Soligard, T., Steffen, K., Palmer, D., Alonso, J. M., Bahr, R., Lopes, A. D., …Engebretsen, L. (2017). Sports injuries and illnesses in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic summer games: A prospective study of 11 274 athletes from 207 countries. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-097956. ISSN 0306-3674
Objective: To describe the pattern of injuries and illnesses sustained during the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, hosted by Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August2016.
Methods: We re...
Cooper, D., Batt, M., Scammell, B. & Palmer-Green, D. (2017). Preventative risk factors for osteoarthritis in Great Britain's Olympians. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 51(4), 307. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-097372.64. ISSN 0306-3674
Cooper, D., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E. & Palmer-Green, D. (2016). The prevalence and factors associated with knee pain in Great Britain's Olympians aged 40 years and older. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 24(Sup.1), S212-S213. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.01.413. ISSN 1063-4584
Purpose: affecting approximately one in four adults over the age of 40 years in the UK, knee pain is the most common presenting feature of osteoarthritis (OA). Despite the ple...
Cooper, D. J., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E. & Palmer-Green, D. (2016). Great Britain's Olympians with generalised joint hypermobility have a higher prevalence of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 24(Sup. 1), S218. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.01.421. ISSN 1063-4584
Purpose: Individuals with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) are reported, in the clinical setting, to be at greater risk of developing musculoskeletal related joint pain, ...
Palmer-Green, D., Batt, M. E. & Scammell, B. E. (2016). Simple advice for a simple ankle sprain? The not so benign ankle injury. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 24(6), 947-948. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2015.12.019. ISSN 1063-4584
Palmer-Green, D. (2015). Epidemiology of Sports Injuries and Illnesses. In ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1-4. (4th). Wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-77752-7, 978-1-118-77751-0
• Sports injury and illness epidemiology research is continuing to
• Study design and methods can influence the conclusions made
• The definition of injury/illne...
Loosemore, M., Lightfoot, J., Palmer-Green, D., Gatt, I., Bilzon, J. & Beardsley, C. (2015). Boxing injury epidemiology in the Great Britain team: a 5-year surveillance study of medically diagnosed injury incidence and outcome. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 49, 1100-1107. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-094755. ISSN 0306-3674
Objectives: there has been no comprehensive injury
report of elite-level amateur boxers in competition and
training. We reviewed injuries in training and
competition in the Gr...
Soligard, T., Steffen, C., Palmer-Green, D., Aubry, M., Grant, M., Meeuwisse, W., …Engebretsen, L. (2015). Sports injuries and illnesses in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 49, 441-447. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094538. ISSN 0306-3674
Background: systematic surveillance of injuries and
illnesses is the foundation for developing preventive
measures in sport.
Aim: to analyse the injuries and illnesses that oc...
Palmer-Green, D., Stokes, K., Fuller, C., England, M., Kemp, S. & Trewartha, G. (2014). Training activities and injuries in English youth academy and schools rugby union. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 43, 475-481. doi:10.1177/0363546514560337. ISSN 0363-5465
Background: all rugby training activities carry an injury risk, but in the training environment these injury risks should be more controllable than during matches.
Palmer-Green, D. & Elliott, N. (2014). Sports injury and illness epidemiology - Great Britain Olympic Team (TeamGB) surveillance during the Sochi 2014 winter Olympic games. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 49, 25-29. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094206. ISSN 0306-3674
Background: sports injury and illness surveillance is the
first step in injury and illness prevention, and is important
for the protection of both athlete health and performan...
Engebretsen, L., Soligard, T., Steffen, K., Alonso, J. M., Aubry, M., Budgett, R., …Renström, P. A. (2013). Sports injuries and illnesses during the London Summer Olympic Games 2012. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 47(7), 407-414. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092380. ISSN 0306-3674
Background The Olympic Movement Medical Code encourages all stakeholders to ensure that sport is practised without danger to the health of the athletes. Systematic surveillanc...
Vanhegan, I. S., Palmer-Green, D., Soligard, T., Steffen, K., O'Connor, P., Bethapudi, S., …Engebretsen, L. (2013). The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games - an analysis of usage of the Olympic Village ‘Polyclinic’ by competing athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 47(7), 415-419. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092325. ISSN 0306-3674
Background The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games involved 10 568 elite athletes representing 204 competing nations. To manage the varied healthcare needs of this diver...
Palmer-Green, D. S., Stokes, K. A., Fuller, C. W., England, M., Kemp, S. P. T. & Trewartha, G. (2013). Match injuries in English youth academy and schools rugby union, an epidemiological study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 41(4), 749-755. doi:10.1177/0363546512473818. ISSN 0363-5465
Background - Numerous injury epidemiology studies have reported injury patterns in senior rugby union, but investigations in youth rugby are limited.
Purpose - To describe the...
Palmer-Green, D., Fuller, C., Jaques, R. & Hunter, G. (2012). The Injury/Illness Performance Project (IIPP): A Novel Epidemiological Approach for Recording the Consequences of Sports Injuries and Illnesses. Journal of sports medicine. 2013, 1-9. doi:10.1155/2013/523974. ISSN 2314-6176
Background. Describing the frequency, severity, and causes of sports injuries and illnesses reliably is important for quantifying the
risk to athletes and providing direction ...
Palmer-Green, D., Thomas, H., Danny, H., Chris, P., Kay, R., Rod, J. & Glenn, H. (2014, April). An epidemiological study of injury and illness in the British Skeleton Squad 2009 -2013. Poster presented at IOC International Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport, Monaco
Background Injury and illness prevention can have not only
athlete health benefits but also potential positive performance
gains in elite sport. Valid injury/illness surveilla...
Palmer-Green, D., Burt, P., Jaques, R. & Hunter, G. (2014, April). Epidemiological study of injury in British cycling: 2011-2013. Poster presented at IOC International conference on prevention of injury and illness in Sport, Monaco
Background Prevention of injury in elite sport can have not only athlete health benefits but also potential positive performance gains. As the first step towards prevention, v...
Palmer-Green, D., Brownlow, M., Hopkins, J., Eley, J., Jaques, R. & Hunter, G. (2014, April). Epidemiological study of injury and illness in Great Britain short-track speed skating. Poster presented at IOC International Conference on prevention of injury and illness in sport, Monaco
Background Prevention of injury and illness in elite sport can have not only athlete health benefits but also potential positive performance gains. As the first step towards p...
Palmer, D., Trewartha, G. & Stokes, K. (2011). Epidemiology of injuries within English youth rugby union. Twickenham, England: Rugby Football Union
Executive Summary. The aim of this research was to determine the rate, severity, type and cause of injuries in English academy and schools (16-18 year olds) rugby union. A two...
World Olympians Association
The World Olympians Association (WOA), as part of the International Olympic Committee, would like to find out more about the musculoskeletal issues faced by retired athletes. What the main issues are ...
Scottish Rugby Union
Sports team coaching and support staff face a regular challenge to provide optimal player workloads in order to elicit positive development and performance adaptations, while at the same time minimisi...
Enduro World Series
Enduro World Series (EWS) Injury/Illness Performance Project - surveillance study
Arthritis Research UK
This is an Arthritis research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis funded research project collaboration between the University of Nottingham (lead) and Edinburgh Napier University. The s...