Bowel injury is infrequent in sports and most commonly occurs as a result of a forceful blow to a small area over the small intestine. Injury can also result from lack of blood supply, but such acircumstance seems to have some genetic predisposition accompanied by vigorous endurance exercise.

Bowel Injury Resulting from Abdominal Trauma


Traumatic injuries to the bowel are more common in contact sports (e.g., soccer, rugby, football), sports involving high velocity (e.g., skiing), and sports with a high frequency of falls (e.g., equestrian). Blunt abdominal trauma ...

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