General Medical Considerations for the Wilderness Adventurer: Medical Conditions That May Worsen with or Present Challenges to Coping with Wilderness Exposure

Tracy A. Cushing, William O. Roberts, Peter Hackett, William W. Dexter, Jeff S. Brent, Craig C. Young, Jessie R. Fudge, Seth C. Hawkins, Thomas G. DeLoughery, Benjamin J. Thomas, Geoffrey C. Tabin, Leah E. Jacoby, Chad A. Asplund

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Participation in wilderness and adventure sports is on the rise, and as such, practitioners will see more athletes seeking clearance to participate in these events. The purpose of this article is to describe specific medical conditions that may worsen or present challenges to the athlete in a wilderness environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-403
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 8 2015



  • Preparticipation evaluation
  • chronic medical conditions
  • wilderness athlete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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