PT Inquest Episode 153: Lumbar Spine Injuries In Athletes

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Epidemiology studies are a fascinating snapshot of injuries in a population, but they also provide insight on how we interpret data. How common are lumbar spine injuries amongst elite athletes? How are they defined? How limiting are they? Is there a group we should address and another group we should leave alone?

Lumbar Spine Injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes: A 6-Season Epidemiological Study.
Hassebrock JD, Patel KA, Makovicka JL, Chung AS, Tummala SV, Peña AJ, Williams KE, Hartigan DE, Chhabra A.
Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Jan 23;7(1):2325967118820046. doi: 10.1177/2325967118820046. eCollection 2019 Jan.

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