Sports Injuries of the Shoulder

Sports Injuries of the Shoulder

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With the increased athletic demand for post-surgical function, a new appreciation for the biomechanics of the shoulder complex has developed, particularly with regard to the general concept of stability and the requisite, balanced muscular demands to maintain the stability. This text synthesizes current information into a practical approach in the evaluation, conservative treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries, for sports-related practitioners as well as others whose patients are amenable to conservative care. The volume is divided into five sections: functional anatomy and biomechanics, the history and physical examination, radiographic and special imaging, specific disorders, and treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORThe rhomboids assist by retraction.21 Inman22 has demonstrated that only the upper portion of the trapezius is consistently ... During swimming, the serratus has been demonstrated to function at 75 percent of its maximum muscle test ability.20 Due to the ... The two muscles that consistently fire above 20 percent of a comparative manual muscle test (MMT) are the subscapularis and serratus anterior.

Title:Sports Injuries of the Shoulder
Author:Thomas A. Souza
Publisher: - 1994


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