Medical coverage of gymnastics competitions

Curr Sports Med Rep. 2009 May-Jun;8(3):113-8. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181a61993.


Medical coverage of gymnastics competitions can be a challenging task for the sports medicine physician and other medical personnel because of the complexity and aerial nature of the sport. A broad understanding of the six gymnastics disciplines, along with the type of competitions, injury epidemiology, and the common acute gymnastics injuries will help sports medicine professionals in planning and delivering optimal care to the injured or ill gymnast.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Critical Care / methods*
  • Critical Care / organization & administration*
  • Gymnastics / injuries*
  • Physician's Role*
  • Sports Medicine / methods*
  • Sports Medicine / organization & administration*
  • United States