Lesions to the hand and wrist are common sequelae of athletic endeavors but remain a poorly understood area of sports related healthcare. While both the public, and athletes themselves, understand to some degree the common injuries to say, the knee, the upper limb injury is rarely mentioned within these circles. The goal of ISSPORTH is to educate athlete, trainer and physician alike about the nuances of athletic hand and wrist injuries.
Late recognition of these traumatic injuries can cause irreversible deficit that could permanently impair an athlete's level of competition. While some injuries may be well tolerated in the general public, a simple ligament tear of the wrist can quickly lead a tennis athlete, or gymnast , to premature retirement from their livelihood, or passion. By increasing understanding of the nature and prevalence of these common problems, members of ISSPORTH and other hand surgeons can improve communication between the athlete's medical support base. This can lead to improved recognition and treatment of the injury, with occasional need to refer the care to the subspecialist.
The understanding of orthopedic issues has greatly increased within the athletic world. ISSPORTH aims to further that knowledge by focusing on a little mentioned area of anatomy; the hand and wrist.
This application has the goal to help athletes and doctors to get in contact with members of ISSPORTH, anywhere in the world
International Society for Sports Traumatology of the Hand
Via Milanese 300,
20099 Sesto San Giovanni
Phone: +39 02 2420 9476
Fax: +39 02 2420 9308