Lumbrical tears in rock climbers.

@article{Schweizer2003LumbricalTI,
  title={Lumbrical tears in rock climbers.},
  author={Andreas Schweizer},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          187-9
        }
}
Performance rock climbing places high demands on the hand and may lead to specific injuries. In a "one-finger-pocket" hold, the interphalangeal joints remain in 20-40 degrees flexion. To increase the maximum force of the holding finger by the quadriga effect, the interphalangeal joints of the adjacent fingers become almost maximally flexed. Holding a "one-finger-pocket" with the ring or small finger leads to a shift of the deep flexor tendons which increases the distance between the two… CONTINUE READING
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