Chapter 10. Preventing Elbow Injuries

  1. Roald Bahr MD, PhD4 and
  2. Lars Engebretsen MD, PhD4,5
  1. Mark R. Hutchinson MD1 and
  2. James R. Andrews MD Medical Director2,3

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303612.ch10

Sports Injury Prevention

Sports Injury Prevention

How to Cite

Hutchinson, M. R. and Andrews, J. R. (2009) Preventing Elbow Injuries, in Sports Injury Prevention (eds R. Bahr and L. Engebretsen), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303612.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Sports Medicine, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo, Norway

  2. 5

    Orthopaedic Center, Ullevaal University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA

  2. 2

    American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

  3. 3

    Andrews Sports Medicine Institute, Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162449

Online ISBN: 9781444303612



  • epidemiology of elbow injuries in sports;
  • high energy injuries;
  • young athletes and growing bones;
  • mature and masters athletes;
  • injury risk building from the ground up;
  • risk factors in racquet sports;
  • sports with compressive loads across elbows


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology of elbow injuries in sports

  • Key risk factors: how to identify athletes at risk

  • Injury mechanisms

  • Identifying risks in the training and competition program

  • Preventive measures

  • References

  • Further reading