Neurovascular trauma in athletes.

  title={Neurovascular trauma in athletes.},
  author={Kim M Koffler and John D. Kelly},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={523-34, vi}
Injuries to neurovascular structures are not the most common injuries seen in athletes and for this reason may often be overlooked. Additionally, diagnosis and management may be more difficult because of inexperience with these injuries. The majority of acute sports-related neurovascular injuries are associated with contact sports such as rugby, wrestling, ice hockey, and especially football. These injuries most commonly occur about the shoulder girdle and brachial plexus, with "burners… CONTINUE READING