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The event side doctor: the role of the orthopaedic surgeon
  1. M Carmont
  1. Specialist Registrar Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Lane, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XQ, UK

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    Orthopaedic surgeons have long had a close association with sport. International rugby players have similarly gone on to careers in orthopaedic surgery, examples being Jonathan Webb and JPR Williams.

    Without doubt, finding appropriate medical personnel to care for the needs of spectators and athletes at major sporting events is a challenge.1 Event organisers have required the skills of volunteer orthopaedic surgeons.2

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