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High precompetition injury rate dominates the injury profile at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 51 198 athlete days

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  • Wayne Derman Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Phoebe Runciman Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Martin Schwellnus International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre, South Africa Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) and Section Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Esme Jordaan Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council, Parow, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Cheri Blauwet Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Nick Webborn Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESAME), University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jan Lexell Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden Department of Health Science, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Peter van de Vliet Medical and Scientific Department, International Paralympic Committee, Bonn, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu Yale School of Public Health, Department of Chronic Disease and Epidemiology, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University, Connecticut, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • James Kissick Carleton University Sport Medicine Clinic, Department of Family Medicine, Ottawa, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jaap Stomphorst Department of Sport Medicine, Isala Klinieken, Zwolle, Netherlands PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Professor Wayne Derman, Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; ewderman{at}iafrica.com
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Derman W, Runciman P, Schwellnus M, et al
High precompetition injury rate dominates the injury profile at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 51 198 athlete days

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  • Accepted September 12, 2017
  • First published October 13, 2017.

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