The collapsed athlete

Orthop Clin North Am. 2002 Jul;33(3):471-8. doi: 10.1016/s0030-5898(02)00008-1.


Athletic collapse is rare, but personnel caring for athletes at sporting events must be prepared for it. Most cases are nonfatal and, with proper management, can have good outcomes. Medical personnel should expect the typical causes of athletic collapse that occur at the events they are covering, but rare causes should also be anticipated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Shock* / epidemiology
  • Shock* / therapy
  • Sports*