Sports medicine

Drugs in sport and primary care

WEBINAR archive. Professor David Gerrard on how we can inadvertently cause a doping ban for our athletic patients by prescribing routinely used medicines.

MercyAscot - Sport medicine

CME event held on the 20th March 2017

Part of the MercyAscot Education Series


Topic 1        Presented by Philip Clark

Community Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Imaging – beyond the X-ray

Exercise as medicine

Dr Mark Fulcher talks about using exercise as medicine. Mark is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis. Mark has worked extensively in sports medicine and is especially interested in injury prevention and the treatment of concussion.

Concussion management in children

PODCAST: Stephen Kara talks about concussion management in children.

Exercise and children - Dan Exeter

PODCAST: Dr Dan Exeter talks about exercise and children - how much is too much?

Exercise prescriptions

Physical activity is a highly effective treatment for many types of chronic disease.

Pharmacology in sports medicine

There are a variety of medications which are commonly used in a sports medicine setting. These are usually used to manage pain or in an attempt to reduce inflammation. Elite athletes may be subject to drug testing. For these athletes, doctors can be very ‘dangerous’ people as the use of many common medications can lead to a positive drug test. 

Radial head fractures

Fractures of the radial head are common, they are seen in 20% of all acute elbow injuries and make up one third of all elbow fractures. These fractures typically occur after a fall when an axial load is applied to the forearm, causing the radial head to hit the capitulum of the humerus (fall onto the outstretched hand). Radial head fractures are more common in females and occur most frequently between 30-40 years of age. Patients typically present with relatively localised pain and swelling around the lateral elbow.

Acute low back pain

Acute low back pain is common and can occur without any definite event or injury. Back pain is second only to URTI in terms of days lost from work due to illness or injury. There are a large number of causes of low back pain and a definitive structural diagnosis is possible in less than 10% of patients.  

Sports-related concussion

Sports-related head injuries and concussion can be difficult to assess and manage. It's important to have a consistent approach to the assessment and management of head injuries to ensure that an accurate diagnosis is made and to allow individuals to safely return to sport and to the workplace. 

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