Sports-related extensor carpi ulnaris pathology

Extensor carpi ulnaris: functional anatomy, injury and treatment

The extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) is an important muscle for the stability and function of the wrist. Due to its anatomical features it often gets involved in complex injuries during sports such as tennis, golf and rugby. Thus, this review aims to describe the functional anatomy of the ECU, link it to common injury mechanics and provide guidance for the clinicians on when and what treatment should be applied.


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