Rowing injuries occur mostly from overuse and are seen primarily in the back, rib, knee, and forearm. Many of these have a specific cause owing to the mechanics of the rowing stroke, which are discussed, as are sport-specific treatment strategies. Also discussed are specific injuries sustained on the rowing machine, emergency issues, and special population concerns.
Department of Community and Family Medicine and Orthopaedics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH
Address for correspondence: Kristine A. Karlson, MD, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756; E-mail: Kristine.A.Karlson@Hitchcock.org