Olympic Games : special considerations : medical care for Olympians / David J. Pohl , Garrett Schwartzman, Mark R. Hutchinson... [et al.]

Pohl, David J. | Schwartzman, Garrett | Hutchinson, Mark R.

This chapter presents and reviews the unique challenges that the sports medicine clinician may face regarding the Olympic Games and Olympic-level athletes. Specific anatomic injuries as well as sports-specific injuries have been covered elsewhere in the text. Several factors make the Olympic Games a unique event regarding sports medicine care. It is not only one of the largest mass sporting events in the world; it often represents the penultimate competition of an athlete’s career. Unique challenges include acclimatization to a new country, travel, geography, foods, and language.

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