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Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

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Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some

The kidneys are partly protected by the ribs (rib cage) and partly by overlying fat and muscles.
Of course, the best protection is to avoid direct blows or forces and to use safety gear appropriate to the sport.

In brief: Some

The kidneys are partly protected by the ribs (rib cage) and partly by overlying fat and muscles.
Of course, the best protection is to avoid direct blows or forces and to use safety gear appropriate to the sport.
Dr. Michael Kermani
Dr. Michael Kermani
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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Refer to answer

Kidneys are in the back of abdomen, in retro peritoneal are.
Are protected by strong para vertebral muscle, but however are prone to direct trauma and injury.

In brief: Refer to answer

Kidneys are in the back of abdomen, in retro peritoneal are.
Are protected by strong para vertebral muscle, but however are prone to direct trauma and injury.
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Dr. John Kayvanfar
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A few.

There are some muscles that cover the areas of the kidneys.
They are mainly protected by your rib cage. But there are muscles within the rib cage and overlying the rib cage, which give some additional protection to the kidneys.

In brief: A few.

There are some muscles that cover the areas of the kidneys.
They are mainly protected by your rib cage. But there are muscles within the rib cage and overlying the rib cage, which give some additional protection to the kidneys.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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