Injury to the A2 pulley in rock climbers

J Hand Surg Br. 1990 May;15(2):268-70. doi: 10.1016/0266-7681(90)90135-q.


Injury to the A2 pulley of the flexor sheath, resulting in bow-stringing of the flexor tendons, would appear to be fairly common in rock climbers performing at the present limits of difficulty. A typical case is described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Finger Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Finger Injuries / pathology
  • Finger Joint / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mountaineering / injuries*
  • Tendon Injuries / diagnosis
  • Tendon Injuries / pathology
  • United Kingdom