Wilderness Environ Med 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.
Section Sportsorthopedics and Sportsmedicine, Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Klinikum Bamberg, Bamberg, FRG, Germany; Department of Trauma Surgery, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, FRG, Germany; Section of Wilderness Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO; School of Clinical and Applied Sciences, Leeds Becket University, Leeds, UK.
Finger flexor pulley system injuries are the most common overuse injury in rock climbers. These injuries occur rarely outside of rock climbing, owing to the sport's unique biomechanical demands on the finger. As rock climbing continues to grow and earn recognition as a mainstream sport, an understanding of how to diagnose and treat these injuries also has become important. Read More