Epidemiology of tendon injuries in sports

Christian Nührenbörger*, Romain Seil, Peter Ueblacker, Thilo Hotfiel, Björn Drews, Wilhelm Bloch, Frieder Mauch, Rolf Michael Krifter, Martin Engelhardt

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    The high tissue loads caused by sports activity on the musculoskeletal system increase the risk of overuse and more specifically of tendon injuries. Their incidence depends strongly on the type and intensity of sports practice. This narrative review describes the current evidence of tendon injuries in sports with a special focus on the different pathomorphological variations, their localization and risk factors. In addition to this, epidemiological features such as incidence, age and gender distribution are discussed, both for injuries and tendinopathies of the upper and lower extremity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)241-247
    Number of pages7
    JournalSports Orthopaedics and Traumatology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


    • Epidemiology
    • risk factors
    • sports
    • tendinopathy
    • tendon injury
    • tendon rupture


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