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Upper limb injury 

Upper limb injury
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Upper limb injury
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10.1093/med/9780199602674.003.0058
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date: 15 October 2019

Introduction 210

Clavicular injuries 212

Shoulder injuries 214

Elbow injuries 218

Forearm injuries 220

Wrist injuries 222

Hand injuries 224

Thumb injuries 226

Limb injuries, whilst unlikely to cause mortality, are the biggest cause of morbidity faced by athletes.

Upper limb sporting injuries are a common presentation to emergency departments. One of the most common mechanisms of injury occurs as a result of falling onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH) as a reflex reaction to a fall. Direct blows to the upper limb are also a common mechanism of injury, as are injuries secondary to ball-games resulting in hyperextension to the wrist....

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