Stingers, the Torg ratio, and the cervical spine.
We prospectively determined the risk of initial stinger experience in a group of college football players while considering the presence of cervical canal stenosis and each player's position, playing time, and body type.
Prospective analysis revealed a 7.7% incidence of initial stinger experience.
The average Torg ratio for all players was 0.924 ± 0.122, with the seventh cervical level being the narrowest.
Initial stinger experience depended on position played and body type.
The Torg ratio did not influence initial stinger occurrence.
Players who experienced multiple stingers, however, had significantly smaller Torg ratios than players experiencing only one stinger (0.75 versus 0.87).
A Torg ratio of 0.70 may be a more statistically and clinically appropriate threshold for determining significant cervical stenosis and advising collegiate athletes of their risk of experiencing recurrent stingers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sténose, Canal rachidien, Facteur risque, Paresthésie, Sportif, Football américain, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Etude longitudinale, Radiographie, Echelle mesure, Homme, Rachis cervical, Membre supérieur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Trouble neurologique, Trouble sensibilité, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stenosis, Vertebral canal, Risk factor, Paresthesia, Athlete, Football, Epidemiology, Incidence, Follow up study, Radiography, Measurement scale, Human, Cervical spine, Upper limb, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Nervous system diseases, Neurological disorder, Sensitivity disorder, Radiodiagnosis
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Cote : 97-0489415
Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 03/02/1998.