Risk factors of hand climbing-related injuries: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports

A. Lion, B. C. van der Zwaard, S. Remillieux, P. P. Perrin, S. Buatois

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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). Higher skilled climbers and climbers with BMI above 21kg/m(2) were more likely to have experienced CRIH (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-744
Number of pages6
JournalScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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