Segmental forearm fracture due to grip-lock injury in male gymnast

Gary F. Updegrove, Amiethab A. Aiyer, Kristine Fortuna

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Case: A fifteen-year-old male gymnast sustained a segmental forearm fracture with physeal involvement as the result of a grip-lock injury. Conclusion: Grip lock occurs when a leather grip becomes caught around a bar while the athlete is rotating around it. This may lead to physeal injuries, extensor tendon injuries, and fractures of the hand, wrist, or forearm. Proper grip fit and maintenance as well as education of coaches, parents, and athletes is important to prevent this type of injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere43
JournalJBJS case connector
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 8 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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