Injuries in Competitive Figure Skaters.

  title={Injuries in Competitive Figure Skaters.},
  author={Angela D Smith and Lyle Joseph Micheli},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  volume={10 1},
In brief This study determined the nature and incidence of skating injuries in 19 high-level competitors ranging from 11 to 19 years old. The subjects completed a one-page questionnaire on their skating history, warm-up routine, medical problems, and skating injuries, and they were examined for anatomical malalignment, strength, flexibility, and evidence of injury. Most injuries were from overuse, but there were few serious injuries for the large number of hours they spent training, and the… CONTINUE READING