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[Injuries of the musculoskeletal system in German elite rowers]

BACKGROUND: Elite rowers on national and international level are exposed to considerable impact on the musculoskeletal system. The aim of this study was to give an overview of the training load and the injuries of the musculoskeletal system in German elite rowers during the Olympic year. METHODS: A sample of 29 female rowers aged 22.2 +/- 3.1 years and 38 male rowers aged 22.3 +/- 3.1 years of German national team has been interviewed about training contents and training volume as well as about musculoskeletal injuries (current and over the past 12 months). Furthermore the athletes were asked to declare the supposed reason for the injuries. RESULTS: Rowers trained on average 22.8 +/- 5.3 hours in 16.0 +/- 4.6 training sessions per week. The most frequently reported injuries during the 12-month period were at the lumbar spine/buttock (50.0 % of interviewees), followed by the shoulder girdle (33.9 %), the forearm/hand (32.2 %), the cervical spine (31.6 %) and the thoracic spine (28.1 %). The most frequently reported reason for injuries was ‘overuse’ in all regions. CONCLUSIONS: This study confirms a high prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in German elite rowers and supports the demand for adequate preventive measures

Keywords : Aged,Athletes,Athletic Injuries,Competitive Behavior,Cross-Sectional Studies,diagnosis,epidemiology,etiology,Female,Forearm Injuries,Hand Injuries,Humans,Incidence,injuries,Knee Injuries,Male,methods,Musculoskeletal System,Patient Acceptance of Health Care,Physical Education and Training,Prevalence,Retrospective Studies,Shoulder,Shoulder Injuries,Spinal Injuries,Spine,statistics & numerical data,therapy,Young Adult,, Musculoskeletal,System, botox in masseter

Date of Publication : 2011 Sep

Authors : Winzen M;Voigt HF;Hinrichs T;Platen P;

Organisation : Lehrstuhl fur Sportmedizin und Sporternahrung, Fakultat fur Sportwissenschaft, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum. [email protected]

Journal of Publication : Sportverletz Sportschaden

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21922437

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