Injury patterns and biomechanics of the athlete's shoulder

Clin Sports Med. 2008 Oct;27(4):527-51. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2008.07.007.


Although shoulder injury patterns vary by sport and position, overhead sports, such as baseball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball, share a common dependence on the integrity of the kinetic chain. Disruption of this critical mechanism predisposes to injury and deserves attention as the most important of the biomechanical principles required to help evaluate and manage problems of the athlete's shoulder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arm Injuries*
  • Arm*
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology
  • Baseball / injuries*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Humans
  • Posture
  • Risk Factors
  • Shoulder Injuries*
  • Tennis / injuries*