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Wrestling is an ancient traditional sport first mentioned in the history of Sumer civilization approximately 5000 years ago (United World Wrestling History of Wrestling, 2021; Poliakoff, Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present, 1996). As one of the oldest Olympic sports in Hellenic history, it was also included in the Ancient Olympic program (Halloran, Orthop Nurs, 27:189–192, 2008). Wrestling was also among the first sports of the Modern Olympic Games, and it still holds its worldwide popularity (Guttmann, The Olympics: a history of the modern games, 2002). However, the sport’s arduous nature results in high injury rates. Due to the many different situations encountered in any individual match, the exact mechanism of injury is not always easily identified (Myers, West J Emerg Med, 11:442–449, 2010). In addition to musculoskeletal problems, other medical conditions and diseases may impact the ability of the wrestler to safely participate (Hewett, Med Sport Sci. 48:152–178, 2005; Maffulli, Br Med Bull. 97:47–80, 2011).

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  • Aerobic
  • Anaerobic
  • Concentration
  • Contact
  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Skin
  • Shoulder
  • Spine

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Molnár, S., Mensch, K., Bacskai, K., Körösi, É., Sántha, Á., Gáspár, K. (2022). Wrestling. In: Canata, G.L., Jones, H. (eds) Epidemiology of Injuries in Sports . Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-64532-1_24

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