Stress fracture of the ulna in a break-dancer

Yu Hsu Chen, Chun Lin Kuo, Leou Chyr Lin, Shyu Jye Wang, Chian Her Lee

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Abstract

Break dancing is a popular activity in teenagers and is associated with severe trauma to bones and tissues. We report the first known case of a break dancer with an ulnar stress fracture. Such injuries occur in a variety of sports due to substantial stress on the ulna and repetitive excessive rotation of the forearm. In this study we describe a patient who experienced an ulnar stress fracture during break dancing training. The diagnosis was established by history and physical examination. Initial radiographic findings were negative. However, radiographs taken 3 months after initial presented revealed callus formation over the ulnar shaft. This suggested that readjustment is required in break dancing training protocols. It is important to increase awareness of this injury among physicians to expedite the diagnosis and to prevent the possibility of conversion to an overt fracture in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-559
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sports Science and Medicine
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Dancing
Ulna
Stress Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Bony Callus
Forearm
Physical Examination
Sports
History
Physicians
Bone and Bones

Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Ulna fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Chen, Y. H., Kuo, C. L., Lin, L. C., Wang, S. J., & Lee, C. H. (2008). Stress fracture of the ulna in a break-dancer. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 7(4), 556-559.

Stress fracture of the ulna in a break-dancer. / Chen, Yu Hsu; Kuo, Chun Lin; Lin, Leou Chyr; Wang, Shyu Jye; Lee, Chian Her.

In: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 4, 12.2008, p. 556-559.

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Chen, YH, Kuo, CL, Lin, LC, Wang, SJ & Lee, CH 2008, 'Stress fracture of the ulna in a break-dancer', Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 556-559.
Chen, Yu Hsu ; Kuo, Chun Lin ; Lin, Leou Chyr ; Wang, Shyu Jye ; Lee, Chian Her. / Stress fracture of the ulna in a break-dancer. In: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 556-559.
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