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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430758/the-refractive-error-of-professional-baseball-players
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Daniel M Laby, David G Kirschen
PURPOSE: High levels of visual acuity are required to hit a baseball effectively. Research has shown that any decrease in vision is likely caused by low-order optical aberrations. This study is designed to validate the SVOne autorefractor, and describe the amount and type, of low-order optical aberrations present in a large cohort of professional baseball players. METHODS: A retrospective chart review on the 608 Major League Baseball players evaluated during the 2016 Spring Training Season was performed...
May 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421395/clinical-interpretation-of-asymptomatic-medial-collateral-ligament-injury-observed-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-adolescent-baseball-players
#2
Kenta Tanaka, Yoshikazu Okamoto, Takeshi Makihara, Kiyoshi Maehara, Tomohiro Yoshizawa, Manabu Minami, Masashi Yamazaki
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the elbow was often observed in asymptomatic adolescent baseball players. We aimed to clarify the clinical interpretation of "asymptomatic MCL injury observed on MRI" by comparing MRI, ultrasonography (US), and physical findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four asymptomatic adolescent baseball players (mean 11.2 years) were enrolled. An open-type 0.2T MRI was used. MCL function was evaluated by measuring the opening of the ulnohumeral joint using US...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402756/effectiveness-of-manual-therapy-and-stretching-for-baseball-players-with-shoulder-range-of-motion-deficits
#3
Lane B Bailey, Charles A Thigpen, Richard J Hawkins, Paul F Beattie, Ellen Shanley
BACKGROUND: Baseball players displaying deficits in shoulder range of motion (ROM) are at increased risk of arm injury. Currently, there is a lack of consensus regarding the best available treatment options to restore shoulder ROM. HYPOTHESIS: Instrumented manual therapy with self-stretching will result in clinically significant deficit reductions when compared with self-stretching alone. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Shoulder ROM and humeral torsion were assessed in 60 active baseball players (mean age, 19 ± 2 years) with ROM deficits (nondominant - dominant, ≥15°)...
April 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398820/magnetic-resonance-imaging-predictors-of-failure-in-the-nonoperative-management-of-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injuries-in-professional-baseball-pitchers
#4
Salvatore J Frangiamore, T Sean Lynch, Michael D Vaughn, Lonnie Soloff, Michael Forney, Joseph F Styron, Mark S Schickendantz
BACKGROUND: A medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury of the elbow is an increasingly common injury in professional baseball pitchers. Predictors of success and failure are not well defined for the nonoperative management of these injuries. PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of objective measures to predict failure of the nonoperative management of UCL injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Thirty-two professional pitchers (82%) met inclusion criteria and underwent an initial trial of nonoperative treatment for UCL tears based on clinical and radiological findings...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396902/progressive-skeletal-benefits-of-physical-activity-when-young-as-assessed-at-the-midshaft-humerus-in-male-baseball-players
#5
S J Warden, A M Weatherholt, A S Gudeman, D C Mitchell, W R Thompson, R K Fuchs
Physical activity benefits the skeleton, but there is contrasting evidence regarding whether benefits differ at different stages of growth. The current study demonstrates that physical activity should be encouraged at the earliest age possible and be continued into early adulthood to gain most skeletal benefits. INTRODUCTION: The current study explored physical activity-induced bone adaptation at different stages of somatic maturity by comparing side-to-side differences in midshaft humerus properties between male throwing athletes and controls...
April 10, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394713/elbow-mri-findings-do-not-correlate-with-future-placement-on-the-disabled-list-in-asymptomatic-professional-baseball-pitchers
#6
Nicholas M Gutierrez, Christopher Granville, Lee Kaplan, Michael Baraga, Jean Jose
BACKGROUND: Injury rates among professional baseball players may reach as high as 5.8 per 1000 encounters, with pitchers being most vulnerable on account of the excessive biomechanical load on the upper extremity during the throwing motion. Anatomically, the shoulder is the most common site of pitching-related injury, accounting for 30.7% of injuries, closely followed by the elbow at 26.3%. Characteristic valgus loading imparts a predictable constellation of stresses on the joint, including medial tension, lateral compression, and posterior medial shearing...
