Ellenbogenluxationsverletzungen beim Trendsport Bouldern

Translated title of the contribution: Traumatic elbow dislocations in bouldering

G. H. Sandmann, S. Siebenlist, A. Lenich, M. Neumaier, P. Ahrens, C. Kirchhoff, K. F. Braun, M. Lucke, P. Biberthaler

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Bouldering is a new trend sport which has become popular in recent years. From April 2011 to June 2012 a total of 5 patients with elbow dislocations from bouldering were admitted to our level 1 trauma center. The injuries varied from simple elbow dislocations to complex fracture dislocations. Elbow dislocations occurred during falling backwards when patients tried to protect themselves by retroversion of both arms. In all cases the falling height was less than 4 meters. The bouldering injury pattern, the diagnostic and therapeutic management as well as the rehabilitation program are described in detail in this article. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report on the special danger of bouldering for complex elbow injuries.

Translated title of the contributionTraumatic elbow dislocations in bouldering
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)274-280
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014


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