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Hand and Wrist Injuries in Mixed Martial Arts

  • M. Lucius Pomerantz
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Abstract

The sport of mixed martial arts is a blend of many martial arts resulting in a combination of striking and grappling in a fighting contest. A clear set of rules direct the sport’s action. Techniques include strikes with the extremities, throws and takedowns, as well as joint manipulation and chokes. Its popularity is rapidly growing worldwide. Just as with any combat sport, injuries are inevitable. However, research into the sport is still in its infancy. Given its surging popularity, surgeons who treat the hand and wrist should have an understanding of the sport, its potential causes of injury, and the current research that exists.

Keywords

Mixed martial arts MMA Martial arts Finger injuries Hand injuries Wrist injuries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lucius Pomerantz
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  1. 1.Orthopedic Surgeon, Upper Extremity/Hand SubspecializationSynergy Specialists Medical GroupSan DiegoUSA

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