What do we mean by the term "inflammation"? A contemporary basic science update for sports medicine Academic Article uri icon


  • Most practicing sports medicine clinicians refer to the concept of "inflammation" many times a day when diagnosing and treating acute and overuse injuries. What is meant by this term? Is it a "good" or a "bad" process? The major advances in the understanding of inflammation in recent years are summarised, and some clinical implications of the contemporary model of inflammation are highlighted.

publication date

  • June 1, 2004