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Shoulder Rotational Flexibility and Throwing Arm Injuries of Baseball Pitchers

This study has been completed.
Major League Baseball
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida Identifier:
First received: February 29, 2008
Last updated: April 4, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
The evaluation of any relationship between the rotational resistance of the shoulder and shoulder flexibility with throwing arm injuries in professional and college level pitchers.

Shoulder Injuries Shoulder Flexibility Rotational Resistance of Shoulder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Shoulder Internal/External Rotational Flexibility is Related to Throwing Arm Injuries in Professional Baseball Players

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Further study details as provided by University of Florida:

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Collegiate level baseball pitchers

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently competing
  • Healthy pitching arm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inactive status
  • Previous injury
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00631826

United States, Florida
UF&Shands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32611
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Major League Baseball
Principal Investigator: Nigel Zheng, PhD UF Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT00631826     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 50-2007
Study First Received: February 29, 2008
Last Updated: April 4, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Rotational resistance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Arm Injuries processed this record on September 21, 2017