David Connell1, Kaline Ali1, Malika Javid1, Phil Bell2, Mark Batt3 and Simon Kemp4 1 Department of Radiology, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, London HA7 4LP, United Kingdom. 2 BUPA Wellness, Barbican, United Kingdom. 3 Centre for Sports Medicine, Queens Medical Center, Nottingham, United Kingdom. 4 Football Union Rugby House, Twickenham, United Kingdom.
OBJECTIVE. The objective of this study was to describe the imaging findings at sonography and MRI of rectus abdominis muscle strain in tennis players.
CONCLUSION. Asymmetrical hypertrophy of the recti is seen in elite tennis players. The muscle belly hypertrophies on the side opposite the dominant arm and is subject to muscle tears of its deep fibers below the umbilicus. Imaging can be used to show these injuries.
AJR 2006; 187:1457-1461.