Be Safe at Home This Season with the Proper Sliding Technique

Paramus Daily Voice—May 3, 2016

In a recent article published by Paramus Daily Voice, Anil S. Ranawat, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains sliding safety for headfirst and feet-first slides in baseball. 

The article explains that, "The risks to headfirst slides involve injuries to fingers, wrists or elbows due to sliding into a fixed base ... Try to minimize the chance for injury by sliding fist-first not fingers-first."

For feet-first slides risks "involve possible injuries to ankles, including sprains and breaks, ACL and MCL tears, and ankle and tibia fractures. Situations that can aggravate this risk are when players return to standing immediately after sliding feet-first, or pop up slides."

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