Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity

  • W. J. Willems


Rehabilitation of the upper extremity is a very important element in the treatment of complaints of the shoulder and elbow in athletes, with or without concomitant surgery. Thus far, however, there is very little evidence supporting conservative treatment or rehabilitation as the best approach to the various upper-extremity pathologies in athletes. This chapter describes what evidence we have regarding the success of this strategy and, if no evidence is available, what is the best protocol, mostly based on experience, that the physician can follow when choosing a training program for the athlete under treatment.


Shoulder Instability Ulnar Collateral Ligament Eccentric Training Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Pectoralis Minor Muscle 
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