“Motionyms”: Activity-related musculoskeletal and medical problems (or “not an eponym!!”)

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Many common conditions in sports medicine are eponymous; that is, they are named for the person first describing or popularizing the diagnosis. But other medical conditions are named for the action or activity that is associated with the pathology. This article lists and references these conditions, and suggests that this group of conditions should be called “motionyms”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Eponyms
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports medicine injury
  • Tendinopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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