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ACUTE AND CHRONIC OVERSTRAIN INJURIES OF WORLD CUP ICE CLIMBERS

The UIAA Medical Commission, with the support of members of the UIAA Anti-Doping Commission, has released a paper analysing acute and chronic overstrain injuries in World Cup ice climbers.

Background

While rock climbing injuries have been well investigated this is not the case for ice climbing and its various disciplines. Since extreme body positions are normal in extreme ice climbing specific injury patterns may be expected (fig. 1-3). The authors investigated the participants of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Championship in Saas-Fee to assess data about acute or chronic over-strain injuries to establish prevention strategies where necessary.

The full paper, and findings, can be viewed here.

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