The researchers examined 55 young male baseball players who underwent nonoperative treatment such as prohibition of throwing for two months and throwing limitations for nearly two months following. The study found:
• 73 percent of the athletes achieved bone union within six months of the initial presentation
• 76 percent achieved union after one year
• 94 percent achieved union after two years
• 17 percent reported continuing elbow pain one year after initial presentation
• 18 percent reported continuing pain after two years
The study showed that at six months and one year after the initial presentation, bone union was delayed significantly in athletes who did not accept nonoperative treatment and continued a vigorous throwing pattern.
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Young Baseball Players With Elbow Pain Benefit From Throwing Modification ProgramWritten by Laura Miller | April 20, 2012
Physicians and researchers recently examined the impact of nonoperative treatment for humeral medial epicondylar fragmentation in young baseball players and published their findings in the American Journal for Sports Medicine.
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