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How could a rotator cuff tear be caused in baseball?

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Dr. Roger Palutsis answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Very Common: Rotator cuff injuries are most frequently seen in the sport of baseball. The reason is that all positions involve throwing, with the pitcher and catcher doing the most. The overhead throwing motion can cause rubbing of the tendon on the acromion bone. This is increased with weakness or fatique of the muscle. Progressive strengthening and conditioning is critical.

Answered 4/9/2013



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