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Common medical problems of instrumental athletes.
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PMID:  23147020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The fields of sports medicine and performing arts medicine have begun recent initiatives to collaborate more closely and to share information pertinent to the treatment of athletes and performing artists. This article provides a review of the common musculoskeletal and neurological problems encountered among performing artists who play instruments. Approaches to history, examination, diagnosis, and treatment are offered, based on literature reviews, expert opinion, and the authors' own experiences in a musician's clinic. Treatments focus on conservative management within a multidisciplinary framework, and indications are given for appropriate surgical referral. Providers are encouraged to build an understanding of the unique issues affecting instrumental athletes.
Paul T Schaefer; Jennine Speier
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Fellow in Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and 2Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN.
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