In what he has said will be his last Olympic Games, Usain Bolt’s goal of repeating his three gold medal-winning performances from each of the previous two Olympic Games may be in jeopardy.
The star sprinter was forced to withdraw from the 100-meter final of the Jamaican Olympic trials with a grade 1 hamstring tear last week.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 2, 2016
Injuries in sport are not uncommon, but in an Olympic year their impact increases with the heightened global attention.
Experts from Western University’s Bone and Joint Institute are available prior to and during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to provide commentary on a variety of ailments common to athletes participating in Summer Olympic events, including dislocations, tendon ruptures, fractures, ligament and muscle sprains and strains, and concussions.
Area of Expertise: shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgery, shoulder and elbow biomechanics, wound healing and tissue contracture, clinical trial, medical education
Graham King, Professor, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine, Roth | McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre, Chief of Surgery at St. Joseph’s Health Care
Area of Expertise: elbow, wrist and hand surgery, wrist and elbow biomechanics, computer and image assisted orthopaedic surgery
Darren Drosdowech, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine, Roth | McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre
Area of Expertise: shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder trauma, computer navigated shoulder replacement, clinical outcomes of shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repair
George Athwal, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine, Roth | McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre
Area of Expertise: shoulder and elbow reconstruction, upper extremity trauma
Robert Litchfield, Medical Director, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, Associate Professor Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Area of Expertise: management of activity related injuries and conditions of the shoulder and knee
Alan Getgood, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, General Board member of the International Cartilage Repair Society and Education committee of the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Area of Expertise: biological solutions to joint repair
Lisa Fischer, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and Faculty of Health Sciences; Director, Primary Care Sport Medicine, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic (FKSMC)
Area of Expertise: clinical care of athletes with sport concussion, post-concussive rehabilitation protocol for athletes with persistent symptoms
Tom Jenkyn, Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University
Area of Expertise: biomechanics of facial trauma and mild traumatic brain injury
Theo Versteegh, Physiotherapist, Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
Area of Expertise: treating sport concussion, relationship between neck strength, neuromuscular function and concussion risk
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