Catastrophic Injuries in Wrestlers

  title={Catastrophic Injuries in Wrestlers},
  author={Barry P Boden and Willie Lin and Megan A Young and Frederick O. Mueller},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={791 - 795}
Background There is a paucity of comprehensive information on catastrophic wrestling injuries. Objective Our objective was to develop a profile of catastrophic injuries in wrestling and a list of relevant risk factors. Study Design Retrospective review. Methods We retrospectively reviewed 35 incidents that were reported to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research over an 18-year period from 1981 until 1999. Results Except in the case of one male college athlete, all injuries… 

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