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Blunt injury of the radial and ulnar arteries in volley ball players. A report of three cases of the antebrachial-palmar hammer syndrome.
  1. S. Kostianen,
  2. S. Orava


    Three cases of the antebrachial-palmar hammer syndrome are described in volley ball players. They all suffered from a decreased blood perfusion of their right hand and fingers due to the repeated ball and floor impacts during the volley ball training and playing. The vascular lesions of the radial and ulnar arteries were reversible. The patients recovered spontaneously during the rest from excessive physical activity by their hands. The vascular lesions of this kind are rare but seem to be typical to volley ball players.

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