sports medicine


sports medicine

noun

: a field of medicine that relates to the prevention and treatment of injuries and other health problems that affect people who play sports

Full Definition of SPORTS MEDICINE

:  a field of medicine concerned with the prevention and treatment of injuries and disorders that are related to participation in sports

First Known Use of SPORTS MEDICINE

1961

sports medicine

noun \ˈspō(ə)rts-, ˈsp(ə)rts-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPORTS MEDICINE

: a medical specialty concerned with the prevention and treatment of injuries and disorders that are related to participation in sports

sports medicine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Medical and paramedical supervision and treatment of athletes. It has four aspects. Preparation (conditioning) uses diet, exercises, and monitoring of practice sessions to improve performance. Prevention identifies any predisposition to injury or illness and covers warmup, stretching, and design and use of protective equipment. Many surgical techniques developed in sports medicine, particularly for knee injuries, are now used for the general population. Rehabilitation (see physical medicine and rehabilitation) prepares an injured or ill athlete to return to activity after initial treatment.

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