Analgesia after herniotomy in a paediatric day unit

B A Smith, S E Jones
1982 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Comment Based on this sample, an estimated 3 % of all entrants were sufficiently incapacitated by a training injury to prevent them from running, and an estimated 59% of all runners suffered some ill effects. These were severe enough to warrant medical care in only a trivial proportion of cases, however, and had little effect on working or social life. The race organisers advised entrants on how to prepare for the race. The small numbers of casualties occurring during the race (see our
more » ... ing paper) and the relative unimportance of the after effects suggest that they took heed of the advice. Older and more experienced runners were least affected. The increased opportunities that exist to compete in open-entry marathons means that the numbers with previous experience is growing. Even fewer problems before, during, and after the race should result.
doi:10.1136/bmj.285.6353.1466 fatcat:oqkeyvozgvdnraurlzdd2b7k3a