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Primum non nocere\”, ce qui veut dire ne pas nuire, et pourtant, cette règle fondamentale de médecine est régulièrement bafouée, surtout dans le tennis”,”text”:”La première règle du serment d’Hippocrate est \”Primum non nocere\”, ce qui veut dire ne pas nuire, et pourtant, cette règle fondamentale de médecine est régulièrement bafouée, surtout dans le tennis”}}”>The first rule of the Hippocratic oath is:Prime non nocere “which means no harm, yet this basic rule of medicine is regularly violated, especially in tennis.The sports doctor who was called answered at his home in France.

In tennis we talk frankly about offside. There are two types of treatment that are carried out. An anesthetic injection to numb the pain and a cortisone injection to reduce inflammation. In some cases, injections are made by mixing the two, which has nothing to do with ethics. Because the rule that we should usually follow is treatment and recovery. In case of infiltration, the injury is exacerbated. This is nonsense!

Jean-Pierre de Mondenard is disgusted with this position as a sports doctor, but also as an advocate and protector of sports ethics. He does not hesitate to denounce these breakthroughs, which he describes as sports doping.

He says tennis hacks appeared in the 1970s. We can take the example of Bjorn Borg. During Wimbledon, he sustained an abdominal injury while on duty. Well, throughout the tournament, which he was destined to win, he was given a daily injection. This had tragic repercussions after that.

As for Stan Wawrinka, who was subjected to infiltration for two years. We had to operate on him once, but the operation failed because the affected part of his body had been subjected to a lot of anesthesia in the past. His ordeal lasted three long years. We must not forget Rafael Nadal, who had to stop his career several times due to injuries, and above all how he put them to sleep and did not really treat them.

Epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, They are very common infections of the elbow in tennis, and are often treated with corticosteroids, but frequent injections expose you to infection. Especially tendon ruptures. Medicine has a good back when it comes to justifying these hacks, but it’s sports doping! »

Quote from Jean-Pierre de Mondenard, doping expert

The body screams and we say shut up.

There are many responsible for this widespread practice in tennis, according to the international sports doping expert, first and foremost the International Tennis Federation and the World Anti-Doping Agency. The former tolerates the use of infiltrations and the AMA has removed anesthetics from the list of prohibited products since 2005He said.

He adds that we must not forget the player’s entourage. All these people are paid according to the score. So what does it matter if the body has to suffer more injuries.

The French doctor believes that tennis, as well as other sports in which we continue to practice injections such as football, basketball or rugby, should follow the example of the International Cycling Union, which has ruled on offsides since June 2011.

UCI regimens i.e. glucocorticoid injections. It is noted that the administration of corticosteroids by general methods, in the form of injections, is prohibited. Out of respect for medical ethics, it imposes on the runner a mandatory 48-hour rest period. So when there are races on stage, he has to retire until he fully recovers. The MPCC imposes an eight-day layoff on its riders.

Jean-Pierre de Mondenard worries about the future of young people entering the professional circle.

Calendars are getting crazy. The corpses could no longer continue. We put evil to sleep, but the wound is always there. The body screams and we say “Shut up!” »

Quote from Jean-Pierre de Mondinard

It still doesn’t make sense to allow athletes to just inject themselves back into the game. Young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz must know that the drug makes the sensors sleep, but by continuing to play, the other members will also get injured and aggravated, beyond repair.

He never went into hiding after getting offside during the Madrid Championship. This is also the reason why he may have skipped Rome. But not by forcing repeated injections that he will heal his body.

Carlos Alcaraz admitted to using offside in the Madrid Championship.

Photo: Associated Press/Manu Fernandez

I remember these epic duels between French cyclist Cyril Guimard and Belgian Eddie Merckx, adds Jean-Pierre de Mondenard. To support the infernal rhythm imposed by the Belgian, Cyril received daily infiltrations. Two days after the end he was barely on his feet and had to be helped to hold onto his bike! He said towards the end of his career that it was the worst thing he did, as he mortgaged parts of his body for the rest of his life. The young Alcaraz should think twice.

Jean-Pierre de Mondenard appeals to common sense and above all respect for morals.

When we use offside, we expose the body to more injuries. This is not a drug! I repeat, we swear the Hippocratic oath, but in the name of what, victory? Which victory? Concludes.

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