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Uncommon abdominal muscle injury in a tennis player: internal oblique strain
  1. J Maquirriain1,
  2. J P Ghisi2
  1. 1High Performance National Training Centre, Argentine Tennis Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. 2Fernandez Hospital, Argentine Tennis Association, Argus Diagnóstico Médico
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Maquirriain
 High Performance National Training Centre, Argentine Tennis Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina; jmaquirriain{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

The case of a strain injury of the internal oblique abdominal muscle in a professional tennis player is presented. This uncommon lesion resulted from eccentric, unbalanced trunk rotation. Magnetic resonance imaging helped to confirm the diagnosis. Tennis specific core strengthening is crucial for rehabilitation and recurrence prevention.

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  • Competings interests: none declared

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