Wrestling injuries

Orthop Nurs. May-Jun 2008;27(3):189-92; quiz 193-4. doi: 10.1097/01.NOR.0000320548.20611.16.


The sport of wrestling has a history dating back to ancient times as one of the original Olympic sports. It particularly appeals to adolescents as equally matched opponents engage in competition. There can be no argument that participation in sports helps promote a physically active lifestyle. However, despite the documented health benefits of increased physical activity, those who participate in athletics are at risk for sports-related injuries. This article will discuss wrestling injuries and recommend prevention strategies to keep athletes safe.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Cervical Vertebrae / injuries
  • Elbow Joint / injuries
  • Facial Injuries / etiology
  • Facial Injuries / prevention & control
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Physical Fitness
  • Primary Prevention
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Risk Factors
  • Safety Management / organization & administration*
  • Shoulder Joint / injuries
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Wrestling / injuries*