Mechanism of injury: Swimmer's Arm

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Mechanism of Injury: Swimmer's Arm

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Impingement of the supraspiniatus muscle against the coraco-acromial ligament can occur when the humerus is abducted to 90° or greater. This is a repetitive-stress injury that affects athletes in a variety of sports.

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This illustration received an Award of Excellence
from the Association of Medical Illustrators.