Prevention of Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injuries in Minor League Pitchers
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02749760|
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : April 25, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 7, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Elbow Injuries Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament Upper Extremity Injuries Strain of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Complete Tear Ulnar Collateral Ligament||Other: Strengthening program Other: Exercise program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||175 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Dynamic Stabilizers for Valgus Stability of the Elbow in Professional Baseball Players|
|Study Start Date :||February 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2019|
Minor league pitchers
Minor league pitchers from a single professional baseball organization. Strength tests of the elbows will be administered at spring training and end of season for 5 years. If strength correlates to injury, strengthening and exercise programs may be established to target the stabilizers of the elbows.
Other: Strengthening program
Strengthening programs may be established to target the stabilizers of the elbows
Other: Exercise program
Exercise program may be established to target the stabilizers of the elbows.
- The Correlation of Strength to UCL Injuries in Minor League Pitchers [ Time Frame: 5 years ]After measuring strength of elbow stabilizers for up to five years, we will determine whether strength correlates with UCL injuries.
- The Diminution of Strength in Minor League Pitchers [ Time Frame: 5 years ]We will measure the diminution of strength over the course of a baseball season.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02749760
|United States, Kansas|
|University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160|
|Principal Investigator:||E B Toby, MD||University of Kansas Medical Center|