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Shoulder Injuries in Contact Athletes

  • Sungjoon Lim
  • Lennard Funk
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Abstract

Contact athletes are prone to musculoskeletal injuries due to the high-impact nature of their sports. Shoulder injuries are extremely common and one of the leading causes of play-time loss. Acromioclavicular joint injury, anterior instability, rotator cuff injury, clavicle fracture, and posterior instability represent most of the injuries about the shoulder. This chapter describes the epidemiology, mechanism of injury, pathoanatomy, clinical evaluation of the major shoulder injuries as well as management guidelines with various treatment options.

Keywords

Contact athletes Acromioclavicular joint injury Anterior shoulder instability Rotator cuff injury Clavicle fracture Posterior instability Epidemiology Mechanism of injury Pathoanatomy Clinical evaluation Guideline Non-operative treatment Surgery Guideline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sungjoon Lim
    • 1
  • Lennard Funk
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryAsan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Upper Limb UnitWrightington HospitalWiganUK

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