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By Benn Drysdale TallTree Integrated Health, Victoria, BC
Andrew L Merritt, Jerry I Huang
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November 2011: Journal of Hand Surgery
A J Logan, N Makwana, G Mason, J Dias
BACKGROUND: The sport of rock climbing has its own spectrum of injuries, almost half of which involve the wrist and hand. OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of acute wrist and hand injuries in 545 members of The Climbers' Club of Great Britain. METHOD: A total of 1100 questionnaires were sent to current members of The Climbers' Club of Great Britain for them to detail any hand and wrist injuries sustained to date. In decade years, the climbing grades and time spent climbing at each grade were determined...
October 2004: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Audry Birute Morrison, Volker Rainer Schöffl
Key questions regarding the training and physiological qualities required to produce an elite rock climber remain inadequately defined. Little research has been done on young climbers. The aim of this paper was to review literature on climbing alongside relevant literature characterising physiological adaptations in young athletes. Evidence-based recommendations were sought to inform the training of young climbers. Of 200 studies on climbing, 50 were selected as being appropriate to this review, and were interpreted alongside physiological studies highlighting specific common development growth variables in young climbers...
December 2007: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Andrea Klauser, Ferdinand Frauscher, Gerd Bodner, Ethan J Halpern, Michael F Schocke, Peter Springer, Markus Gabl, Werner Judmaier, Dieter zur Nedden
PURPOSE: To determine the ability of dynamic ultrasonography (US) to depict finger pulley injuries in extreme rock climbers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four extreme rock climbers (climbing levels 8-11 on a scale ranging from 1 to 11; Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme) with finger injuries (75 symptomatic and 181 asymptomatic fingers) were examined by using US, with the transducer operating at 12 MHz. The distance between the flexor tendon and phalanx was evaluated in extension and forced flexion at the level of the A2 and A4 annular pulleys as an indicator of tendon bowstringing...
March 2002: Radiology
Andreas Schweizer
Rock climbing, sport climbing and bouldering are highly popular new sport disciplines. An increasing number of indoor climbing gyms throughout the country offer the possibility to perform the sport regularly independently from the weather. As a result a variety of new pathologies like the closed flexor tendon pulley rupture of the finger and syndromes caused by overuse mainly in the upper extremity have appeared and should be familiar to physicians and therapists working in the field of sports medicine. An overview of the most common and most specific climbing related injuries as well as their diagnosis and treatment options with a focus on the upper extremity are presented...
2012: Swiss Medical Weekly
A Lion, B C van der Zwaard, S Remillieux, P P Perrin, S Buatois
This study aimed to investigate the protective mechanisms or risk factors that can be related to the occurrence of hand climbing-related injuries (CRIH ). CRIH (tendon, pulley, muscle, and joint injuries) were retrospectively screened in 528 adult climbers. The questionnaire contained anthropometric items (e.g., body mass index - BMI), as well as items regarding climbing and basic training activities (warm-up, cool-down and session durations, number of session per week, hydration, practice level, climbing surface, and duration of the cardiovascular training)...
July 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Volker Schöffl, Dominik Popp, Thomas Küpper, Isabelle Schöffl
OBJECTIVE: Rock climbing is a widely performed sport. This prospective single-institution study evaluated the demographics of climbing-related injuries to improve our comprehension of current injury characteristics. METHODS: During a 4-year period, 836 patients with a total of 911 independent climbing injuries were prospectively evaluated using a standard questionnaire and examination protocol. RESULTS: Of all injuries, 833 were on the upper extremities, 58 on the lower...
