Medical Evaluation for Exposure Extremes: Cold

Jessie R. Fudge, Brad L. Bennett, Juris P. Simanis, William O. Roberts

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Risk of injury in cold environments is related to a combination of athlete preparedness, preexisting medical conditions, and the body's physiologic response to environmental factors, including ambient temperature, windchill, and wetness. The goal of this section is to decrease the risk of hypothermia, frostbite, and nonfreezing cold injuries as well as to prevent worsening of preexisting conditions in cold environments using a preparticipation screening history, examination, and counseling. Cold weather exercise can be done safely with education, proper preparation, and appropriate response to changing weather conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-436
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 8 2015

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© 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc and Wilderness Medical Society.


  • Hypothermia
  • cold
  • exercise
  • frostbite
  • injury prevention


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