Injury Patterns and Biomechanics of the Athlete's Shoulder

David M. Lintner, Thomas J. Noonan, W. Ben Kibler

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Although shoulder injury patterns vary by sport and position, overhead sports, such as baseball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball, share a common dependence on the integrity of the kinetic chain. Disruption of this critical mechanism predisposes to injury and deserves attention as the most important of the biomechanical principles required to help evaluate and manage problems of the athlete's shoulder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-551
Number of pages25
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008


  • Biomechanics
  • Evaluation
  • Kinetic chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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