Mechanics, Pathomechanics and Injury in the Overhead Athlete

A Case-Based Approach to Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management

  • W. Ben Kibler
  • Aaron D. Sciascia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen J. Thomas
      Pages 3-23
    3. Charles Thigpen, Duncan T. Evans
      Pages 25-38
    4. Ellen Shanley, Natalie L. Myers
      Pages 39-48
    5. Aaron D. Sciascia, W. Ben Kibler
      Pages 63-73
    6. Kevin E. Wilk, Christopher A. Arrigo
      Pages 103-115
    7. Aaron D. Sciascia, Tracy Spigelman, Robert Manske
      Pages 117-134
    8. W. Ben Kibler, Stephen J. Thomas, Aaron D. Sciascia
      Pages 151-164
  3. Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Andrew Gregory
      Pages 167-169
    3. Nicole Pitts, Jeremy Whitley, Neeru Jayanthi
      Pages 171-178
    4. Neil K. Bakshi, Michael T. Freehill
      Pages 189-199
    5. Sheeba M. Joseph, Colin Uyeki, Jeremiah D. Johnson, Jessica Divenere, Augustus D. Mazzocca
      Pages 201-218
    6. Matthew T. Provencher, Ryan F. McClellan, Liam A. Peebles, Anthony Sanchez
      Pages 219-226
    7. Michael C. Ciccotti, Michael G. Ciccotti
      Pages 227-233
    8. Scott Rodeo
      Pages 235-241
    9. James B. Carr II, Joshua S. Dines
      Pages 243-250
    10. Brandon J. Erickson, Ryan A. Mlynarek, David W. Altchek
      Pages 251-259
    11. Sarav S. Shah, Alan S. Curtis
      Pages 261-268
    12. Fotios Tjoumakaris, Richard Campbell, James P. Bradley
      Pages 269-275
    13. Scott LaValva, Ann Marie Kelly, M. Patrick Kelly, John D. Kelly IV
      Pages 277-282
    14. Anirudh K. Gowd, Gregory L. Cvetanovich, Joseph N. Liu, Nikhil N. Verma
      Pages 283-291
    15. Giovanni Di Giacomo, Nicola de Gasperis
      Pages 301-306
    16. Michael D. Charles, Neal B. Naveen, David R. Christian, Joseph N. Liu, Taylor M. Southworth, Brian J. Cole
      Pages 307-317
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 337-346

About this book


As clinical interest in overhead athletic injuries is on the upswing, so is greater interest in the factors for performance and injury risk in throwing and other overhead motion. This practical, case-based text is divided into two sections and will present the basic principles of overhead athletes followed by unique clinical case presentations describing different aspects of performance, injury and management in throwing and other overhead athletes. 

Part I discusses the mechanics and pathomechanics of the overhead motion, along with principles of evaluation, the physical exam, surgical management of both the shoulder and elbow, rehabilitation and return to play, injury risk modification, and the role of the scapula. Unique clinical cases comprise all of part II and follow a consistent format covering the history, exam, imaging, diagnosis and outcome of the chosen intervention. These cases illustrate a cross-section of sports and activities, from the baseball player to the swimmer, and a range of shoulder and elbow problems in pediatric and adult overhead athletes

Providing a unique case-based approach to a growing hot topic, Mechanics, Pathomechanics and Injury in the Overhead Athlete is an ideal resource for orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physiatrists, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and allied medical professions treating active persons of all ages.


AC joint injury Biceps injury Elbow injury Labral tear Ligament injury Overhead athlete Overload injury Rotator cuff Shoulder injury SLAP tear Throwing athlete Throwing mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Ben Kibler
    • 1
  • Aaron D. Sciascia
    • 2
  1. 1.Shoulder Center of KentuckyLexington ClinicLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

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