Trunk Injuries

Injury to the trunk during sports is common and generally includes muscle and bone injury, but it can also include more serious injury to the internal organs. Examples of muscle injuries include strains of large muscle groups, such as the rectus abdominus and perivertebrals. Bones such as the lumbar vertebrae can sustain chronic injury, as in spondylolysis, or acute injury, as with transverse process fracture in blunt trauma. However, the predominance of musculoskeletal injuries may lead the practitioner to overlook a more serious ...

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