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‘Overdiagnosis’ in sports medicine? FAI for example? The great Ray Moynihan (‘Selling sickness’)

‘Overdiagnosis’ in sports medicine? FAI for example? The great Ray Moynihan (‘Selling sickness’)

Over-diagnosis, over-treatment and industry influence. Surely not in sports medicine?

Ray Moynihan is an internationally renowned contributor in the battle to limit any inappropriate influence of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and technology companies on good clinical practice.

He shares his concerns about the role of drug/implant companies but also argues that clinicians may well be contributing to suboptimal care – almost subconsciously. This is relevant for conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The issue of ‘preventive’ surgery to prevent future arthritis in currently pain-free hips is a massive issue in sports medicine of course. How do we know which patients need this treatment?

Enjoy this podcast from a voice outside BJSM’s traditional network of physiotherapists, physicians, massage therapists, clinicians working with active people.

When we planned the podcast, Ray Moynihan said he didn’t know about sport but I think you’ll agree that what he offers is hugel

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