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Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis – That’s a scary word to start my first Director’s blog with, but that word and the occur-rence of rhabdomyolysis (“rhabdo” for short) in a cluster of 13 football players at the University of Iowa on Jan. 25 encapsulate so much of what Sports Medicine is about. Rhabdo is a condition where a lot of muscle is broken down and leads to some extreme endpoints like brown-urine and potential kidney-damage.

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