The Importance of a Pitch Count in Young Athletes

Dr. Yanke, as well as many other Orthopaedic Surgeons from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has formed Shouldersforlife, an organization whose goal is to protect overhead athletes from shoulder and elbow injuries. Shouldersforlife works with coaches and trainers to implement a shoulder and elbow injury prevention program in youth programs.

In this video, Dr. Yanke discusses specifically, the importance of putting young pitchers on a pitch count. By appropriately managing how much an athlete throws, you can prolong their careers while being injury-free.

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