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Jason Zaremski - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Jason Zaremski

Associate Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Jason Zaremski is an expert on upper extremity and throwing related injuries.


Dr. Jason Zaremski is the former co-medical director of the University of Florida Adolescent and High School Sports Medicine Outreach Program from 2012-2022. Dr. Zaremski is part of the faculty for the UF Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship. He will be a team physician for Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics Games.

Areas of Expertise (7)

National and International Throwing Injury Expert

Sports Injuries

Elbow Injuries

Overuse Injuries

Injury Prevention

Shoulder Injuries

Throwing Injuries

Media Appearances (4)

YOUR HEALTH: Preventing pitching injuries; rewriting the high school rulebook

WAFB  tv


It’s springtime and that means one thing—it’s the start of baseball season. Almost half a million kids take to the playing field in high school. But did you know that almost 50 percent of all pitchers get injured at some point? They’re hardest hit with shoulder and elbow injuries. But now, some doctors are calling for a re-write of the rule book, in hopes of keeping more student athletes injury-free.

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Are Weighted Balls Safe?

2 Guys Talking  radio


Dr. Jason Zaremski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Florida. Dr. Zaremski received his medical degree from Tufts University and then stayed at Tufts to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine through the Geisinger Health System program in Pennsylvania.

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Study examines youth baseball pitching injuries

Local 10 News  tv


A University of Florida College of Medicine researcher is calling for changes in youth baseball to prevent pitching injuries. A recently published paper by the director of UF’s throwing clinic said that pitching overuse injuries among young players continue to rise, possibly in part due to the popularity of ‘weighted ball velocity programs’.

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UF Health researcher urges updated youth baseball guidelines to prevent pitching injuries

UF Health  online


The director of the University of Florida Health Throwing Clinic is urging the nation’s youth baseball community to adopt stricter rules to prevent pitching overuse injuries that keep climbing. The paper, published as an editorial in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine last month in collaboration with colleagues from Harvard and Emory universities, notes that sports medicine practices across the United States are reporting an increase in pitching injuries such as ulnar collateral ligament, or UCL, tears in the elbow.

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Articles (3)

UCL Throwing Injuries in Nonprofessional Baseball Players: A 14-Year Retrospective Study

Sports Health

Jason L. Zaremski, et. al


This study evaluated the treatment modality (surgical vs nonoperative) of medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in nonprofessional throwing baseball athletes by comparing the type, severity, and location of UCL injuries. Baseball players with closed medial epicondyle physics and concomitant throwing-related UCL injury will be more likely to undergo surgical intervention than players with open medial epicondyle physics.

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Pitching Restriction Policies in Adolescent and High-School Baseball Pitchers: Is It Time for an Updated Paradigm?

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

Jason L. Zaremski, et. al


The development of pitch counts (PCs) was instituted as 1 approach to combat throwing-related overuse injuries in baseball. Pitch count were first introduced in 1996 based on small sample survey data and opinion.1 Two years later, data showed that injury risk in a game increased 20% for every inning pitched and 10% for every 10 pitches thrown.2 Thus, this evidence indicated that PC could be a potential guardrail for overuse injury risk.

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Team Physician Consensus Statement: Return to Sport/Return to Play and the Team Physician: A Team Physician Consensus Statement-2023 Update

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Stanley A. Herring, et. al


Return to play (RTP) is the process of returning an athlete to participate in his/her/their sport. Return to sport (RTS) is applicable to all sports and athletes. For the purposes of this consensus statement, RTS will be used to include both the process and the decision, focused on non-game-day RTS. It is important for the team physician to recognize RTS represents a continuum: return to participation, RTS, and return to performance (1).

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