High-grade pronator teres tear in a cricket batsman


We present a case of a torn pronator teres muscle of the right forearm that occurred following prolonged batting during recreational cricket. Previous reports of cricket injuries to batsmen describe phalanx fractures due to direct ball impact. However, we could find no prior reports of pronator teres or other upper-extremity muscle injury. Our patient demonstrated a high-grade tear to the pronator teres muscle and no injury to the collateral ligaments. In this case, repetitive use of the pronator and flexor muscles with quick acceleratory movements stressed this muscle group and resulted in injury.

DOI: 10.2484/rcr.v6i3.540

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@inproceedings{Niebulski2011HighgradePT, title={High-grade pronator teres tear in a cricket batsman}, author={Hannah Z. Niebulski and Michael L. Richardson}, booktitle={Radiology case reports}, year={2011} }