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chess9
07-20-2007, 05:44 AM
Ok. Quit smirking, they do have a few elite players. :)

Interesting, though small sample size, study of back abnormalities in 33 English teen elite players. 28 had problems! Two handed backhand implicated!!!!! Ooooh....

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Surgery/Orthopedics/dh/6200

-Robert

The Gorilla
07-20-2007, 09:06 AM
why the 2hbh though?

chess9
07-20-2007, 09:57 AM
Trunk rotation is pretty severe, but I'm just guessing.

-Robert

Trinity TC
07-20-2007, 11:14 AM
Those are all "normal" abnomalities found in most active humans between the ages of 16-18. Appearantly a large percentage of the population that stands upright has slightly cracked vertebrae, slightly bulging disks, synovitis etc. by the time they are 18 but only a fraction experience pain or disfunction.

Data analysis depends on who is looking at it. Neurosurgeons look at the same data differently compared to neurologists who look at differently from chiropractors and so on.

chess9
07-20-2007, 11:46 AM
So, this is much ado about de natha? :) Good to hear, if true.

-Robert