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Injuries in sport

Every four years, the Olympics return, and the Olympic motto of altius, citius, fortius can be heard again in allies might. High level sport is fun to watch, but harder to participate in. Modern Olympic athletes are the best of the best, are gifted, and have dedicated good part of their life to achieve athletic excellence. All this comes at a stiff price: they may suffer from a greater incidence of injury.
This series of articles gathers a series of international experts to give their well-researched views on some of the topics close to our hearts, and, we hope, to the hearts of our readers.

  1. Review

    Injuries in extreme sports

    Extreme sports (ES) are usually pursued in remote locations with little or no access to medical care with the athlete competing against oneself or the forces of nature. They involve high ...

    Lior Laver, Ioannis P. Pengas and Omer Mei-Dan

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:59

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  2. Review

    Sports-related wrist and hand injuries: a review

    Hand and wrist injuries are common during athletics and can have a significant impact especially if initially disregarded. Due to their high level of physical demand, athletes represent a unique subset of the ...

    Daniel M. Avery III, Craig M. Rodner and Cory M. Edgar

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2016 11:99

    Published on: 16 September 2016

  3. Review

    Taking a holistic approach to managing difficult stress fractures

    Stress fractures and other bony stress injuries occur along a spectrum of severity which can impact treatment and prognosis. When treating these injuries, it should be borne in mind that no two stress fracture...

    Timothy L. Miller and Thomas M. Best

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2016 11:98

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  4. Review

    Ankle impingement

    Ankle impingement is a syndrome that encompasses a wide range of anterior and posterior joint pathology involving both osseous and soft tissue abnormalities. In this review, the etiology, pathoanatomy, diagnos...

    Kyle P. Lavery, Kevin J. McHale, William H. Rossy and George Theodore

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2016 11:97

    Published on: 9 September 2016

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