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Film and TV injuries – What are the most common?


What sort of injuries are most common in film and tv? Do film stars suffer just like us? This article will provide you with information on the most common injuries in the film industry.

When treating dancers or stage performers ankle injuries are the number one type of injury that we see?

What are the most common types of injuries that we see on a day-to-day basis when working in film and television?

Here are the top three most common film and TV injuries:

  1. Ankle injuries. So, when treating dancers or stage performers this is the number one type of injury that we see. We’re dealing with ankle injuries which range from ligament injuries to more complex injuries like fractures or dislocations. Some of the injuries will be referred and some will be dealt with in-house.
  2. Knee injuries. These injuries are really common because of the complexity, although it’s generally seen as a very simple joint, damage to the ligaments around the knee can cause injury. Also, the cartilage around the knee can be damaged. It’s really important to get a clear diagnosis, to be able to move forward with rehab.
  3. Wrist injuries. These are common for stage performers, depending on the type of dancing they do. Wrist injuries are really important to deal with very quickly, because it may be a performer who lifts people. It may be breakdancers who use their hands and wrists on the floor to perform artistic moves on a regular basis. However, the type of injuries that you see where people damage their wrists are usually related to the ligaments and tendons around the wrist. So, this is the main cause of wrist injuries that we see on a regular basis.

Take a look at our video on it created by Stephen Makinde

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