Hand Verletzungen bei jugendlichen und erwachsenen Sportkletterern

Translated title of the contribution: Hand injuries in young and old wall climbers

Eli Carmeli, M. Wertheim

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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to understand the activity, recreational profile and the rate of hand/finger injuries among non-professional climbers Design: 23 young climbers (mean age 16 years) and 20 older climbers (mean age 29 years) participated in a questionnaire study. The data included sociodemographic variables, level of daily and recreational activities and climbing profile (experience, training frequency, past injuries, functional and medical diagnoses). Results: The results indicate that young climbers do not sustain hand/finger injuries as frequently as the older adults. Men sustain injuries and complain of pain more often than women. Conclusions: Overuse, lack of sufficient rest and a more challenging environment appear to be the main factors which contribute to hand/finger injuries among the older climbers.

Translated title of the contributionHand injuries in young and old wall climbers
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalDeutsche Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Age
  • Climbing
  • Gender
  • Hand injuries
  • Training frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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