Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: International Olympic Committee consensus statement on pain management in elite athletes (Sports Med Res)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

International Olympic Committee consensus statement on pain management in elite athletes

International Olympic Committee consensus statement on pain management in elite athletes

Hainline B, Derman W, Vernec A, Budgett R, Deie M, Dvořák J, Harle C, Herring SA, McNamee M, Meeuwisse W, Lorimer Moseley G, Omololu B, Orchard J, Pipe A, Pluim BM, Ræder J, Siebert C17, Stewart M, Stuart M, Turner JA, Ware M, Zideman D, Engebretsen L. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Sep;51(17):1245-1258. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097884.

The International Olympic Committee convened a consensus meeting, which led to this consensus paper on the multifaceted aspects of pain physiology and pain management in elite athletes. The major headings were..
  • Prevalence of use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments to manage pain in elite athletes
  • Types of pain
  • Mechanisms and types of injury
  • Core principles of making a diagnosis in elite athletes in pain
  • Non-pharmacological pain management strategies in elite athletes
  • Pharmacological pain management strategies in elite athletes
  • Medication management based on pain severity and anticipated RTP
  • Pain management strategies when expected recovery is delayed
  • Antidoping issues in pain management
  • Special considerations: Paralympic athletes
  • Ethical issues
  • Future directions

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