Axillary Artery Thrombosis in a Major League Baseball Pitcher: A Case Report and Rehabilitation Guide

John M. Zajac, Michael E. Angeline, Tiffany M. Bohon, Michael Loftus, Hollis G. Potter, Andrew J. Weiland, Robert W. Thompson, Struan H. Coleman, David W. Altchek

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Abstract

This case study describes a Major League Baseball player who was diagnosed with an axillary artery thrombosis due to arterial compression from throwing. The purpose of this article is to create awareness as to the signs and symptoms associated with arterial positional compression and the rehabilitative implications to surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-406
Number of pages5
JournalSports Health
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • arterial positional compression
  • axillary artery thrombosis
  • effort thrombosis
  • overhead throwing athletes
  • thoracic outlet syndrome

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