Stress fracture of the ulna in an elite ice dancer

Davide Tornese, Domenico Curci, Alice Nardo, Alessandra Cuccia, Grazia Pozzi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Stress fracture of the ulna is a rare overuse injury often arising from repetitive excessive forearm rotation. Here we report the first case of ulnar stress fracture in a female ice dancer. Diagno-sis was made by history and physical examination, with the aid of imaging studies (plain x-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging), and biomechanical analysis of forearm pronation and supination. Following identification and modification of the causal technical element, the ice dancer was able to continue training and competing without cessation of activity. Treatment was with a 30-day course of capacitively coupled bone stimulation to promote fracture healing, confirmed on radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Such injuries to ice dancers may be prevented at the planning stage of tech-nical elements in the dance program if coaches place more attention on the potentially deleterious effects of difficult posi-tions the lifted dancer must sustain to reward points on the technical elements score.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sports Science and Medicine
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Fingerprint

Ulna
Stress Fractures
Ice
Forearm
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Pronation
Supination
Fracture Healing
Reward
Radiography
Physical Examination
History
Tomography
X-Rays
Bone and Bones
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Figure skating
  • Ice dancing
  • Overuse injury
  • Stress fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cite this

Tornese, D., Curci, D., Nardo, A., Cuccia, A., & Pozzi, G. (2014). Stress fracture of the ulna in an elite ice dancer. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 14(1), 37-40.

Stress fracture of the ulna in an elite ice dancer. / Tornese, Davide; Curci, Domenico; Nardo, Alice; Cuccia, Alessandra; Pozzi, Grazia.

In: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2014, p. 37-40.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tornese, D, Curci, D, Nardo, A, Cuccia, A & Pozzi, G 2014, 'Stress fracture of the ulna in an elite ice dancer', Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 37-40.
Tornese, Davide ; Curci, Domenico ; Nardo, Alice ; Cuccia, Alessandra ; Pozzi, Grazia. / Stress fracture of the ulna in an elite ice dancer. In: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 37-40.
@article{9ea64d07417d41a184f5223cd94ec7f5,
title = "Stress fracture of the ulna in an elite ice dancer",
abstract = "Stress fracture of the ulna is a rare overuse injury often arising from repetitive excessive forearm rotation. Here we report the first case of ulnar stress fracture in a female ice dancer. Diagno-sis was made by history and physical examination, with the aid of imaging studies (plain x-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging), and biomechanical analysis of forearm pronation and supination. Following identification and modification of the causal technical element, the ice dancer was able to continue training and competing without cessation of activity. Treatment was with a 30-day course of capacitively coupled bone stimulation to promote fracture healing, confirmed on radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Such injuries to ice dancers may be prevented at the planning stage of tech-nical elements in the dance program if coaches place more attention on the potentially deleterious effects of difficult posi-tions the lifted dancer must sustain to reward points on the technical elements score.",
keywords = "Figure skating, Ice dancing, Overuse injury, Stress fracture",
author = "Davide Tornese and Domenico Curci and Alice Nardo and Alessandra Cuccia and Grazia Pozzi",
year = "2014",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "37--40",
journal = "Journal of Sports Science and Medicine",
issn = "1303-2968",
publisher = "Department of Sports Medicine, Medical Faculty of Uludag University",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Stress fracture of the ulna in an elite ice dancer

AU - Tornese, Davide

AU - Curci, Domenico

AU - Nardo, Alice

AU - Cuccia, Alessandra

AU - Pozzi, Grazia

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Stress fracture of the ulna is a rare overuse injury often arising from repetitive excessive forearm rotation. Here we report the first case of ulnar stress fracture in a female ice dancer. Diagno-sis was made by history and physical examination, with the aid of imaging studies (plain x-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging), and biomechanical analysis of forearm pronation and supination. Following identification and modification of the causal technical element, the ice dancer was able to continue training and competing without cessation of activity. Treatment was with a 30-day course of capacitively coupled bone stimulation to promote fracture healing, confirmed on radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Such injuries to ice dancers may be prevented at the planning stage of tech-nical elements in the dance program if coaches place more attention on the potentially deleterious effects of difficult posi-tions the lifted dancer must sustain to reward points on the technical elements score.

AB - Stress fracture of the ulna is a rare overuse injury often arising from repetitive excessive forearm rotation. Here we report the first case of ulnar stress fracture in a female ice dancer. Diagno-sis was made by history and physical examination, with the aid of imaging studies (plain x-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging), and biomechanical analysis of forearm pronation and supination. Following identification and modification of the causal technical element, the ice dancer was able to continue training and competing without cessation of activity. Treatment was with a 30-day course of capacitively coupled bone stimulation to promote fracture healing, confirmed on radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Such injuries to ice dancers may be prevented at the planning stage of tech-nical elements in the dance program if coaches place more attention on the potentially deleterious effects of difficult posi-tions the lifted dancer must sustain to reward points on the technical elements score.

KW - Figure skating

KW - Ice dancing

KW - Overuse injury

KW - Stress fracture

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84921740509&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84921740509&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84921740509

VL - 14

SP - 37

EP - 40

JO - Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

JF - Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

SN - 1303-2968

IS - 1

ER -