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Glenohumeral rotational range of motion differences between fast bowlers and spin bowlers in elite cricketers.

Authors:  Sundaram B, SKN B, Karuppannan S

The glenohumeral joint is prone to injury among cricketers who bowl regularly. Shoulder complex injuries are more common in spin bowlers than fast bowlers. Previous research has shown a decreased internal rotation difference and increased external rotation difference when comparing dominant shoulder with non-dominant shoulder between overarm cricketers and non-throwing wicket keepers. The purpose of this study was to compare glenohumeral internal and external range of motion differences between fast bowlers and spin bowlers. A significant difference was found in external rotation between fast and spin bowlers but no difference was found for internal rotation.

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