Sorting swimmers shoulders : an observational study on swimmers that presented to a shoulder surgeon

Mackenzie, TA, Butler, DE, Funk, L and Herrington, LC 2015, 'Sorting swimmers shoulders : an observational study on swimmers that presented to a shoulder surgeon' , International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, 9 (3) , p. 90.

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Abstract

Context: It is common for swimmers to suffer shoulder injuries resulting in a wealth of research focusing on the causes and types of injury. However, there is a lack of evidence regarding current management for shoulder injuries in swimmers. Aims: To investigate the diagnosis, subsequent management, and the return to swimming outcomes for swimmers presenting to an orthopedic practice. Settings and Design: Retrospective cohort study of competitive swimmers presenting to an orthopedic practice. Materials and Methods: The diagnosis, subsequent management, and the return to swimming outcomes were analyzed for 14 swimmers whose injuries were managed by a shoulder surgeon. Statistical Analysis Used: Descriptive analysis. Results: No significant association was identified between swimming stroke and type of injury. The majority of swimmers had good scapula rhythm, with no visible dyskinesis, including those with impingement. Swimmers with impingement did not require arthroscopy, and with nonoperative management had a mean time to return to swimming of 1.6 months. All labral tears required arthroscopic labral repair, with these swimmers having a mean time of 2.9 months postsurgery to return to swimming. Conclusion: The study demonstrated that an accurate diagnosis, and appropriate choice of nonoperative and surgical treatments lead to reassuring outcomes for swimmers suffering from shoulder injuries.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Shoulder Surgery
Publisher: Medknow Publications
ISSN: 0973-6042
Depositing User: WM Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 15:46
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 15:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40699

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