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Sports Health. 2013 Sep;5(5):402-6. doi: 10.1177/1941738113495647.

Axillary artery thrombosis in a major league baseball pitcher: a case report and rehabilitation guide.

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  • 1New York Mets, New York, New York.
  • 2Mercy Health System, Janesville, Wisconsin.
  • 3Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York.
  • 4Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri.

Abstract

This case study describes a Major League Baseball player who was diagnosed with an axillary artery thrombosis due to arterial compression from throwing. The purpose of this article is to create awareness as to the signs and symptoms associated with arterial positional compression and the rehabilitative implications to surgical intervention.

KEYWORDS:

arterial positional compression; axillary artery thrombosis; effort thrombosis; overhead throwing athletes; thoracic outlet syndrome

PMID:
24427409
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PMCID:
PMC3752194
[Available on 2014/9/1]
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