Overuse Injuries of the Upper Extremity in Tennis Players

It has been estimated that tens of millions of individuals play tennis in the United States. Of these, more than a half million are adolescents. Also, a growing number of seniors continue to play tennis. Overuse injuries of the upper limb resulting from repetitive serving and hitting are common in this sport. A review of anatomic considerations and biomechanics unique to tennis players is presented, followed by a description of common injuries and conditions.

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