Analysis of backbone MRIs in athletes collaborating within the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer time Olympic Video games.
BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2018;four(1):e000335
Authors: Wasserman MS, Guermazi A, Jarraya M, Engbretsen L, AbdelKader M, Roemer FW, Hayashi D, Crema MD, Mian AZ
Background/goal: In high-level Olympic athletes, many spinal pathologies come up from overuse, whereas others are the results of acute harm. Our goal is to analyse the epidemiology of spinal pathologies detected on MRI in athletes collaborating within the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer time Olympics.
Strategies: On this retrospective research, all backbone MRIs carried out throughout the 2016 Rio Video games have been analysed. Descriptive knowledge from the MRIs have been tabulated and analysed for disc degeneration, spinal canal and/or neural foraminal narrowing, and acute/power fractures. Knowledge have been analysed by sport, continent of origin, age and intercourse.
Outcomes: Of 11?274 athletes collaborating within the Olympic video games, 100 acquired backbone MRI. Fifty-two of the 100 (52%) athletes who acquired cervical, thoracic and/or lumbar backbone MRI confirmed average to extreme spinal illness. The very best sport-specific incidence of average to extreme backbone illness was seen in aquatic diving athletes (67%, three per 100 divers). Weightlifting had the second highest sport-specific incidence of backbone illness (67%, 1.5 per 100 weightlifters). Athletics used essentially the most backbone MRIs (31 of 107 MRIs, 29%). European athletes had extra backbone MRIs than all different continents mixed (55 of 107 MRIs, 51%). Athletes over 30 years previous had the very best fee of average to extreme backbone illness on MRI (24 of 37 athletes >30 years previous, 65%).
Conclusions: A excessive variety of the world’s premier athletes demonstrated average to extreme backbone illness on MRI throughout the 2016 Summer time Olympics, together with average/extreme degenerative disc adjustments with various levels of disc bulges and herniations.
PMID: 29629185 [PubMed]