Upper limb injuries in athletes

Pietro Randelli, Elena Azzalini, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Mattia Loppini, Giacomo Rizzello

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Upper extremity injuries usually occur in the shoulder, elbow, or wrist of the athletic population, especially in overhead disciplines. Traumas, biomechanical imbalance due to improper technique, and overuse cover the majority of the epidemiological factors in this population. Common types of injury include tendon problems, bone fractures, sprains, and dislocations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book: Amsterdam 2014
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783642539831, 9783642539824
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Randelli, P., Azzalini, E., Longo, U. G., Loppini, M., & Rizzello, G. (2014). Upper limb injuries in athletes. In ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book: Amsterdam 2014 (pp. 211-231). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-53983-1_17