Glenohumeral ROM and risk of elbow injury in pitchers

Is the risk of elbow injuries related to shoulder ROM?

During the the overhead throwing motion, as the elbow is extended while the shoulder moves away from maximum external rotation, stress is put on the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). Recent literature points towards and association between decreased rotational ROM of the shoulder and injuries of the elbow, more specifically of the UCL. 

 
 

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