Medical Clearance for Desert and Land Sports, Adventure, and Endurance Events

Peter E. Sedgwick, George C. Wortley, Justin M. Wright, Chad Asplund, William O. Roberts, Saif Usman

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Endurance events are increasing in popularity in wilderness and remote settings, and participants face a unique set of potential risks for participation. The purpose of this article is to outline these risks and allow the practitioner to better guide the wilderness adventurer who is anticipating traveling to a remote or desert environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-424
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 8 2015


  • Wilderness medicine
  • adventure racing
  • desert
  • endurance events
  • environmental medicine
  • hyponatremia
  • preparticipation
  • spelunking
  • triathlon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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