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doi: 10.3810/psm.2004.03.177
The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Volume 32: No.3
An Uncommon Elbow Injury in a Baseball Player
Christopher J. Mehallo, DO
Abstract: A 21-year-old right-hand dominant minor league catcher injured his left elbow while running to first base after batting the ball. The first baseman, in his attempt to catch the throw to first, tripped the patient. The patient landed on his outstretched left hand, then tucked in his arm and landed on his left elbow. The patient denied any sensation of elbow dislocation and continued playing for a few more innings, until swelling and diminished range of motion affected his ability to catch. The patient iced his elbow immediately after he stopped playing.

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