Journal article

Shoulder pain in water polo: A systematic review of the literature

Marilyn J Webster, Meg E Morris, Brook Galna

JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | SPORTS MEDICINE AUSTRALIA | Published : 2009

Abstract

The main aim of this systematic review is to synthesize and critically evaluate literature on the incidence and clinical presentation of shoulder pain in water polo. A secondary aim is to examine the contributing factors to shoulder pain in water polo. Medline, Cinahl, Embase, Ausport, Ovid, Sports Discus, Pubmed and Google Scholar data bases were electronically searched. Data were extracted regarding research design, injuries, pain, incidence, interventions and therapy outcomes. Of an initial yield of 23 papers, 11 fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were categorized into studies on incidence, shoulder pain, shoulder mobility, strength and throwing injuries. Methodological limitations incl..

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