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Medical News & Perspectives
February 25, 1998

For Some Injuries, It's All in the Name

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JAMA. 1998;279(8):572-573. doi:10.1001/jama.279.8.572-JMN0225-3-1

ALTHOUGH "GOLFER'S wrist" by any other name will still hurt the same, that colorful moniker tells a patient more about the nature and cause of his or her injury than would any polysyllabic scientific term—as do such descriptive terms as "housemaid's knee," "lover's fracture," "preacher's knee," "snowboarder's fracture," and the more familiar "tennis elbow."

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