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What are risks of rappelling?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Potentially serious.
Common injuries with rappelling include rope burns to the hands, carpal tunnel syndrome and joint inflammation.
Falling can lead to traumatic brain injury, fractures, sprains, strains, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries or death.

In brief: Potentially serious.
Common injuries with rappelling include rope burns to the hands, carpal tunnel syndrome and joint inflammation.
Falling can lead to traumatic brain injury, fractures, sprains, strains, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries or death.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Nolan Segal
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Falling
Should be done carefully with proper training and equipment.
Can strain muscles, get bumps and bruises or serious injury if you fall.

In brief: Falling
Should be done carefully with proper training and equipment.
Can strain muscles, get bumps and bruises or serious injury if you fall.
Dr. Nolan Segal
Dr. Nolan Segal
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