BIOL 237 Case History 2

BIOL 237 Case History 2 - BIOL 237 Case History 2 A 20 year...

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BIOL 237 Case History 2 A 20 year old member of the college tennis team developed pain and tenderness in the upper lateral aspect of the right forearm following a strenuous practice session. The area just distal to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus was particularly sensitive. The pain was magnified during backhand shots, but minimal in a forehand stroke. The student was instructed to use a tight elastic band around the upper forearm during play. This initially helped, but after awhile the pain became chronic and the student was sent to an orthopedic surgeon. X-rays of the area did not show any bone damage, and after about 6 weeks of rest the pain subsided and the student was able to resume playing tennis with some modification of technique. 1. What are the scientific and common terms for this disorder? The medical term is lateral epicondylitis and the common name is tennis elbow. 2. Describe what is occurring physiologically. Overuse will cause microtears which will heal as scar tissue and restrict muscle
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