Feb 10, 2017

Recovery Window

With Sports Medicine as a medical specialism, Simon is often the point of reference for athletes with intense shoulder and knee injuries. The Hippocratic Post and Athletics Weekly magazine recently published Mr Moyes’ expert advice that stressed, after having visited a GP, the injured patient should be referred to a specialist within a two-week window to avoid further complications and ensure a smoother, efficient recovery.

“Not enough adults are aware of the ‘two week referral window’”, says Simon.

“Acute soft tissue injuries of the knee can frequently be underestimated in an A&E setting where they may only be investigated with X-rays, yet they do represent a serious injury, and urgent referral is required for an appropriate assessment.”

He continues, “Delayed referrals, unknown diagnoses and lack of appropriate guidance for patients can lead to long-term complications.”

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