MR imaging of the elbow in baseball pitchers

Hugue Ouellette, Miriam Bredella, John Labis, William E. Palmer, Martin Torriani

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Abstract

Baseball pitcher throwing biomechanics are important to understanding the pathophysiology and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearances of injuries in baseball pitchers. Baseball pitchers experience repetitive excessive valgus forces at the elbow. Typical injuries are secondary to medial joint distraction, lateral joint compression, and rotatory forces at the olecranon. MR imaging is useful for evaluation of the elbow in baseball pitchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Baseball
  • Elbow
  • MR imaging
  • Overhead throwing athlete
  • Pitcher

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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