Spine Injuries in the Sport of Gymnastics

  title={Spine Injuries in the Sport of Gymnastics},
  author={David William Kruse and Brooke Lemmen},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
  • D. Kruse, B. Lemmen
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Medicine, Education
  • Current Sports Medicine Reports
Injury in gymnastics is not an uncommon occurrence, and an injury of the spine frequently is a source of pain in a gymnast. Because of the unique demands of this sport, which repetitively place significant forces across the spine, it becomes clear why the spine commonly is injured. Potential causes of back pain in a gymnast include spondylolysis, Scheuermann's disease, intervertebral disc pathology, and mechanical sources of pain. Much of the diagnostic workup and management of spondylolysis… 

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