E Paul Roetert

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BACKGROUND In tennis, injuries to the elbow and wrist occur secondary to the repetitive nature of play and are seen at increasingly young ages. Isokinetic testing can be used to determine muscular strength levels, but dominant/non-dominant and agonist/antagonist relations are needed for meaningful interpretation of the results. OBJECTIVES To determine(More)
BACKGROUND Repetitive loading to the hip joint in athletes has been reported as a factor in the development of degenerative joint disease and intra-articular injury. Little information is available on the bilateral symmetry of hip rotational measures in unilaterally dominant upper extremity athletes. HYPOTHESIS Side-to-side differences in hip joint range(More)
PURPOSE The changes in stroke production in the modern game of tennis have increased the demands on trunk rotation in elite tennis players. Unlike the shoulder, where unilateral strength adaptations have been identified, no study to date has objectively quantified side to side rotational trunk strength in elite tennis players. METHODS One hundred nine(More)
STUDY DESIGN Single group, post-test only descriptive analysis of isokinetically measured shoulder internal and external rotation muscular fatigue. OBJECTIVES To determine whether differences in isokinetically measured muscular fatigue exist between shoulder external (ER) and internal rotation (IR) and between the dominant (DOM) and nondominant (NDOM)(More)
We studied glenohumeral rotational range of motion in 39 members of the United States Tennis Association National Tennis Team and touring professional program. We took goniometric measurements of internal and external rotation of dominant and nondominant shoulders at the glenohumeral joint with the humerus at 90 degrees of abduction. We categorized the(More)
UNLABELLED The amount of glenohumeral joint internal and external rotation used during overhead sport activities has been measured experimentally by sports scientists. Clinical measurement of glenohumeral joint internal and external rotation using goniometry is an integral part of a shoulder evaluation after injury or surgery or during preseason or(More)
Objective measurement of range of motion of the glenohumeral joint is important for the rehabilitation and prevention of shoulder injury. The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether significant differences exist between the dominant (tennis playing) and nondominant extremity in active internal and external rotation range of motion in elite(More)
Tennis elbow afflicts 40% to 50% of the average, recreational tennis players; most of these players more than 30 years of age. Tennis elbow is thought to be the result of microtrauma, the overuse and inflammation at the origin of the ECRB as a result of repeated large impact forces created when the ball hits the racket in the backhand stroke. Several(More)
The high incidence of overuse shoulder injuries in elite junior tennis players is often attributed to both the high repetitive stresses inherent in the game, as well as muscular imbalances in the humeral rotators. The purpose of this study was to isokinetically measure concentric glenohumeral joint internal and external rotation strength, to develop a(More)
An important aspect of this study was the establishment of a data base. A broad data base allows for data on certain parameters to be greatly expanded and will also enhance the use and interpretation of statistical methods. A longitudinal study of these variables may also assist in monitoring the players' progress over a period of time, and can provide a(More)