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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The power of visual images in SEM: Ultrasound Probe as a Stethoscope?

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly series on the BJSM blog) By Dr Thamindu Wedatilake An electrician or a plumber carries a large bag, within it multiple tools aiding “diagnosis and treatment” of the household problems. Similarly doctors require tools for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. For a physician the tool […]

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The challenges of health communication in a modern world of entertainment

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly series on the BJSM blog) By Dr Wilby Williamson Preaching about physical activity and demanding compliance with 150 minutes of activity per week, as I do with my friends and family, often falls on deaf ears.  Changing tack to discuss differences between London’s bus drivers and […]

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Inspiring the Next Generation at the 3rd Annual London Deanery Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly BJSM blog) Guest blog by Dr Sivanadian Mani-Babu I attend a good many conferences concentrating on different aspects of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) to glean valuable information from experts.  However, in early March this year, when I attended the Third Annual London Deanery Sport and […]

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“n=1” Are we allowing personal bias to influence our clinical advice?

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly series on the BJSM blog) By Dr James Noake Most of the clinicians reading this blog currently possess or have previously had a sporting pedigree of some description. I would predict that a large number of you would state that this is what brought you into the […]

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The Role of the Covering Doctor in Elite Sport – Lessons for aspiring SEM doctors

By Dr Jo Larkin Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A semi-monthly series on the BJSM blog) Experience in a variety of sports settings may be considered essential to a Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) trainee’s development. In doing this I have gained significant insights into the role of the ‘covering’ Sports and Exercise […]

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Wounds in Rugby – IT’S A DIRTY OLD GAME

The UK trainee perspective (The BJSM blog features the trainee perspective every two weeks)* Guest blog by Dr Dee Clark Over the time I have worked with Rugby Union teams, I have come across a number of methods for players dealing with their own skin “wounds”.  These have ranged from use of safety pins, sewing […]

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On ‘BUCS-ing’ and Boxing – A SEM Trainee Perspective By Dr Stan Baltsezak

 By Dr Stan Baltsezak The UK trainee perspective (The BJSM blog features the trainee perspective every two weeks)* February, March and April are the months when British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) championships take place. Students from all over the UK compete in numerous contact and non-contact sports. The Championships and Games provide a unique opportunity […]

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