Cooper, Dale, Batt, Mark, O'Hanlon, Mary and Palmer, Debbie (2021) A Cross-Sectional Study of Retired Great British Olympians (Berlin 1936-Sochi 2014): Olympic Career Injuries, Joint Health in Later Life, and Reasons for Retirement from Olympic Sport. Sports Medicine, 7 (54). ISSN 0112-1642

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The relationship between Olympic career sport injury and the long-term musculoskeletal health of the elite athlete remains unclear. This study describes the lifetime prevalence of medical attention injuries that occurred during training and/or competition as part of the athlete’s Olympic career, reasons for retirement from Olympic sport, and the point prevalence of pain and osteoarthritis (OA) among retired Great Britain’s (GB) Olympians.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: prevalence; injury; pain; osteoarthritis; olympians
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Allied Health Professions
Depositing User: Hannah Reidy
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 08:10
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 08:10

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