Electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of elbow function in tennis players using single- and double-handed backhand strokes.

@article{Giangarra1993ElectromyographicAC,
  title={Electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of elbow function in tennis players using single- and double-handed backhand strokes.},
  author={C E Giangarra and Brian P Conroy and Frank W. Jobe and Marilyn M Pink and Jacquelin Perry},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={394-9}
}
It is generally believed that tennis players using a double-handed backhand rarely develop lateral epicondylitis since the helping arm appears to absorb more energy and changes the mechanics of the swing. The purpose of this paper was to compare muscle activity about the elbow in single- and double-handed backhand strokes in competitive tennis players. Muscle activity in 3 elbow extensors, a wrist flexor, and a forearm pronator of the dominant arm was compared during the single-handed (N = 14… CONTINUE READING

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