Injury Analysis

Brady Aiken's UCL: A question of stability

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Brady Aiken's failure to sign with the Houston Astros apparently hinged upon the revelation that the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow is smaller than average. What are the anatomical...

Josh Beckett's hip impingement injury

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Due to the large amount of axial and torsional force put upon the hip joint in the act of pitching, the femoroacetabular (hip) impingement injury sustained by Josh Beckett is not an uncommon one.

Dexter Fowler and intercostal muscle strains

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A core muscle group fundamental to the mechanics of numerous baseball activities as well as breathing, intercostal muscle strains can be devastating to a player's performance.

Evan Gattis and rhomboid muscle injury

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A scapular muscle group less frequently encountered or injured in baseball, the rhomboid muscles are nonetheless an integral part of the anatomy of the overhead athlete.

The effects of plantar fasciitis on Jedd Gyorko

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One of the most common foot and ankle injuries seen in athletes, plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that has wreaked havoc on San Diego Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko.

Yordano Ventura's (Pitcher's) Elbow

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While a less ominous diagnosis than what was originally hypothesized, Yordano Ventura's valgus extension overload (VEO) is nonetheless an injury to be taken seriously. We review VEO, commonly known...

Prince Fielder's pain the neck

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Prince Fielder's season has been cut short due to a disc herniation in his neck, prompting surgery. Here, we discuss what the injury entails.

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