GYMNAST’s Wrist

GYMNAST’s Wrist :::

Overuse syndrome of the wrist primarily affecting young gymnasts

May lead to premature closure of distal radial physis

Pathophysiology
wrist undergoes supraphysiological loads due to use as a weight bearing joint
repetitive stress causes inflammation at growth plate of distal radius
microtrauma can lead to premature closure of distal radial physis resulting in secondary overgrowth of ulna

GYMNAST's Wrist
GYMNAST’s Wrist

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