Elbow Imaging in Sport: Sports Imaging Series

Elbow pain is a frequent presenting symptom in athletes, particularly athletes who throw. The elbow can be injured as a result of acute trauma, such as a direct blow or a fall onto an outstretched hand or from chronic microtrauma. In particular, valgus extension overload during the throwing motion can precipitate a cascade of chronic injuries that can be debilitating for both casual and high-performance athletes. Prompt imaging evaluation facilitates accurate diagnosis and appropriate targeted interventions.

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Autor / Fonte:Matthew D. Bucknor, MD, Kathryn J. Stevens, MD, Lynne S. Steinbach, MD. RSNA Radiology April 2016 Volume 279, Issue 1 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2016150501
Link: http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/pdf/10.1148/radiol.2016150501