Orthopaedic physicians in the Winter and Summer Olympic Games : global forum / Mitchell Kennedy, Gilbert Moatshe, Lars Engebretsen

Kennedy, Mitchell | Moatshe, Gilbert | Engebretsen, Lars

In training for and performing in the sporting competitions of the Olympic Games, athletes endure a variety of injuries that can lead to the development of a chronic musculoskeletal condition. Injury surveillance studies are in place for each event to collect epidemiological data in an attempt to enhance injury prevention for future Winter and Summer Olympic Games. Periodic health evaluations also are used to screen for injuries and monitor athletes' health in order to take measures to reduce the risk of reinjury. Orthopaedic physicians work to improve sport-specific injury prevention protocols to create a safe environment for competition and ultimately reduce the occurrence of injuries throughout the Olympic Games.


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