Journal article

Baseball pitching biomechanics in relation to pain, injury, and surgery: A systematic review

Garrett S Bullock, Gautam Menon, Kristen Nicholson, Robert J Butler, Nigel K Arden, Stephanie R Filbay

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between baseball pitching biomechanics and pain, injury, or surgery, in pitchers of all ages and competition levels. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: This study was registered on Prospero (CRD42019137462). Four online databases (MEDLINE, SPORTDiscus, CINAHL, and Embase) from inception to June 13, 2019 were systematically searched. Risk of bias was assessed through the modified Downs and Black. RESULTS: 967 titles/abstracts were screened with 11 studies (1376 pitchers) included. Four studies used 3D biomechanical analyses, five studies video analysis, and two studies evaluated EMG activity. Level 1b evidence suggests that injured pitchers had gre..

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