March 2015: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Kaikanani Y Woollings, Carly D McKay, Carolyn A Emery
BACKGROUND: Rock climbing is an increasingly popular sport worldwide, as a recreational activity and a competitive sport. Several disciplines including sport climbing and bouldering have developed, each employing specific movements and techniques, leading to specific injuries. OBJECTIVE: To examine risk factors and prevention measures for injury in sport climbing and bouldering, and to assess the methodological quality of existing studies. METHODS: 12 electronic databases and several other sources were searched systematically using predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
September 2015: British Journal of Sports Medicine
A Neuhof, F F Hennig, I Schöffl, V Schöffl
The aim of this study was to quantify and rate acute sport climbing injuries. Acute sport climbing injuries occurring from 2002 to 2006 were retrospectively assessed with a standardized web based questionnaire. A total number of 1962 climbers reported 699 injuries, which is equivalent to 0.2 injuries per 1 000 h of sport participation. Most (74.4%) of the injuries were of minor severity rated NACA I or NACA II. Injury distribution between the upper (42.6%) and lower extremities (41.3%) was similar, with ligament injuries, contusions and fractures being the most common injury types...
October 2011: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Kaikanani Y Woollings, Carly D McKay, Jian Kang, Willem H Meeuwisse, Carolyn A Emery
BACKGROUND: Rock-climbing participation has grown globally in recent years, and the sport was officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 2010. The epidemiology of climbing injuries in adults has been examined, but few studies have investigated injury in youth climbers. OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence, mechanisms and risk factors for injury in recreational and elite sport climbers and boulderers aged 11-19 years. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional...
January 2015: British Journal of Sports Medicine
M D Rooks
Three-quarters of elite and recreational sport climbers will suffer upper extremity injuries. Approximately 60% of these injuries will involve the hand and wrist, the other 40% will be equally divided between the elbow and the shoulder. Most injuries will be tendonopathies secondary to strains, microtrauma or flexor retinacular irritation. However, up to 30% of these injuries in up to 50% of elite climbers will involve the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) region. These injuries are more serious and consist of varying degrees of flexor digitorum sublimis insertional strains, digital fibro-osseous sheath ruptures and PIP joint collateral ligament strains...
April 1997: Sports Medicine
Connie Y Chang, Martin Torriani, Ambrose J Huang
Rock climbing has increased in popularity as a sport, and specific injuries related to its practice are becoming more common. Chronic repetitive injuries are more common than acute injuries, although acute injuries tend to be more severe. We review both acute and chronic upper and lower extremity injuries. Understanding the injury pattern in rock climbers is important for accurate diagnosis.
May 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Carlo Martinoli, Stefano Bianchi, Anne Cotten
Competition climbing has grown increasingly in popularity, and many people are being drawn to this sport with a parallel increase in the occurrence of sport-related injuries. One of the most common and unique lesions occurring in the rock climbing population is the closed rupture of the flexor pulley system of the fingers. This lesion is strictly related to some climbing techniques in which the entire body weight is placed on fingerholds, which causes bowstringing of the flexor tendons with subsequent loss of strength across the full range of motion of the finger...
December 2005: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Nicolas G Nelson, Lara B McKenzie
BACKGROUND: Rock climbing is an increasingly popular sport in the U.S., with approximately nine million participants annually. The sport holds an inherent risk of falls and stress-related injuries. As indoor climbing facilities become more common, more people are participating in the sport. PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to describe the prevalence, characteristics, and trends of rock climbing-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2007...
September 2009: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
G Jones, A Asghar, D J Llewellyn
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and nature of rock-climbing injuries, and the factors associated with these injuries. DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Rock climbers were recruited at five outdoor and six indoor climbing venues in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: 201 active rock climbers (163 male, 38 female climbers) aged 16-62 years. ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS: Rock climbing behaviours and key demographics...
September 2008: British Journal of Sports Medicine
M van Middelkoop, M L Bruens, J H Coert, R W Selles, E Verhagen, S M A Bierma-Zeinstra, B W Koes
The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for climbing-related injuries of the upper extremities in recreational climbers. A total of 426 recreational climbers were recruited from indoor climbing halls. The baseline questionnaire included questions on potential risk factors for climbing injuries: personal factors, climbing-related factors and upper extremity injuries that had occurred in the previous 12 months. Follow-up questionnaires collected information on new injuries that occurred during the follow-up period...
October 2015: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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