April 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382679/a-simple-heuristic-successfully-used-by-humans-animals-and-machines-the-story-of-the-raf-and-luftwaffe-hawks-and-ducks-dogs-and-frisbees-baseball-outfielders-and-sidewinder-missiles-oh-my
#7
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375396/muscle-spasms-twitches-in-arm-upon-throwing-%C3%A2-dx
#8
Kyle Bradford Jones, Juliann Allred, David Shprecher
Involuntary upper right arm muscle contractions and spasms, which began intermittently when the patient was a teenager, were now a real problem for him as an adult. The patient was having difficulty rolling a baseball underhand to players as part of infield practice and he was experiencing muscle spasms when lifting his right arm over his head. "Twitches" in the patient's upper arm were making drinking difficult, but he had no problems feeding himself, writing, or performing other basic activities of daily living...
April 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362536/what-baseball-and-capitalism-can-teach-us-about-selecting-residents-and-fellows
#9
Sanjay V Desai
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April 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361662/throwing-skills
#10
Saeed Ghorbani, Andreas Bund
Traditionally, motor learning scientists have evaluated the process of learning a new motor skill by considering the skill as a whole. Yet, motor skills comprise various phases, and in the motor learning literature, it is not clear whether new learners show similar or different learning across various phases. We provide exploratory data on learning movement phases by novices, using baseball pitching as the learning task. Eight participants (four male, four female, M age = 23.7 years, SD = 2.4) performed five trials each in the pretest followed by three blocks of 10 trials each in the acquisition phase...
April 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358221/descriptive-epidemiology-of-non-time-loss-injuries-in-collegiate-and-high-school-student-athletes
#11
Zachary Y Kerr, Robert C Lynall, Karen G Roos, Sara L Dalton, Aristarque Djoko, Thomas P Dompier
CONTEXT: Research on non-time-loss (NTL) injuries, which result in less than 24 hours of restriction from participation, is limited. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of NTL injuries among collegiate and high school student-athletes. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING: Aggregate injury and exposure data collected from a convenience sample of National College Athletic Association varsity teams and 147 high schools in 26 states...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355083/systematic-review-of-outcomes-reporting-in-professional-baseball-a-call-for-increased-validation-and-consistency
#12
Jelle P van der List, Christopher L Camp, Alec L Sinatro, Joshua S Dines, Andrew D Pearle
BACKGROUND: Historically, treatment efficacy of professional baseball injuries has been determined by assessing the return-to-play (RTP) rate or using patient-reported functional outcomes scores; however, these methods may not be sensitive and specific enough for elite athletes. As a consequence, performance-based statistics are increasingly being reported in the medical literature. PURPOSE: To (1) assess how treatment efficacy is currently reported in professional baseball players; (2) examine the variability in the reporting of these measures in terms of frequency, length of time followed, and units of measure; and (3) identify any attempts to validate these performance-based statistics...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345616/shoulder-stretching-intervention-reduces-the-incidence-of-shoulder-and-elbow-injuries-in-high-school-baseball-players-a-time-to-event-analysis
#13
Hitoshi Shitara, Atsushi Yamamoto, Daisuke Shimoyama, Tsuyoshi Ichinose, Tsuyoshi Sasaki, Noritaka Hamano, Akira Ueno, Fumitaka Endo, Atsufumi Oshima, Hideo Sakane, Masahiro Tachibana, Yusuke Tomomatsu, Tsuyoshi Tajika, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Toshihisa Osawa, Haku Iizuka, Kenji Takagishi
We prospectively evaluated the effects of a prevention program on the incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries in high school baseball pitchers. Ninety-two pitchers participated in this study and were taught to perform stretching and strength exercises aimed at improving shoulder external rotation strength in the preseason. The pitchers freely chose to participate in one of four groups [SM-group: performed both exercises, S-group: performed stretching exercise only, M-group: performed strength training only, and N-group: performed neither intervention]...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344452/the-effects-of-a-sports-nutrition-education-intervention-on-nutritional-status-sport-nutrition-knowledge-body-composition-and-performance-during-off-season-training-in-ncaa-division-i-baseball-players
#14
Fabrício Eduardo Rossi, Andrew Landreth, Stacey Beam, Taylor Jones, Layne Norton, Jason Michael Cholewa
