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Stress Fractures Of The Elbow In The Throwing Athlete: A Systematic Review., Shelby R. Smith, Nirav K. Patel, Alex E. White, Christopher J Hadley, Christopher C. Dodson Oct 2018

Stress Fractures Of The Elbow In The Throwing Athlete: A Systematic Review., Shelby R. Smith, Nirav K. Patel, Alex E. White, Christopher J Hadley, Christopher C. Dodson

Rothman Institute Faculty Papers

Background: Stress fractures of the elbow are rare in throwing athletes and present a challenge from both a management and rehabilitation perspective. Although the incidence of stress fractures of the elbow is increasing, there is a lack of data in the literature focused on throwers.

Purpose: To evaluate studies regarding the management and outcomes of stress fractures of the elbow in throwing athletes.

Study Design: Systematic review; Level of evidence, 4.

Methods: A systematic review was conducted by searching the Scopus, PubMed, and Cochrane Library electronic databases to identify studies reporting on the management and outcomes of stress fractures in ...