Stingers: Understanding the Mechanism, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

  • Stuart M. Weinstein

Stingers are the most common source of upper limb peripheral nerve injuries in athletics. They occur frequently in football players, with as many as 50% of college football players reporting at least one stinger in their career. Stingers are localized to injury to either the upper brachial plexus or C5 and C6 nerve roots.


Nerve Root Brachial Plexus Peripheral Nerve Injury National Football League Motor Unit Action Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart M. Weinstein
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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