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Sportklettern, Bouldern und assoziierte Verletzungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter


Schweizer, A; Göhner Schweizer, K (2019). Sportklettern, Bouldern und assoziierte Verletzungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Der Orthopäde, 48(12):998-1004.

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BACKGROUND

Sport climbing and bouldering has developed from a rarely performed to a very popular sport in the last 30 years. Sport physicians are increasingly faced with its specific and otherwise uncommon injury pattern. Overall, the sport is relatively safe, particularly if performed in indoor facilities.

INJURIES

The injuries frequently occur on the upper extremity, with the fingers being the most affected. Acute traumatic lesions such as sprains, fractures or ligament lesions are much rarer than overload and overuse caused by repetitive and highly stressing climbing movements. The most common injury is not the pulley rupture, as in adults, but the epiphyseal stress fracture of the base of the middle phalanx, which occurs practically only in climbing sport. The injury is treated conservatively, has a long recovery time of about 8 months and may lead to joint destruction and arthrosis if missed.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Sport climbing and bouldering has developed from a rarely performed to a very popular sport in the last 30 years. Sport physicians are increasingly faced with its specific and otherwise uncommon injury pattern. Overall, the sport is relatively safe, particularly if performed in indoor facilities.

INJURIES

The injuries frequently occur on the upper extremity, with the fingers being the most affected. Acute traumatic lesions such as sprains, fractures or ligament lesions are much rarer than overload and overuse caused by repetitive and highly stressing climbing movements. The most common injury is not the pulley rupture, as in adults, but the epiphyseal stress fracture of the base of the middle phalanx, which occurs practically only in climbing sport. The injury is treated conservatively, has a long recovery time of about 8 months and may lead to joint destruction and arthrosis if missed.

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Other titles:Sport climbing, bouldering and associated injuries in childhood and adolescence
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Language:German
Date:December 2019
Deposited On:09 Jan 2020 09:38
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 11:57
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0085-4530
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00132-019-03826-2
PubMed ID:31696262

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