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Title: Gymnast wrist: an epidemiologic survey of ulnar variance and stress changes of the radial physis in elite female gymnasts
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Claessens, Albrecht
Lefevre, Johan
Beunen, Gaston #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Amer orthopaedic soc sport med
Series Title: American journal of sports medicine vol:22 issue:6 pages:846-850
Abstract: The ulnar variance in female gymnasts attending the World Championship Artistic Gymnastics Rotterdam 1987 was measured. There was a marked increase in the ulnar length in adult as well as immature gymnast compared with nonathletes. The changes in relative ulnar length were correlated to weight, height, and skeletal age of the athletes. In 10% of the gymnasts' wrists we noted so-called "stress-related changes" of the distal physis of the radius. Repetitive injury and compression of the wrist leads to a premature closure of the distal radial growth plate resulting in secondary ulnar overgrowth.
ISSN: 0363-5465
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Exercise Physiology Research Group
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Department of Kinesiology - miscellaneous
Physical Activity, Sports & Health Research Group
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