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Soft tissue injury in extreme rock climbers.
  1. S R Bollen
  1. Rheumatism Research Unit, University of Leeds.


    Rock climbing is an increasingly popular sport. Its standards of difficulty have undergone a revolution in the past ten years. Regular training is now almost mandatory for the aspiring climber, but little has been published about the patterns of soft tissue injury to which climbers are susceptible. This paper aims to identify some of the common injuries that may be encountered, some of which do not appear to be associated with other sports.

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