CT scans and X-rays increase risk of cancer – changing the goal posts in sports medicine

By John Orchard and Jessica Orchard Two jaw-dropping papers from The Lancet 1 and BMJ 2 published in the past month should have a major effect on the practice of sports medicine.  They have clearly demonstrated that radiating scans in young people actually do lead to an increased risk of cancer later in life. Perhaps until […]

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Dr John Orchard on the “metal staples – no local anaesthesia” – discussion. Guest Blog.

     Interchange laws, bleeding and apparently dying players @DrJohnOrchard I am very interested to have read the Blog by Drs Fowell and Earl (http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2012/08/17/closing-soft-tissue-wounds-rapidly-at-pitchside-a-role-for-metal-skin-staples-without-anaesthesia/) about the use of staples to close lacerations on the side of the pitch in football matches. I used metal staples like this quite a few times myself in the […]

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