Youth Throwers Respond to Stretching (Safethrow)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01065181|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2010 by Metzger, Charles, M.D..
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2010
|Condition or disease|
|Shoulder Posterior Capsular Contracture|
Introduction: Overhead throwing can cause contracture of the shoulder posterior-inferior glenohumeral ligament which can lead to injuries such as superior labral tears. We show that instruction on stretching can favorably alter progression of posterior contractures.
Methods: 1261 male baseball players ages 7-15 completed a questionnaire and shoulder examinations. Measurements of rotation of both shoulders were made with the subjects in the supine position with the scapula stabilized. Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD) was calculated. Pitch type and player position, among other variables, were recorded. The prospective cohort was 175 players who were examined twice a year apart. Players with excessive GIRD (exGIRD) were given stretching instruction, and the control group was those without exGIRD who were not given instruction. Change in GIRD as a result of this intervention was documented.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1261 participants|
|Official Title:||Shoulder Posterior Capsular Contracture in Youth Baseball Players: It Can be Improved by Stretching|
|Study Start Date :||January 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
- Degree of decrease in internal rotation contracture of the shoulder [ Time Frame: One year ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01065181
|United States, Texas|
|Greater Houston Orthopedic Specialists|
|Bellaire, Texas, United States, 77401|
|Principal Investigator:||Charles L Metzger, MD||Memorial Hermann Health System|