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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Who is to blame for all the football injuries?

John Orchard, BJSM guest blog (@DrJohnOrchard) Another major football tournament is on – Euro 2012 – and those following the England team keep reading (yet again) about the number of injured players. Why do injuries seem to be more prevalent than ever if our professionalism is supposedly improving? In trying to answer this question, why […]

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Football Science and Medicine – Kuala Lumpur 2011

AFC Conference on Science & Football Medicine Kuala Lumpur March 18-20, 2011 The past 3 Asian Science and Football conferences (Tokyo; Kuala Lumpur & Muscat) were a great success with approx. 450 participants from all over the world. KL promises a great program of keynote address symposiums, free papers, poster presentations  and clinical workshops in Sports […]

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Asian Football Confederation – Conference 2011

Previous Asian Football Confederation sports medicine conferences were held in Malaysia, Oman and Japan. The 2011 Conference on Science and Football Medicine is being held from March 18–20 in Kuala Lumpur and a terrific cadre of football experts are on the program. […]

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MRI used to screen maturity in U-17 soccer stars

Age-limited spot has long been limited by the veracity of birth certificates but MR imaging appears to provide a safe, reliable way of levelling the playing field. This blog post contains an article from the African press providing the background, MR images of a young, and mature, wrist, and a photo of the team that […]

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