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Orthop Nurs. 2008 May-Jun;27(3):189-92; quiz 193-4. doi: 10.1097/01.NOR.0000320548.20611.16.

Wrestling injuries.

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Western Connecticut State University, Newtown, Connecticut, USA.


The sport of wrestling has a history dating back to ancient times as one of the original Olympic sports. It particularly appeals to adolescents as equally matched opponents engage in competition. There can be no argument that participation in sports helps promote a physically active lifestyle. However, despite the documented health benefits of increased physical activity, those who participate in athletics are at risk for sports-related injuries. This article will discuss wrestling injuries and recommend prevention strategies to keep athletes safe.

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