Extensor Tendon Injuries in the Athlete

Aug 15, 2020 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Extensor Tendon Injuries in the Athlete

An athlete‚Äôs hands are susceptible to a variety of acute and cumulative traumas depending on their chosen sport. Depending on the timing of the injury, the immediate requirements of the…

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Hand and Wrist Tendinopathies

Aug 15, 2020 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Hand and Wrist Tendinopathies

Tendinopathies in the hand and wrist are common in athletes. This article reviews some of the common hand and wrist conditions, such as trigger digits, first dorsal compartment tendonitis, and…

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Rehabilitation of Elbow Injuries

Aug 14, 2020 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Rehabilitation of Elbow Injuries

Athletes are subject to traumatic and repetitive stress injuries at the elbow joint as a result of high levels of forces imparted across the elbow. Injuries can be acute to…

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Elbow Fractures

Aug 14, 2020 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Elbow Fractures

The elbow joint consists of the humeroulnar, humeroradial, and proximal radioulnar joints. Elbow stability is maintained by a combination of static and dynamic constraints. Elbow fractures are challenging to treat…

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Distal Biceps Injuries

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Distal biceps tendon injuries typically occur from forced eccentric contraction against a heavy load and are more common in males than females. Most patients who rupture their distal biceps tendon…

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Olecranon Stress Fracture

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Olecranon stress fractures are a rare upper extremity fracture that primarily affects throwing athletes. The incidence of olecranon stress fractures are increasing owing to the number of patients playing and…

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Distal Triceps Tendon Injuries

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Distal triceps ruptures are uncommon, usually caused by a fall on an outstretched hand or a direct blow. Factors linked to injury include eccentric loading of a contracting triceps, anabolic…

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Orthobiologics in Elbow Injuries

Aug 14, 2020 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Orthobiologics in Elbow Injuries

Orthobiologics are exciting tools providing promising results for difficult orthopedic conditions. In the elbow there is high-level evidence for their use in lateral epicondylopathy and encouraging evidence for other elbow…

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