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Overuse syndromes in adult athletes.

Authors
  • Barry, N N
  • McGuire, J L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1996
Volume
22
Issue
3
Pages
515–530
Identifiers
PMID: 8844911
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Approximately 50% of all sports participants will be injured at some point, and at least half of these injuries will be attributed to overuse. This article provides an in-depth review of the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common overuse injuries encountered in the adult population: epicondylitis, shoulder impingement/rotator cuff tears, patello-femoral dysfunction, and Achilles tendinitis. Stress fractures, the "ultimate" overuse injuries, are also discussed.

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