LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2017) – The most exciting two minutes in sports brings horses, jockeys, celebrities and more from across the country and around the world to Louisville, Kentucky every year. While reporters and guests focus on big hats, bow ties, silks and mint juleps researchers at the University of Kentucky are interested in injuries.
One of the many benefits of a campus like UK’s is the ability to work across disciplines and specialties on research. So, when a physician at Keeneland approached Dr. Christian Lattermann about documenting jockey injuries Lattermann asked Dr. Carl Mattacola to work on the project with him, in partnership with the Jockeys’ Guild, to establish and grow a registry that can be utilized to look at injuries among professional jockeys.
Since 2006 Lattermann and Mattacola have had the opportunity to work on numerous projects together. They join us this week on Behind the Blue to discuss those projects, including their work with the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute, or SMRI.
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