oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Back injuries in gymnastics
|Article Title||Back injuries in gymnastics|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Author||Lyle J. Michell|
|Publication Date||Sep 1995|
|Pages||4 - 6|
|Keyword(s)||Absorbing shock of dismounts, Discogenic back pain, Hyperextension of spine, Hyperlordotic, Microtrauma of hyperflexion, Performing maneuvers, Polypropylene lumbosacral brace, Radiographic degenerative changes, Spondylolysis and Vertebral apophyseal compression fractures|
The stress placed by gymnasties on the musculoskeletal system is well known, and disorders about the upper extremity - especially of the shoulder - and of the lower extremity - particularly the knee - certainly occur with great frequency. Another area of special concern in the young gymnast, however, is injury to the back and spine in the course of training and competing in this sport.
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