An athlete needs to return to his normal activity faster than the normal population. The aim of the hand surgeon is to achieve this goal while respecting the healing times of the tissues, under penalty of important sequelae that may lead to functional deficits or limitations in the years after the end of competitive activity.
The doctor who deals with sports pathologies must be aware of these potential sequelae.
Every sport, from basketball to volleyball, from free climbing to motorcycling, from rowing to contact sports and more, has its characteristics and therefore its injuries or problems. Furthermore, the same pathological situation may have different treatment indications and recovery times depending on the discipline performed.
A key role is also played by the therapist in the treatment of sports conditions as he directs the exercises, and constructs the necessary supports in accordance with sporting needs.