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Sports medicine and the physiology of wheelchair marathon racing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7454242     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the past three decades, wheelchair sports have become an international reality. Disabled athletes are exercising their right to accept the challenges and risks taken by able-bodied athletes. Marathon racing over a 26-mile, 385-yard course is the latest and most strenuous of the wheelchair athletic events. The small amount of available research data on wheelchair sports has been summarized, as well as some relevant data from exercise physiology studies on able-bodied subjects. Physicians and other health professionals who work with disabled people should be knowledgeable about the risks and benefits of wheelchair sports. Much more basic research is needed to improve the safety, training techniques, and performance of wheelchair athletes.
P J Corcoran; R F Goldman; E F Hoerner; C Kling; H G Knuttgen; B Marquis; B C McCann; A B Rossier
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Orthopedic clinics of North America     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0030-5898     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1980 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-17     Completed Date:  1981-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0254463     Medline TA:  Orthop Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-716     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / etiology
Body Weight
Capillaries / anatomy & histology
Dehydration / physiopathology
Energy Metabolism
Glycogen / metabolism
Hypothermia / prevention & control
Muscles / anatomy & histology,  blood supply
Oxygen Consumption
Paraplegia / physiopathology*
Sports Medicine*
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