Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injury in the tennis player. Abrams GD(1), Renstrom PA, Safran MR. Author information: (1)Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, 450 Broadway St. MC 6342, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA. Tennis is a popular sport with tens of millions of players participating worldwide.
While tennis is an overall safe and low-risk sport, it is nevertheless associated with its own unique set of acute and chronic injuries. Within the last several years, there have been a number of longitudinal studies on the epidemiology of injuries among tennis players at various levels, ranging from junior tennis to major Grand Slam tournaments.
between 1% and 27% of injuries in tennis players. 4 10 12 27 Over a 6-year period, Hutchinson et al reported an incidence of 0.8 per 1000 athletic exposures and a prevalence of 1.3 hip injuries
Tennis is a popular sport with tens of millions of players participating worldwide. This popularity was one factor leading to the reappearance of tennis as a medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The volume of play, combined with the physical demands of the sports, can lead to injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Injury incidence in tennis has been described in the context of match exposures,2 tennis hours5 6 and per 100 tennis players.7 These disparate methods complicate the comparison of injury rates between tennis events. Given reporting differences, a standard method of comparison would be useful.
Tennis: Epidemiology and Injury Mechanism. This chapter will show an overview of the epidemiology and the mechanism of the most common injuries in tennis players.
Tennis practice, especially at elite levels, may place players at risk for debilitating musculoskeletal injuries. The aim of this study was to analyse the epidemiological pattern of retirements due to medical conditions sustained by tennis players during Davis Cup matches in the 2006–2013 period.
Veröffentlicht in:European Journal of Sport Science · 2016Autoren:Javier Maquirriain · Roberto BaglioneZugehörigkeit: National Scientific and Technical Research CouncilÜber:Athletes · Injury prevention · Epidemiology · Suicide prevention · Human factors and …
The most common back injury in tennis players is acute lumbar strain.Typically it presents as unilateral or bilateral low back pain, often with painful paraspinal muscle spasms. Frequently, there is a history of a change in the duration or intensity of play or a recent change in stroke technique . Pain typically is localized to the back and is not accompanied by radicular symptoms.
Tennis players sustain more overuse injuries in upper limbs and more acute injuries in lower limbs. The backhand was the most injury aggravating strokes for elbow injuries, for wrist it was forehand stroke. This study helps to understand the prevalence and incidence …
Furthermore, 29% of the player said they experienced chronic back pain. Lower back pain is the most common injury amongst tennis players with instances of postural abnormalities and general overuse which may occur during the back rotation and extension of the serve.