Intrinsic risk factors and athletic injuries.

  title={Intrinsic risk factors and athletic injuries.},
  author={Simo P. Taimela and Urho M Kujala and Kalevi Osterman},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={9 4},
The benefits of physical activity are widely known. However, the risk of a musculoskeletal injury is an unfavourable consequence in physical training. Age, gender, injury history, body size, local anatomy and biomechanics, aerobic fitness, muscle strength, imbalance and tightness, ligamentous laxity, central motor control, psychological and psychosocial factors as well as general mental ability are factors in the predisposition to injury. Junior (15 to 16 years) and senior athletes seem to be… CONTINUE READING
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