Dr. Babak Shadgan, Assistant Professor at UBC Department of Orthopaedics, presented the findings of two studies related to sports injuries in Olympic Games at 2021 IOC (International Olympic Committee) World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport in Monaco during 25–27 November.
The studies (225 Wrestling injuries during the Tokyo 2020 olympic games and 190 Referees can prevent injuries in wrestling; an experience from the 2018 youth olympic games) show how modifying sports regulations to eliminate dangerous actions can prevent musculoskeletal injuries in sports. Dr. Shadgan also presented details and analysis of sports injuries that occurred during wrestling competitions of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
One good example of modifying sports regulations to prevent injuries in sports is banning the dangerous headlock technique in Olympic Styles Wrestling, which has prevented spine and neck injuries in wrestlers during the last four years.— Babak Shadgan, Assistant Professor at UBC Department of Orthopaedics
About Babak Shadgan
Dr. Babak Shadgan is a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia (UBC), a faculty member at the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering, and a principal investigator at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), where he is directing the Clinical Biophotonics Laboratory.
- Shadgan B, Szabolcs M, Elena A, et al 225 Wrestling injuries during the Tokyo 2020 olympic games British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021;55:A88.
- Shadgan B, Konstantinou L, Molnar S 190 Referees can prevent injuries in wrestling; an experience from the 2018 youth olympic games British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021;55:A74.