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Medicina dello Sport 2021 September;74(3):470-83

DOI: 10.23736/S0025-7826.21.03848-5

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff injury in tennis by magnetic resonance imaging combined with exercise therapy

Yurong Yang 1, Li Ni 2

1 College of Physical Education, Kunming University, Kunming, China; 2 College of Physical Education, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, China


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BACKGROUND: Tennis players will frequently make the action of lifting the upper limb above the head in the game and training, and the action is often subject to great external force, which is very easy to cause rotator cuff injury and affect daily life. Accurate diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff injury are very important for tennis players.
METHODS: This paper briefly introduced the rotator cuff injury and the judgment and treatment of rotator cuff injury and then took tennis players from the College of Physical Education of Kunming University as examples. Six orthopedists with rich clinical experience were invited and randomly divided into two groups; one group diagnosed using the conventional diagnostic method, and the other group diagnosed by the conventional method combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The diagnostic accuracy of the two groups was compared. Then, patients with rotator cuff injury were divided into a control group and an experimental group for three months of treatment.
RESULTS: The diagnosis rate of the conventional method combined with MRI was higher in the detection of rotator cuff injury; before treatment, the evaluation of shoulder joint function of the control group and the experimental group were similar; after respective treatment, the scores increased, and the score of the experimental group receiving the exercise combined therapy was significantly higher than that of the control group receiving the conventional therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: The rotator cuff injury of tennis players can be diagnosed with the assistance of MRI. Compared to conventional treatment, the combination with exercise therapy can promote the rehabilitation of rotator cuff.


KEY WORDS: Tennis; Rotator cuff injuries; Diagnosis; Therapeutics

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