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Clin Sports Med. 2012 Jul;31(3):397-408. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2012.03.010. Epub 2012 Apr 20.

Sport-specific biomechanics of spinal injuries in aesthetic athletes (dancers, gymnasts, and figure skaters).

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Primary Care Sports Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA. pierre.dhemecourt@childrens.harvard.edu

Abstract

Young aesthetic athletes require special understanding of the athletic biomechanical demands peculiar to each sport. The performance of these activities may impart specific biomechanical stresses and subsequent injury patterns. The clinician must understand these aspects as well as the spinal changes that occur with growth when many of these injuries often occur. Further, athletes, parents, coaches, and healthcare providers must be sensitive to the overall aspects of the athlete, including nutrition, overtraining, adequate recovery, proper technique, and limiting repetition of difficult maneuvers to minimize injuries.

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22657991
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10.1016/j.csm.2012.03.010
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