ABC of Sports MedicineBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1444b (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1444
- John Rushton, retired general practitioner
- Chigwell, Essex
Ed Greg Mclatchie, Mark Harries, John King, Clyde Williams BMJ Publishing Group, £14.95, pp 109 ISBN 0 7279 0844 8
Many doctors, if the demands on their time permit, will play the occasional game of golf. Most will remember team games played at school and college, but their experience of other sports may be limited.
Furthermore, general practitioners may have had little or no training in sports medicine. Confronted with an athlete attending the surgery with an injury or medical condition, the doctor may lack confidence in dealing with this apparently …