A survey of injuries among broadway performers: Types of injuries, treatments, and perceptions of performers

Randolph W. Evans, Richard I. Evans, Scott Carvajal

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations

Abstract

A retrospective survey was performed of 168 dancers and 151 actors appearing in 10 Broadway productions and 13 Broadway touring companies. In current productions, lower extremity injuries were the most common for the dancers (56.8% of the injuries) and the actors (37.8%). A majority of the performers consulted nonphysician health care providers. Strains/sprains were the most common diagnoses for all the performers. Worker's compensation claims were not field for most injuries. The performers cited a variety of hazards of stages and sets. The results of this first survey of injuries among Broadway performers may be useful for physicians who practice performing arts medicine. The study may also help to stimulate additional concern and research in the medical and theatrical communities about injuries and their prevention involving other professional, amateur, and student performers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Problems of Performing Artists
Volume11
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 31 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History and Philosophy of Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A survey of injuries among broadway performers: Types of injuries, treatments, and perceptions of performers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this