Recently, electronic sports (eSports) became one of the growing forms of new media due to the wide diffusion of games and online technologies. Even if there is still a debate about the definition and characterization of eSports, eAthletes train heavily, compete in tournaments, must abide by competition, association, and governing body rules, just like all other athletes. Furthermore, as in any other competitive discipline, there can be injuries. Aberrant sitting posture, repetitive movements, screen vision, prolonged playing hours, and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to several medical hazards in musculoskeletal, ophthalmology, neurological, and metabolic systems. Moreover, several cardiovascular changes occur in eAthletes. This paper aims to explore the different injuries that can occur in a professional eAthlete, suggesting how every high-level gamer could benefit from a pre-participation evaluation and a correct injury prevention strategy.

The eSports medicine. Pre-participation screening and injuries management—an update / Rossoni, Agostino; Vecchiato, Marco; Brugin, Erica; Tranchita, Eliana; Adami, PAOLO EMILIO; Bartesaghi, Manuela; Cavarretta, Elena; Palermi, Stefano. - In: SPORTS. - ISSN 2075-4663. - 11:2(2023), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/sports11020034]

The eSports medicine. Pre-participation screening and injuries management—an update

Agostino Rossoni;Eliana Tranchita;Paolo Emilio Adami;Elena Cavarretta
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Recently, electronic sports (eSports) became one of the growing forms of new media due to the wide diffusion of games and online technologies. Even if there is still a debate about the definition and characterization of eSports, eAthletes train heavily, compete in tournaments, must abide by competition, association, and governing body rules, just like all other athletes. Furthermore, as in any other competitive discipline, there can be injuries. Aberrant sitting posture, repetitive movements, screen vision, prolonged playing hours, and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to several medical hazards in musculoskeletal, ophthalmology, neurological, and metabolic systems. Moreover, several cardiovascular changes occur in eAthletes. This paper aims to explore the different injuries that can occur in a professional eAthlete, suggesting how every high-level gamer could benefit from a pre-participation evaluation and a correct injury prevention strategy.
2023
cardiovascular prevention; eAthletes; eGames; eSports; electronic sport; injury prevention; sports medicine
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The eSports medicine. Pre-participation screening and injuries management—an update / Rossoni, Agostino; Vecchiato, Marco; Brugin, Erica; Tranchita, Eliana; Adami, PAOLO EMILIO; Bartesaghi, Manuela; Cavarretta, Elena; Palermi, Stefano. - In: SPORTS. - ISSN 2075-4663. - 11:2(2023), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/sports11020034]
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