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CrossFit-induced rhabdomyolysis: a case report
Arthrosc Orthop Sports Med 2018;5:29-31
Published online January 1, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.14517/aosm17015
© 2018 Korean Arthroscopy Society and Korean Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Moinuddin Nadaf1, Jin Kyu Lee2, Jae-Hyuk Yang1

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri,
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hanyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jae-Hyuk Yang, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, 153 Gyeongchun-ro, Guri 11923, Korea. Tel: +82-31-560-2184, Fax: +82-31-557-8781, E-mail: jaekorea@gmail.com
Received September 8, 2017; Revised October 20, 2017; Accepted November 8, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
CrossFit is a fitness regimen that has recently gained popularity in Korea. Although this training program has been shown to increase stamina and body fitness, it has also been associated with risk of exertional rhabdomyolysis. The severity of exertional rhabdomyolysis ranges from mild to life threatening situations, including acute renal failure, compartment syndrome, hepatic dysfunction, disseminated intravascular coagulation, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. In this report, we describe a case of exertional rhabdomyolysis after CrossFit training. We have reviewed the current literature and suggested possible preventative measures during training to minimize injuries associated with CrossFit workouts.
Keywords : CrossFit; Rhabdomyolysis
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