Tennis injuries: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment.

  title={Tennis injuries: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment.},
  author={Joshua S. Dines and Asheesh Bedi and Phillip N Williams and Christopher C. Dodson and Todd S. Ellenbecker and David W. Altchek and Gary Windler and David M. Dines},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={23 3},
Tennis places high loads on the joints of players, with supraphysiologic forces being generated at the shoulder and elbow hundreds of times per match. Acute injuries tend to affect the lower extremity; chronic injuries usually involve the upper extremity. Commonly encountered upper extremity conditions include rotator cuff injury, internal impingement, superior labral tears, and epicondylitis of the elbow. Serving is the most strenuous stroke in tennis, with the highest peak muscle activity in… CONTINUE READING
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