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Acute hand and wrist injuries in experienced rock climbers.

Authors
  • Logan, A J
  • Makwana, N
  • Mason, G
  • Dias, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2004
Volume
38
Issue
5
Pages
545–548
Identifiers
PMID: 15388536
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The most common injuries found in rock climbing involve the wrist and hand. The predominant injury to the hand involves the finger tendons or pulleys. The greater the climbing intensity calculated over a climber's career, the greater the likelihood of sustaining these injuries.

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