Humeral stress edema: An injury in overhead athletes quarterback with humeral "shin" splints-a case report

Justin Alpert, Robert Flannery, Robert Epstein, Robert Monaco, Nancy Prendergast

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Abstract

Stress injury to the distal humerus has been reported as a cause of chronic arm pain among competitive tennis players. As the serve is technically similar to an overhead throwing motion, it is conceivable that this injury could occur in other overhead athletes. Overuse injuries, including rotator cuff tears, ulnar collateral ligament injuries, and joint sprains have routinely been reported in quarterbacks, but there are few reported cases of upper extremity bony stress injuries in these athletes. Magnetic resonance imaging aids in the diagnostic evaluation of an upper extremity injury as it can identify numerous structural injuries and early stress changes within bone. Accurately diagnosing stress reactions helps prevent progression toward stress fracture, which is possible if conservative measures are initiated early in the rehabilitation period. In this article, we report the case of an elite college quarterback who presented with localized elbow pain while throwing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
Athletes
Edema
Wounds and Injuries
Upper Extremity
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Sprains and Strains
Tennis
Stress Fractures
Humerus
Elbow
Chronic Pain
Arm
Rehabilitation
Joints
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Bone and Bones
Pain

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Alpert, Justin ; Flannery, Robert ; Epstein, Robert ; Monaco, Robert ; Prendergast, Nancy. / Humeral stress edema : An injury in overhead athletes quarterback with humeral "shin" splints-a case report. In: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 24, No. 5.
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