Physiological bone responses in the fingers after more than 10 years of high-level sport climbing: analysis of cortical parameters
Frederik Hahn, Matthias Erschbamer, Philipp Allenspach, Kaspar Rufibach & Andreas Schweizer
Differences in bone morphology can be observed in the finger bones of adult climbers when compared with controls. Because the differences are more pronounced at the palmar and dorsal cortices, the analysis of the sagittal plane should always be included in future investigations. To evaluate climbing-related factors influencing these adaptive morphologic differences, further studies with larger, more specific study cohorts are needed.
|citation||Hahn F, Erschbamer M, Allenspach P, Rufibach K, Schweizer A. Physiological bone responses in the fingers after more than 10 years of high-level sport climbing: analysis of cortical parameters. Wilderness Environ Med 2012; 23:31-6.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||3-2012|
|journal title||Wilderness Environ Med (23/1)|