Scott A. Rodeo, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and co-chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, is one of the 30 health-care professionals chosen to protect the health of the U.S. Olympic team. His blog, Perspectives from an Olympics Team Physician in Beijing, is an interesting inside look at the latest medical issues happening with our team in China.
On the medical side, I have kept busy treating gastrointestinal upset and traveller’s diarrhea. This is rather common (almost expected) in new environments with changes in food, water, etc. I have also been busy accompanying our athletes during the drug testing process. Both urine and blood samples are being analyzed. The top 5 finishers in each event are tested, as well other random athletes. I am there to ensure that the protocols are followed very carefully.