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Hand injuries

Getting to grips with the distal radioulnar joint

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hand injuries, Joint injuries

Wrist injuries account for 3-9% of all sports injuries(1). Chris Mallac gets to grips with distal radioulnar joint injuries and discusses the presentation, diagnosis, and management in clinical practice.  Anatomy and Biomechanics The distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) allows pronation and supination of the forearm. Along with the proximal radioulnar joint (PRUJ), these two uniaxial pivot... MORE

Get a grip!

in Diagnose & Treat, Hand injuries, Improve, Power development

Chris Mallac, Tarek Taz Chouja and Nathan Quinn discuss the fundamental concepts of grip strength training and the benefits of improving grip strength – both for improving athletic performance and also developing proximal shoulder strength.    In the context of athletic performance, grip strength is a fundamental prerequisite in many sports that require aggressive ‘crushing grip’ type... MORE

Ulnar collateral ligament damage: an injury of the young

in Diagnose & Treat, Elbow and arm injuries, Hand injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

Trevor Langford takes an in-depth look at ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury. As well as discussing the typical injury mechanisms, he also explores examination, assessment and treatment options for clinicians seeking a deeper understanding of this injury. Injuries affecting the medial elbow are common in overhead throwing sports such as baseball pitchers, and javelin throwers(1). The... MORE

Pronator teres: the carpal tunnel pretender

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Elbow and arm injuries, Hand injuries, Overuse injuries

Pronator trees syndrome is a relatively ‘uncommon injury’. In his continuing series, Chris Mallac describes the anatomy and biomechanics of this condition, provides diagnostic guidelines, and shares ideas on how clinicians can manage athletes with this ‘uncommon injury’. Entrapment of the median nerve (MN) between the two heads of the pronator teres muscle (PTM) can lead to... MORE

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