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Ultrasonographic evaluation of the shoulder in elite wheelchair tennis players.
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PMID:  20543217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Wheelchair tennis has been identified as a high-risk sport for shoulder injury, so understanding shoulder pathology in these athletes is important. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the incidence and pattern of shoulder injuries in wheelchair tennis players using high-resolution ultrasonography. DESIGN: Descriptive study. SETTING: International Wheelchair Tennis Open. PARTICIPANTS: 33 elite-level wheelchair tennis players. OUTCOME MEASURES: Wheelchair tennis players completed a self-administered questionnaire, and shoulders of each athlete were investigated using high-resolution ultrasonography (linear probe 7.5 MHz). RESULTS: The most common pathology in the dominant shoulder was acromioclavicular pathology, in 21 players (63.6%). Full-thickness rotator-cuff tears involving the supraspinatus were found in 8 dominant shoulders and 6 nondominant shoulders. There were no correlations between identified shoulder pathology and the different variables studied, such as age, training time per day, length of wheelchair use, and length of career as a wheelchair tennis player. CONCLUSION: High prevalence of rotator-cuff and acromioclavicular pathology was found by ultrasonographic examination in the elite wheelchair tennis players in both dominant and nondominant shoulders. A high index of suspicion of these pathologies in wheelchair athletes is required.
In-Ho Jeon; Hemanshu Kochhar; Jong-Min Lee; Hee-Soo Kyung; Woo-Kie Min; Hwan-Sung Cho; Ho-Wug Wee; Dong-Joo Shin; Poong-Taek Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sport rehabilitation     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1056-6716     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sport Rehabil     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206500     Medline TA:  J Sport Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Acromioclavicular Joint / injuries,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Athletic Injuries / epidemiology,  etiology,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Rotator Cuff / injuries,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Shoulder Joint / injuries*,  ultrasonography*
Statistics as Topic
Statistics, Nonparametric
Tendon Injuries / ultrasonography
Tennis / injuries*,  physiology*

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