Title: Incidence of overuse syndromes of the upper limb in young pianists and its correlation with hand size, hypermobility and playing habits
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Ghyselen, Helena
Lysens, Roeland #
Issue Date: 1998
Series Title: Annales de Chirurgie de la Main (Ann Hand Surg) vol:17 issue:4 pages:309-313
Abstract: The incidence of overuse syndromes of the elbow, wrist and hand was evaluated in a series of 66 pianists: 28 presented such a pathology. No sugnificant correlation with starting age, or duration and intensity of practice was revealed. Smaller hands lead to more frequent overuse syndromes, in both males and females. Conditioning, sports activity, playing a second or third instrument, warming-up before playing and stretching afterwards did not influence the incidence of overuse syndromes. Pianist were not more hypermobile than a sex- and age-matched control group, nor was there any significant difference in hypermobility between pianists with and without overuse problems. There was no significant difference in incidence between the left and the right side.
ISSN: 1297-3203
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physical Medicine and Revalidation Section (-)
Academic Center for General Practice
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Research Unit International and Foreign Law - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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