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Mo Med. 2011 May-Jun;108(3):170-2.

Upper extremity injuries in the throwing athlete.

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  • 1Mercy/St. John's Clinic, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA.


Upper extremity injuries tend to take more time to recover from, and this is even more so in a throwing athlete. Specific injuries of the shoulder and elbow that are common in the throwing athlete are discussed and how advancements in diagnostic and surgical technology have allowed a quicker, more reliable return for a throwing athlete to their previous level of activity.

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