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Ulnar neuropathy and medial elbow pain in women's fastpitch softball pitchers: a report of 6 cases

Smith, Adam M ; Butler, Thomas H ; Dolan, Michael S

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, December 2017, Vol.26(12), pp.2220-2225 [Rivista Peer Reviewed]

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  • Titolo:
    Ulnar neuropathy and medial elbow pain in women's fastpitch softball pitchers: a report of 6 cases
  • Autore: Smith, Adam M ; Butler, Thomas H ; Dolan, Michael S
  • Note di contenuto: Elite-level women's fastpitch softball players place substantial biomechanical strains on the elbow that can result in medial elbow pain and ulnar neuropathic symptoms. There is scant literature reporting the expected outcomes of the treatment of these injuries. This study examined the results of treatment in a series of these patients. We identified 6 female softball pitchers (4 high school and 2 collegiate) with medial elbow pain and ulnar neuropathic symptoms. Trials of conservative care failed in all 6, and they underwent surgical treatment with subcutaneous ulnar nerve transposition. These patients were subsequently monitored postoperatively to determine outcome. All 6 female pitchers had early resolution of elbow pain and neuropathic symptoms after surgical treatment. Long-term follow-up demonstrated that 1 patient quit playing softball because of other injuries but no longer reported elbow pain or paresthesias. One player was able to...
  • Fa parte di: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, December 2017, Vol.26(12), pp.2220-2225
  • Soggetti: Ulnar Neuropathy ; Softball ; Pitcher ; Windmill ; Medial Elbow Pain ; Ulnar Neuritis ; Ulnar Nerve Subluxation ; Level IV ; Case Series ; Treatment Study ; Ulnar Neuropathy ; Softball ; Pitcher ; Windmill ; Medial Elbow Pain ; Ulnar Neuritis ; Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Tipo: Articolo
  • Identificativo: ISSN: 1058-2746 ; E-ISSN: 1532-6500 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.08.013

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