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J Strength Cond Res, 2022; 36(4): 1125-1133, PMID: 32324717

Skeletal Health and Associated Injury Risk in Collegiate Female Rowers.

Year: 2022

Baker BS, Buchanan SR, Bemben DA
Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.


Baker, BS, Buchanan, SR, and Bemben, DA. Skeletal health and associated injury risk in collegiate female rowers. J Strength Cond Res 36(4): 1125-1133, 2022-Rowing has been associated with low bone mass and stress fractures. The aim of this study was to compare bone density, geometry, and skeletal asymmetries between competitive female rowers and matched controls and within rowers based on reported injury status, allowing for the calculation of practical injury risk prediction equations. Rowers (n = 24) and controls (n = 24) completed total body, lumbar spine, and and dual femur and radii dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and peripheral quantitative computed tomography scans. One-way analyses of covariance were performed between rowers and controls, and one-way analyses of variance were performed between rowers based on reported rib injury status (injured [n = 11]; injury-free [n = 13]). Logistic regression was used to create prediction models of rowers" injury status. Significance was set at p
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