Ultrasound evaluation of stress injuries and physiological adaptations in the fingers of adolescent competitive rock climbers

Ultrasound evaluation of stress injuries and physiological adaptations in the fingers of... Background The impact of high-intensity, repetitive training cal adaptations in the fingers, an example being significant on the fingers of adolescent climbers is relatively unknown. soft-tissue hypertrophy of the flexor. US demonstrated several Objective To evaluate this effect by ultrasound (US) and to non-physiological changes in response to repetitive stress in confirm some findings by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). half of the climbers. MRI showed additional stress injuries to Materials and methods The US study was performed in 20 the growth plate, joints and bone. adolescent rock climbers (ages 10–17 years) and 6 non- climbing controls (ages 11–15 years). US was used to exam- . . Keywords Adolescents Fingers Magnetic resonance . . . ine the third digit of the right hand for differences in thickness imaging Overuse injury Rock climbing Ultrasound of soft tissue, flexor and extensor tendon, volar plate and bony and growth plate adaptations. In four climbers with finger deformity or pain, 3-T MR images were compared with US Introduction findings. Number of hours/week and years of climbing were used to group climbers in three levels (3=most intense train- Rock climbing is one of the fastest-growing sports in the ing). Mann-Whitney test was used for statistical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Radiology Springer Journals

Ultrasound evaluation of stress injuries and physiological adaptations in the fingers of adolescent competitive rock climbers

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Pediatrics; Neuroradiology; Nuclear Medicine; Ultrasound; Oncology
ISSN
0301-0449
eISSN
1432-1998
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00247-017-4033-4
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Abstract

Background The impact of high-intensity, repetitive training cal adaptations in the fingers, an example being significant on the fingers of adolescent climbers is relatively unknown. soft-tissue hypertrophy of the flexor. US demonstrated several Objective To evaluate this effect by ultrasound (US) and to non-physiological changes in response to repetitive stress in confirm some findings by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). half of the climbers. MRI showed additional stress injuries to Materials and methods The US study was performed in 20 the growth plate, joints and bone. adolescent rock climbers (ages 10–17 years) and 6 non- climbing controls (ages 11–15 years). US was used to exam- . . Keywords Adolescents Fingers Magnetic resonance . . . ine the third digit of the right hand for differences in thickness imaging Overuse injury Rock climbing Ultrasound of soft tissue, flexor and extensor tendon, volar plate and bony and growth plate adaptations. In four climbers with finger deformity or pain, 3-T MR images were compared with US Introduction findings. Number of hours/week and years of climbing were used to group climbers in three levels (3=most intense train- Rock climbing is one of the fastest-growing sports in the ing). Mann-Whitney test was used for statistical

Journal

Pediatric RadiologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 7, 2017

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