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Hand injuries in competition climbers.
  1. S R Bollen,
  2. C K Gunson
  1. St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK.


    All 67 of the competitors at the first British Open climbing competition were examined for signs of previous or present hand injury. The most important clinical findings were that 26 per cent of the climbers had signs of previous injury to the A2 pulley of the ring finger, and that fixed flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the fingers was present in 24 per cent.

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