What should contain a sports medical examination preparticipation

Written by: Dr. César Quesada de la Gala
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

The sports pre-participation medical examination should be mandatory in every recreational athlete periodically, as well as in any professional or non-professional athlete with high demands at the start of each season of activity. The fact of carrying out said previous study would allow to avoid injuries during the exercise.


Tests of sports medical recognition according to the level of the athlete

The sports medical examination should include different tests, which will be made more complete progressively depending on the level and degree of exigency of the athlete, as well as whether he is professional or not.

1) Basic medical recognition. This type of recognition should include:- Very careful personal and family history- Cardiovascular recognition- Respiratory recognition- Osteomuscular exploration- Joint examination that includes, at least, upper and lower limbs, and rachis- Mandatory basal electrocardiogram


2) Medical recognition for athletes with high physical demands without the need to be professionals. In this second level the medical study should include, necessarily:- Cardiological screening performed during normal physical activity with methods such as the cardiological screening of the Nuubo system- Biomechanical exploration of the march- Cineanthropometric exploration that accompanies a nutritional assessment


3) Medical recognition for athletes with high demands. At this level, a more extensive muscular and skeletal exploration should be carried out by the expert physician in Sports Medicine, which would include radiological examinations such as musculoskeletal ultrasound and a muscular screening system such as the tithomyography.. This technique will assess, in a localized manner, each muscle group and the differences of contralateral limbs and the same leg.

All these tests must be done with the aim of avoiding any type of incident or injury of the athlete during physical activity.




*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. César Quesada de la Gala
Sports Medicine

Specialist in Sports Medicine, the prestigious Dr. Quesada is an expert in sports Traumatology and high sports performance. Dr. Quesada de la Gala has more than a decade of experience and is the current medical director of Sport Clinic Ripoll and Prado and head of the medical service of Elche CF

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Master in High Performance Sports, has participated as a specialist in various congresses of Sports Medicine. He combines his work with teaching, being a professor of Advanced Echography Course of ECOSERMEF and speaker of the Master's Degree in Sports Traumatology, taught at the Catholic University of San Antonio de Murcia.

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