Dr. Anthony Romeo is a senior writer in a study recently released at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study highlights shoulder and elbow injury possibilities in youth players.
The study evaluated 420 youth and adolescent pitchers in pre-season training using two-camera, high-definition, high-speed video analysis. The players’ pitching and injury history were also collected. Thirty-one percent had a history of a previous injury and 30% had current pitching-related pain. Shoulder and elbow pain and injury are common in youth baseball players and significant research has been done to evaluate causes.