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Adolescent lumbar disc herniation in a Tae Kwon Do martial artist: a case report

July 04, 2014

Lumbar disc herniations are rare in children. The etiology and clinical picture may be different in children than in adults. Conservative management is the treatment of choice. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art which is notorious for its high fast kicks. Tae Kwon Do will be an official Olympic sport in the year

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Weight cycling in adolescent Taekwondo athletes

June 03, 2014

Background: Weight reduction cycles are used by weight classed athletes in Taekwondo to make a weight category. Tension, dizziness, headaches, and confusion have been associated with rapid weight loss (RWL). There is a lack of research in weight cycling and its benefits among Taekwondo athletes. Purpose: To investigate the rate of weight cycling in Junior

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Traumatic hyoid bone fracture – a case report and review of the literature

May 23, 2014

Objective: To present a case of traumatic hyoid bone fracture and a review of the literature Rationale: Traumatic hyoid bone fractures are rare, however with the increasing popularity of martial arts the incidence of traumatic hyoid bone fracture may increase in prevalence. Clinical Features: A thirteen year old taekwondo athlete collapsed after receiving a kick

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A profile of the Youth Olympic Taekwondo Athlete

May 07, 2014

Our study aims to identify trends in anthropomorphic attributes and competitive strategies of successful (medalists) versus non medalist young Olympic Taekwondo competitors by gender in terms of body mass, body-mass index (BMI) and fighting technique at the Youth Olympic Games 2010. Results were then compared to adult Taekwondo Olympic athletes in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

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