Injuries in women's gymnastics:The state of the art

Edward McAuley, Gail Hudash, Kolleen Shields, John P. Albright, James Garrick, Ralph Requa, Robert K. Wallace

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This article takes a three-stage approach to the topic of injuries in women's gymnastics. In the first stage, we review the literature and summarize our current knowledge of injury rates, injuries in specific events, and anatomical location of injuries. In the second, we critically evaluate the relative contributions of these studies in terms of their generalizability, methods, and conceptual approaches. Finally, we present possible directions for future research in the area of women's gymnastic injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-565
Number of pages8
JournalThe American Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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