Hand and Finger Injuries in Rock Climbers

  • Sébastien Gnecchi
  • François Moutet

Part of the Sports and Traumatology book series (SPORTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sébastien Gnecchi, François Moutet
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sébastien Gnecchi, François Moutet
    Pages 7-32
  4. Sébastien Gnecchi, François Moutet
    Pages 33-71
  5. Sébastien Gnecchi, François Moutet
    Pages 73-85
  6. Sébastien Gnecchi, François Moutet
    Pages 87-180
  7. Sébastien Gnecchi, François Moutet
    Pages 181-227
  8. Sébastien Gnecchi, François Moutet
    Pages 229-230
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


The aim of this book is not only to help climbers and coaches gain a better understanding of medical consultations, but also to offer insights into practical treatment. As regards the medical field, the explanation of the different forces exerted on fingers during climbing allows better assessment of the causes of injuries and can help injured climbers adjust when they return to training. 

Despite their small size and fragility, fingers are essential in rock-climbing. The publication of this book was motivated by the numerous possible injuries and the required treatments, as well as the desire to connect medicine to this field. Combining scientific and medical research offers a new approach to training and practice. Indeed, promoting cooperation between specialists and coaches for the benefit of climbers can reduce the risk of lesions and improve training.


finger hand injuries medical and surgical treatment rock climbing

Authors and affiliations

  • Sébastien Gnecchi
    • 1
  • François Moutet
    • 2
  1. 1.MarseilleFrance
  2. 2.GrenobleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16789-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16790-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2105-0759
  • Series Online ISSN 2105-0538
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