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J Chiropr Med. 2002 Winter;1(1):23-30. doi: 10.1016/S0899-3467(07)60024-X.

The diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To discuss the general diagnostic and therapeutic considerations involved in managing patients with shoulder injury.

DATA SOURCES:

Medline search going back 10 years, and using the key terms "throwing" and "shoulder injuries."

DATA SYNTHESIS:

Papers which evaluated current treatment protocols as determined by previously published papers in peer reviewed journals or textbooks that had no confounding variables were examined.

RESULTS:

The throwing motion is a complex maneuver which requires coordination of a variety of structures. Depending upon the specific kind of injury, rehabilitation may involve numerous different approaches. A 4-phase rehabilitation program is described.

CONCLUSION:

Synthesis of the literature regarding management of throwing injuries is described.

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