TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN MSK / SPORTS MEDICINE
The increase in Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) due to a growing population, whether sports related or simply as a result of the normal aging process, is creating a significant burden on the health system. All MSD combined, caused 21.3% of the total years lived with disability globally. The result – more patients with limited mobility and dexterity problems, leading to early retirement from work, reduced accumulated wealth and reduced ability to participate in social roles.
Our elite sporting club partners FC Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid work with us to further understanding of the prevention and management of sports related injuries using leading edge medical imaging in the elite athlete environment, that supports accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment regimens to maximize performance. Leveraging this knowledge, in combination with the use of readily available imaging technology, clinical skills and experience, together Canon Medical Systems and our partners will develop knowledge and techniques allowing the medical fraternity to support sport enthusiasts to maximize their sporting enjoyment, whether
amateur or professional, young or not so young.