Chapter 15. Medical Care of the Disabled Athlete

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Douglas B. McKeag MD, MS1 and
  2. Chris Klenck MD2

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch15

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

McKeag, D. B. and Klenck, C. (2009) Medical Care of the Disabled Athlete, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch15

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. 1

    IU Center for Sports Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  2. 2

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • International Stoke Mandeville Games Committee (ISMGF);
  • preparticipation examination (PPE);
  • common medical problems in the disabled athlete;
  • carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS);
  • athletes with intellectual disabilities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History

  • Classification

  • Preparticipation examination

  • Common medical problems in the disabled athlete

  • Conclusions

  • References