Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 2 - 2021
Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendon Injuries in Golfers
Conor P O`Brien*
FRCPI, FFSEM, FFSEM UK
*Corresponding Author: Conor P O`Brien, FRCPI, FFSEM, FFSEM (UK).
Received: November 30, 2020; Published: January 29, 2021




Abstract

Golf participation has increased significantly over the past 50 years. Injury rates have mirrored this increase with amateur and elite golfers suffering a similar injury incidence to rugby players. The upper limb is the second most common anatomical site of injury in this population. Wrist injury and specifically the ulnar side of the leading wrist is the most prevalent. The extensor carpi ulnaris tendon is regularly injured. The biomechanics of the swing are a major factor in this overuse type injury which can result in tendinitis, tendinopathy or subluxation. Treatment involves rest, anti-inflammatory treatments, Platelet Rich Plasma injection and occasionally surgery. Return to play requires golf biomechanical assessment and splinting.

Keyword: Injuries in Golfers; Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, Tendinopathy

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Citation: Conor P O`Brien. “Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendon Injuries in Golfers”.EC Orthopaedics 12.2 (2021): 26-36.

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