Can 6 Questions Predict Elbow Injury Risk For Young Pitchers?

Can 6 Questions Predict Elbow Injury Risk For Young Pitchers?

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 1502871253 67094134 Can 6 Questions Predict Elbow Injury Risk For Young Pitchers?By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

We are gaining more knowledge about the factors responsible for overuse injuries and catastrophic elbow ligament tears in young pitchers
It is far better to monitor and reduce load when appropriate to prevent injury, than to have an injury requiring extended time off or possibly surgery
A six question checklist developed in Japan is easy to perform, and a score of 3 or more “yes” responses is a sign of higher injury risk

I really like the Pitch Smart recommendations for age appropriate limits on number of pitches, number of innings, and appropriate rest…

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