TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2023, Cilt 22, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 264-272)

Epidemiology of elbow problems in athletes and preventive approaches

Sergen Devran 1

1 İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Spor Hekimliği Ana Bilim Dalı, İstanbul

DOI: 10.5578/totbid.dergisi.2023.41
Görüntüleme: 235
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İndirme : 194

The growing interest in sports by people of all ages and skill levels has led to increased sports-related injuries in recent years. Soft tissue and bone injuries around the elbow are very common among these injuries, and many of them are caused by overuse. Elbow injuries are crucial in all joint injuries because they can cause more severe complications and shows significant epidemiological differences between sports. In sports where overhead and throwing activities are used more commonly, acute, and chronic injuries increase due to valgus stress in the elbow joint. Alternatively, pathologies related to the olecranon come to the forefront in sports that require strong elbow hyperextension. In this context, determining the risk factors for injuries and sports and understanding the mechanisms of their formation is a priority for protection from injuries. It contains essential information for prevention strategies to be developed later. This article aims to evaluate the acute and overuse injuries of the elbow joint from an epidemiological point of view and present preventive approaches together with risk factors.

Anahtar Kelimeler : elbow injuries; ulnar collateral ligament injury; extensor tendinopathy; epidemiology; prevention of elbow injuries