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

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

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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 - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Wounds and Injuries
Sprains and Strains
Therapeutics
Workers' Compensation
Art
Health Personnel
Biomedical Research
Lower Extremity
Medicine
Surveys and Questionnaires
Performer
Broadway
Students
Physicians
Dancers
Healthcare
Touring
Amateur
Performing Arts
Appearings

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A survey of injuries among broadway performers : Types of injuries, treatments, and perceptions of performers. / Evans, Randolph W.; Evans, Richard I.; Carvajal, Scott C.

In: Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1996, p. 15-19.

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