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2022 Feb 07

Wilderness Environ Med

Injury Rates, Patterns, Mechanisms, and Risk Factors Among Competitive Youth Climbers in the United States.


Barrile AM, Feng S-Y, Nesiama J-A, Huang C
Wilderness Environ Med. 2022 Feb 07.
PMID: 35144853.


Competitive rock climbing is a fast-growing sport. Despite comprehensive reviews on adult climbing-related injuries, few pediatric-specific reviews exist, and studies exclusively on competitive youth climbers are needed. Objectives of this study include 1) estimating the injury rate (IR); 2) describing injury patterns and mechanisms; and 3) identifying injury risk factors in competitive youth climbers.