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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnosis of Rib Fracture in a Competitive Collegiate RowerA Case Report
Michael Knesek, MD1; Christopher P. Walsh, MD1; Brian Sabb, DO2; Asheesh Bedi, MD1
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, University of Michigan, 2912 Taubman Center, SPC 5328, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. E-mail address for M. Knesek: mknesek@med.umich.edu
2 Department of Radiology, Botsford General Hospital, 48050 Grand River Avenue, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Copyright © 2012 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2012 Oct 10;2(4):e56 1-3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.L.00094
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Competitive collegiate rowing has a long history, dating back to the nineteenth century. The oldest American intercollegiate athletic event on record is the Yale-Harvard boat race in 18521. While the mechanics of the sport remain largely unchanged, the extent of training and level of competition for collegiate rowers continue to increase. Competitive rowing is no longer a seasonal sport; these athletes are involved in year-round training, on ergometers (rowing machines) and in the water. This level of training, combined with the specific repetitive movements involved in rowing, makes elite rowers especially susceptible to injury.
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