Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis by Joshua S. Dines, David W. Altchek

By Joshua S. Dines, David W. Altchek

Presenting a finished dialogue of the biomechanics, evaluation, prognosis and administration of accidents to the elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), together with movies of chosen surgical strategies, it is a thorough and sensible textual content for any clinician seeing athletes with this more and more universal damage. The ebook is equipped thematically, starting with anatomy and biomechanics of the ligament. prognosis of those accidents follows, with chapters concentrating on either actual examination exams and imaging stories. Chapters on either conservative therapy and surgical techniques shape the center of the textual content, together with revision surgical procedure and problems, and evaluate the range of recommendations and anticipated results. also, person chapters are dedicated to the feminine and excessive school-aged athlete. right rehabilitation is vital and rounds out the textual content, together with a distinct specialize in sports-specific rehabilitation. Written and edited by means of best clinicians in orthopedics and activities medication, this e-book is a vital reference for diagnosing and treating accidents to the elbow UCL.

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A detailed history and physical examination is a crucial part of the evaluation of the overhead athlete. High-level overhead throwing athletes are often acutely aware of the phases of throwing as they impact technique and training. This depth of knowledge coupled with a detailed history of the throwing athlete can help distinguish pathologies within the elbow. In addition to the history, the superficial nature of many structures about the elbow allows the examiner to gather important information from the physical examination.

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