Bacterial sport-related Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIS): An ongoing problem among a diverse range of athletes

Justin J. Mitchell, J. Mark Jackson, Azam Anwar, Steven B. Singleton

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Abstract

» Skin and soft-tissue infections have become increasingly common in the sports world. Recent reports have shown that these infections are prevalent throughout all arenas of sport, and efforts to decrease colonization of bacteria and fungi are now essential for preventing the development of SSTIs. » Education on cleansing and hygiene are a vital part of this process, and, as such, the team physician and the team athletic trainers play an important role in the education of the athlete and all members of the athletic team. » The impact of SSTIs on individuals and the athletic team may be severe and have the potential for notable consequences, including loss of playing time, hospitalization, and even surgery. Continued efforts to better understand and to prevent the development of SSTIs are paramount.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere4
JournalJBJS reviews
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 17 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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