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SPORTS MEDICINE
CONCEPTS

THE DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
IN SPORT: THE ROLE OF THE
TEAM DOCTOR

BRIAN M. DEVITT, FRCS, MMEDSC, MD SOCIAL MEDIA HAS BECOME SO PERVASIVE
JOSEPH F. BAKER, MD
Sports Surgery Clinic in modern society that it is changing the way in which we interact with
Department of Orthopaedics one another. Athletes have embraced this new form of communication in
Santry, Dublin, Ireland order to connect with their fans and enhance their personal brands. Yet, social
media is not without its risks. Where injuries are concerned, an athlete can
JOSEPH F. BAKER, MD unwittingly divulge information that can not only affect his own value, but
PETER GOLJAN, MD also compromise his confidentiality and that of the team. Through these
Steadman Philippon Research Institute disclosures, the reputation and standing of the team physician may also
Vail, Colorado inadvertently be put at risk.

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