oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic injuries: The role of the orthopaedic surgeon in the sports injury programme
|Article Title||Orthopaedic injuries: The role of the orthopaedic surgeon in the sports injury programme|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Orthopaedic Department at the Military Hospital, Voortrekkerhoogte, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1973|
|Pages||9 - 11|
|Keyword(s)||Avoid expediency, Deformity, Extrinsic injuries, Joint replacements, Limitations in activity, Mechanism causing injury, Muscle tears, Skin changes, Stress fractures, Swelling, Systemic anti-inflammatory drugs, Tendo-synovitis, Tendon ruptures, Tendonitis and Tendoperiostosis|
While the orthopaedic surgeon is recognised as playing an important role in the treatment of sports injuries, he is often brought in as a last resort by a sportsman and his physician. A plea is made for greater involvement of this speciality in primary sports care.
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