Medical complications of an aquatic innovation.

  title={Medical complications of an aquatic innovation.},
  author={Margo Mountjoy and I Gordon and Janet K. L. McKeown and Naama Constantini},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={43 13},
The sport of swimming has been affected by the innovations of technology with the evolution of the swimsuit. The health benefits of swimming are numerous and are well documented in the scientific literature. As swimming is a low-impact sport, injuries are relatively uncommon. As a direct result of the new swimsuits, team physicians have identified the emergence of a new trend in injury in the aquatic athlete. Extensive blistering and ulceration of the finger tips and distal interphalangeal… CONTINUE READING