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Brief Narrative: An Orthopedic Surgeon's Experience as a Boxing Team Doctor

Aman Hooda

Keywords : Sports, Sports injuries, Sports medicine

Citation Information : Hooda A. Brief Narrative: An Orthopedic Surgeon's Experience as a Boxing Team Doctor. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2020; 54 (4):241-243.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1373

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The experience of an orthopedic surgeon selected to be the doctor of the Indian boxing team is presented, right from the news of getting selected for the post till the arrival back to India with the championship trophy. The preparedness prior to joining was very different, due to limited exposure to sports medicine protocols, which are different from orthopedics. The team expectations were different, and the Doctors’ expectations were different, but as the days went by, bonds strengthened, and a mutual understanding developed, leading to the doctor becoming an integral part of the Indian boxing team. The coaches were receptive and open to my suggestions to improve the performance of the players. This was a learning experience for both the team players, management and coaches, and the orthopedic surgeon who accompanied them as a team doctor.


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