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Stress injury of the lunate in tennis players: a case series and related biomechanical considerations


Objective: To investigate clinical and imaging differential diagnosis and tennis stroke biomechanics potentially involved in lunate stress injury pathogenesis.

Methods: The present report describes five competitive tennis players with overuse-related dorsal wrist pain assessed by magnetic resonance imaging.

Results: Magnetic resonance imaging revealed the presence of lunate stress injury. All players were treated conservatively, with symptom resolution and complete functional recovery achieved at 14 weeks.

Conclusions: Lunate stress injuries should be considered in the differential diagnosis of overuse-related dorsal wrist pain in tennis players.

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