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doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181df8ff5
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Rodeo Medicine: Considerations in Event Coverage

Young, Eliot J.; Markey, Keith L.

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Abstract

Rodeo is an increasingly popular but dangerous sport, with injury rates higher than any other sport. While there are several organizations that oversee many of the rodeo competitions in the U.S., most events are non-sanctioned. Several factors contribute to the risk for injury, and medical coverage is usually volunteer-based. This article describes the common events that occur in most rodeo competitions, highlights the injuries most often documented in rodeo injury reporting, and suggests guidelines for preparation of medical coverage of a typical rodeo event.

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