medical screening

medical screening

a preventive measure used to identify potential or incipient disease at an early, usually asymptomatic stage, which allays progression and allows treatment. Screening can identify and stratify risk in sport, but the potential benefits must be balanced against the resultant anxiety and the fact that some conditions identified may not be treatable. Routine, organized screening in sport in the UK is uncommon: boxing is an exception with compulsory pre-fight medical examinations and annual CT scanning. Screening is more common in the USA and Italy. In some sports it is compulsory when participants reach a certain level. Screening normally consists of a musculoskeletal assessment (to identify muscle imbalance, degree of flexibility, muscle strength, previous injury, biomechanical abnormalities, etc.) and testing for iron deficiency anaemia in female athletes. Cardiac screening seeks to identify abnormalities which increase the risk associated with participation in sport (especially that of sudden death); this includes a medical questionnaire (personal and family history, symptoms, etc.), clinical examination, ECG and echocardiography. Population screening in sport is indicated and cost-effective when a condition is relatively common, easily identifiable and treatable.
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