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Sports Injuries

29 September 2008

The right way to use a stretcher

If someone with a neck or spinal injury, or a leg fracture, is handled incorrectly, further injury can be sustained. Here's how to do it the right way.

Moving a person with a serious neck or spinal injury is a delicate process that should only be practised under professional supervision.

Proper stretcher use

 

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Adrian Rotunno is a medical doctor in the Sports & Exercise Medicine fellowship at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, and qualified physiotherapist. Team physician for Dimension Data pro-cycling, and Boland Rugby. Special interests include endurance sport, in particular cycling, as well as contact sports.

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