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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2011 August;62(4):311-29
Musculoskeletal injuries in the tennis player
Abrams G. D., Safran M. R.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Tennis is a sport enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. With the large number of both recreational and professional players, there are many tennis-specific injuries which are commonly seen. This review discusses the prevalence of tennis injuries, the biomechanical demands of tennis strokes, the kinetic chain of the tennis serve, as well as specific injuries seen in the tennis player. Specific areas of injury discussed are the shoulder, elbow, wrist, abdomen, back, hip, knee, ankle, and pediatric-specific pathologies. A brief discussion on presentation, physical examination, work-up, and treatment plan is presented for each injury discussed.