Internal Impingement of the Shoulder in the Overhead Athlete

Drakos, Mark C.; Rudzki, Jonas R.; Allen, Answorth A.; Potter, Hollis G.; Altchek, David W.
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 11, p2719
Academic Journal
The article discusses several approaches in treating internal impingement of the shoulder of overhead athletes. It is stressed that internal impingement is a specific type of shoulder injury to the posterior labrum and the rotator cuff that is seen primarily in throwing athletes. It is stated that when treating internal impingement, it is suggested that nonoperative treatment should always be attempted first.


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