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Old 03-01-2011, 01:35 PM   #1004
Andrew Wilson
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 1,132

Originally Posted by Bryan Kemper View Post

What is the true incidence of Crossfit induced rhabdo cases? Of the number of Crossfit workouts that have occurred over the past ten years, how many individuals have actually, medically been diagnosed with rhabdo? How many workouts have been done by how many people that have not had an occurrence of rhabdo.

I don't deny that 107 cases that you have been able to data mine over the internet is significant, but what does that mean from a statistical or epidemiological point of view? The only person that I have known to have been diagnosed with a mild case of rhabdo was the result of a Spinning class.

PS...I can't view your attachments from this computer, so I really don't know what the 107th case is at this point, but it really would not change my viewpoint.
No idea man. I was simply just curious to see how many people in the injury section posted about CrossFit giving them rhabdo on the CrossFit messageboards. At the time, I knew there had to be at least 7, and I was just going to post those 7 up and it would take a quick ten minutes, being it would just be a good dagger to post with a Greg Glassman quote on "evidence based fitness" and universal scalability. When I did the search 500 threads came up, which is the max of the CrossFit messageboard search engine. I eventually got to 20. Then 30. Two days later I got to 60. By the end of the week I broke 90 posts of CrossFitters revealing their full diagnoses and symptomatic signs of compartment syndrome and the onset of rhabdo. No one has ever looked at this. So I thought this was interesting that no one put effort into actually counting alone on the messageboards. Then I started google searching and facebook searching. The fascinating thing is that they're all caused by the same workout, if not similar workout with exercises, and it just repeats over and over and over again, and everyone is just ignoring it.
I've been apart of communal case study surveys before, and to actually get a precise ratio every affiliate would have to be surveyed since the last 8 years with every client and every medical record.
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