UCL Pain in Baseball

July 16, 2019

REGIONAL INTERDEPENDENCE, AND ITS ROLE IN ASSESSING MEDIAL ELBOW PAIN IN BASEBALL PLAYERS: A PROSPECTIVE CASE CONTROL SERIES.

  • Clinical Trial Information

    Trial Contact: Ford, Elizabeth; Zeini, Ibrahim M

    Trial Phone: 321.843.5023 ; 321.843.5687

  • IRB No: 18.130.09

    Protocol Abbrev: UCL Pain in Baseball

    Principal Investigator: Daryl Christopher Osbahr, MD

    Age Group: Adult;Pediatric

    Treatment: In this study we will seek to determine if deficiencies in trunk, hip, and ankle stability have a potential effect on the likelihood of having a UCL injury. The screens that have particular relevance to the throwing motion are the Overhead Deep Squat pattern, Multi-segmental Rotation, Multi-segmental Extension, and Single Leg Balance. These four patterns have the capability to identify functional mobility and stability deficits that could impact trunk, hip, or ankle positioning, and subsequently affect the upper extremity as it moves through the throwing motion.

  • Objective

    To determine if medial elbow pain during the baseball throw is related to the presence of functional movement deficits in the trunk, pelvic region, and lower quarter.

  • Key Eligibility

    •   Male baseball players
    •   Age 13-30 years old
    •   Reports of medically documented medial elbow pain (one cohort)
    •   No reports of medial elbow pain (one cohort)