n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Valgus extension overload syndrome of the elbow in a test cricket fast bowler : case report

Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Elbow injury in sports is dependent on the nature of the game. Well-defined injury patterns like the valgus hyperextension syndrome have been reported in throwers, in racquet sports and in baseball. The demands of throwing in cricket theoretically do not involve significant stress on the elbow. We report for the first time a typical case of valgus hyperextension syndrome in an international cricket fast bowler. The mechanism of trauma seems to involve a terminal thrust at the elbow with stress concentration on the posterior and lateral sides and with some degree of distraction on the medial side.

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