This study investigated the effects of a sport nutrition education intervention (SNEI) on dietary intake, knowledge, body composition, and performance in NCAA Division I baseball players. Resistance trained NCAA Division I baseball players (82.4 ± 8.2 kg; 1.83 ± 0.06 m; 13.7 ± 5 % body fat) participated in the study during 12 weeks of off-season training. Fifteen players volunteered for SNEI while 15 players matched for position served as controls (C) for body composition and performance. The nutrition intervention group (NI) received a 90 min SNEI encompassing energy intake (Kcal), carbohydrate (CHO), protein (PRO), fat, food sources, and hydration...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328567/effects-of-a-simulated-game-on-upper-extremity-pitching-mechanics-and-muscle-activations-among-various-pitch-types-in-youth-baseball-pitchers
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Gretchen D Oliver, Hillary Plummer, Lisa Henning, Michael Saper, Gabrielle Glimer, Allison Brambeck, James R Andrews
BACKGROUND: Throwing requires proper stability and orientation of the pelvis and scapula for efficient energy transfer during pitching. Fatigue of the pelvis and scapular musculature throughout the course of a game can impair pitching performance, and place excessive demands on the throwing arm leading to injury. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in pelvis, torso, and upper extremity pitching mechanics and muscle activations between the fastball, change-up, and curveball pitches in youth baseball pitchers following a simulated game...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325273/length-of-time-between-surgery-and-return-to-sport-after-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-in-major-league-baseball-pitchers-does-not-predict-need-for-revision-surgery
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Brandon J Erickson, Peter N Chalmers, Bernard R Bach, Joshua S Dines, Nikhil N Verma, Charles A Bush-Joseph, Steven B Cohen, Anthony A Romeo
HYPOTHESIS: Pitchers who return to sport (RTS) sooner will have a higher risk of revision ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) than those who return later. METHODS: All professional (major and minor league) baseball pitchers who underwent UCLR between 1974 and 2016 were identified. Date of the index UCLR was recorded. The date of the first game back at any professional level after surgery and the date the pitcher returned to the same level of play (if applicable) were recorded...
April 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323792/the-effect-of-intermittent-vest-cooling-on-thermoregulation-and-cardiovascular-strain-in-baseball-catchers
#17
Stacy Bishop, David J Szymanski, Greg A Ryan, Robert L Herron, Phil A Bishop
Baseball catchers are exposed to multiple physiological challenges while playing outside during the spring and summer months, many of which deal with recovery and thermoregulation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of intermittent cooling on core temperature, cardiovascular strain, exertion, and recovery during a simulated catching performance in the heat. Six trained college-aged baseball catchers performed in a controlled, hot (35 °C) and humid (25% relative humidity) environment in a counter-balanced, cross-over design...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321431/osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-humeral-capitellum-in-young-athletes-comparison-between-baseball-players-and-gymnasts
#18
Shiro Kajiyama, Satoshi Muroi, Hiroyuki Sugaya, Norimasa Takahashi, Keisuke Matsuki, Nobuaki Kawai, Makoto Osaki
BACKGROUND: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions are often observed in the humeral capitellum both in young baseball players and gymnasts. It is generally believed that capitellar OCD in baseball players can be seen on an anteroposterior (AP) radiograph with the elbow in 45° of flexion. However, the mechanism of injury seems to be different in baseball players and gymnasts. Repetitive valgus overload with the elbow in flexion is believed to be the cause of capitellar OCD lesions in baseball players, whereas weightbearing with the elbow in extension may be the cause of OCD in gymnasts...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321427/the-effect-of-the-number-of-carries-on-injury-risk-and-subsequent-season-s-performance-among-running-backs-in-the-national-football-league
#19
Matthew J Kraeutler, John W Belk, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: In recent years, several studies have correlated pitch count with an increased risk for injury among baseball pitchers. However, no studies have attempted to draw a similar conclusion based on number of carries by running backs (RBs) in football. PURPOSE: To determine whether there is a correlation between number of carries by RBs in the National Football League (NFL) and risk of injury or worsened performance in the subsequent season. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314694/stress-ultrasound-in-baseball-players-with-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injuries-additional-value-for-predicting-rehabilitation-outcome
#20
Na Ra Kim, Sung Gyu Moon, Jin-Young Park, Jin Woo Choi, Kyung-Soo Oh
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the additional value of stress ultrasound (US) for predicting rehabilitation outcome in baseball players with ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury. METHODS: Stress US and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 41 baseball players with UCL injury who received rehabilitation treatment for more than 6 weeks were retrospectively compared between the rehabilitation group (n = 23) and surgery group (n = 18)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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