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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2012 > January-April > Dr. James Andrews Identifies Five Main Risk Factors that Contribute to Arm Injuries

Dr. James Andrews Identifies Five Main Risk Factors that Contribute to Arm Injuries

Dr. James Andrews Identifies Five Main Risk Factors that Contribute to Arm Injuries

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Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. James Andrews, the world’s foremost authority on pitching-related injuries and a member of the Little League International Board of Directors, has identified five main risk factors that contribute to arm injuries sustained by amateur pitchers. By paying attention to these risk factors, Dr. Andrews, who was instrumental in the development of Little League’s Pitch Count regulations, is convinced that many of the surgeries he is performing weekly on teenagers and younger, can be avoided.

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