Injuries are a common occurrence in professional sports. In many cases, these injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body when participating in a certain activity.
Sports injuries can be treated by orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians (90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical).
Sport injury surgeons are orthopaedic surgeons who have under gone further subspecialty training (fellowship training) in surgical sports medicine. This is typically one year in duration (sometimes two) and usually has a research component involved with the clinical and operative training.
The professional body in the UK which represents orthopaedic surgeons and supervises the training of orthopaedic surgeons is the Royal College of Surgeons. There is also the British Orthopaedic Association.
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) is dedicated to the promotion of good health through physical activity, and the provision of sports medicine expertise to optimise athletic performance at all levels.
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