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Sonographic evaluations in elite college baseball athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15679569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compared the thickness of the biceps and supraspinatus tendons, the widths of the subacromial space in the frontal and scapular planes, and abnormal sonographic findings in the shoulders of injured, and uninjured elite college baseball athletes and healthy controls. This study recruited two groups of 42 and 12 athletes, with and without histories of shoulder injuries, respectively, as well as one control group of 16 college students who were matched for physical characteristics but not involved in sports. The results showed that the thickness of the biceps and supraspinatus tendons and the subacromial space widths at 0 degrees and 90 degrees shoulder abduction in the frontal plane were significantly greater in the athletes than in the controls (P-values <0.004). The occurrences of the acromioclavicular joint bulging, bicep tendon degeneration, infraspinatus tendon degeneration and infraspinatus cortical irregularity differ significantly between the injured athlete and the group of uninjured athletes and controls (P-values <0.05). However, only infraspinatus tendon degeneration corresponded to the injury histories. There was a high similarity of sonographic spectrum of abnormal findings among the groups. Longitudinal follow-ups are required to determine the clinical importance of the sonographic spectrums and the occurrences of abnormal finding in asymptomatic athletes' shoulders.
Hsing-Kuo Wang; Jau-Jia Lin; Shin-Liang Pan; Tyng-Guey Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0905-7188     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-31     Completed Date:  2005-05-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111504     Medline TA:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graduate Institute and School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Baseball* / injuries
Case-Control Studies
Muscle, Skeletal / anatomy & histology,  ultrasonography*
Rotator Cuff / ultrasonography
Shoulder Joint / anatomy & histology,  injuries,  ultrasonography*
Tendons / anatomy & histology,  ultrasonography

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