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Orthop Clin North Am. 2001 Jul;32(3):431-41, viii.

SLAP lesions in the overhead athlete.

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San Antonio Orthopedic Group, Baylor College of Medicine, and University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA.


The authors report an 87% rate of return to preinjury levels of throwing in 54 baseball players and an 84% rate of return to preinjury performance levels in pitches after repair of type II SLAP lesions. The etiology, biomechanics, surgical repair, and rehabilitation are discussed in detail.

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