International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress

Healio brings you the highlights from International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from IESC, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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VIDEO: Hackett discusses differences in caring for extreme athletes vs traditional athletes

June 13, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the differences between providing care…
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VIDEO: Hackett talks snowboarding and related injuries

June 11, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the extreme sport of snowboarding and its associated injuries, both in the casual participant…
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VIDEO: A look at concussions and orthopedic injuries in MMA

June 11, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Woodley Desir, MD, provided a look into the world of mixed martial…
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Increased helmet use in snow sports has not decreased fatalities

July 3, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Despite the widespread increase of helmet usage in snow sports throughout the U.S., the number of fatalities resulting from…
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Omer Mei-Dan, MD, offers a video perspective on the International Extreme Sports Medicine Annual Congress

July 1, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan, MD, offers a perspective on the International Extreme Sports Medicine Annual Congress and shares the data…
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Active recovery can help young athletes after concussion

June 30, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Contrary to previous practices in which young athletes with concussions completely discontinued all activities for 2 weeks, a…
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Extreme sports accounted for millions of injuries in past 11 years

June 26, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Extreme sports have accounted for more than 4 million injuries in the past 11 years, with approximately 11% of those being…
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Knee of leading leg more likely to be injured during snowboarding

June 24, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. —  Snowboarders are significantly more prone to injuries to the knee in their leading leg than their trailing leg…
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Skiing, mountain biking have high risk for acute spine injury

June 23, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Sports are the third highest contributor to cervical spine injuries, with extreme sports posing the most significant risk to…
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Speaker: Basic hip exercises best for evaluating extreme sports athletes

June 17, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Basic hip exercises are likely to produce the best means to evaluate injuries in extreme sports athletes, according to a…