To describe epidemiology of triathlon injuries 2.
To illustrate types and mechanisms of triatlon injuries of the upper and lower extremities 3.
To review importance of multimodality imaging in clinical management
Triathlon is a sport that features swimming,
cycling and running. The first modern triathlon was held in Mission Bay,
California on September 25 th ,
with 46 participants. In recent years there has been massive growth in the sport with thousands of triathletes racing across the world. Approximately 300,000 athletes in the USA and 160000 athletes in Australia compete in triathlons each year.
Findings and procedure details
Data from an injury surveillance study conducted during the 2006-2007 triathlon race season in Victoria,
Australia.Source: Gosling CM,
Am J Sports Med 2010; 38:1007-14 Of 10,197 individual starters who took part: 217 triathletes on a total of 235 occasions sought medical assistance (n = 322 injuries) 2.3% of the total race starters 20.1 injury presentations per 1000 hours of competition Injuries sustained mostly during the run (38.4%) and cycle (14.3%) legs Lower...
CONCLUSION: The sport of triathlon has grown significantly over the last twenty years. Running and cycling as well as swimming injuries are seen with an increased frequency compared to single sport injuries,
often having a similar presentation. Lower extremity injuries are most common sites of injury (especially foot and knee) Multimodality imaging helps clinicians in management of injured triathletes. Radiography should initially be performed to diagnose or rule out acute osseous injury,...
AUTHORS Daichi Hayashi 1,2 ,
Shaun Scheepers 3 ,
Ali Guermazi 1 , Frank W.
Roemer 1,4 ,
Richard de Villiers 3 1.Department of Radiology,
Boston University School of Medicine,
USA 2.Department of Radiology,
Yale University School of Medicine,
USA 3.VanWageningen and Partners,
South Africa 4.Department of Radiology,
University of Erlangen,
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