경주 후, Lindholm said he needed a heat pack to thaw out his genital region and told media “When the body parts started to warm up after the finish, the pain was unbearable.”
폭스 뉴스로 신고, officials shortened the race from 50Km to 30Km and delayed the race to protect the competitors from potential frostbite due to the winter elements. The athletes wore their typical thin suits that offered little protection from the brutal temperatures and wind, 보고서에 따르면.
“You can guess which body part was a little bit frozen when I finished (the men’s Olympic 50km race) … it was one of the worst competitions I’ve been in. It was just about battling through,” Lindholm reportedly told Finnish media.
This was the second time this has happened to the skier, which raised questions among fans regarding how common of an injury is this with winter 운동 선수.
“While frostbite is not very common, any athlete participating in a cold-weather outdoor sport can be at risk. Some studies suggest that the risk may be as high as 20% for cross-country skiing,” 박사. Barbara M Chubak, MD, an assistant professor of the department of urology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, 폭스 뉴스에 말했다.
Chubak was not familiar with the skier’s case but told Fox News frostbite symptoms vary according to severity. “Frostnip, the skin feels cold/prickling and is red in appearance, soft to the touch. After rewarming, tissue returns to normal.” Chubak further explained that in more severe cases, as in superficial frostbite, the skin becomes pale and when rewarmed a stinging/burning sensation can occur followed by blisters and swelling that may occur for several days. 박사. Chubak told Fox News that in some severe cases of frostbite the skin at first feels numb and appears white or grey, then after rewarming, large blisters form and tissues turn black and may die.
박사. Jay T. Bishoff, MD, Director of Urology, Central Division, 의 Northwell Health’s The Smith Institute for Urology, in Lake Success, N.Y., was not part of the athlete’s medical team. He told Fox News, “With very thin performance athletic clothing worn during competitive skating, skiing and cross country skiing, they lack adequate insulation, exposing certain areas of the groin prone to frost bite.”
In cases of penile frostbite, skin damage can occur in that area, but it can typically heal itself the urologist told Fox News. The physician said in worst-case scenarios, sometimes a skin graft would be necessary to cover the affected skin in that area.
그만큼 내과 의사 explained to Fox News that those who do enjoy outdoor winter 스포츠 do not typically experience this type of injury. “These type of injuries are extremely uncommon in most non-competitive outdoor athletes because they usually wear insulated clothing,” Bishoff told Fox News.
“This area of the groin has a significantly healthy blood supply to the area and is not prone to frost bite and thermal injuries.” Bishoff added.
에 따르면 American Academy of Dermatology, frostbite can occur when the skin or the tissue beneath the skin freezes after being exposed to cold temperatures for a prolonged period. Depending on how long and how frozen the tissue, “frostbite can result in severe, sometimes permanent, 피해를 주다,” the organization’s website stated.
Physicians told Fox News, that frostbite is typically preventable by protecting your skin from cold-weather especially when the temperature falls below freezing. Health experts said frostbite in the private regions is no different.
Bishoff stressed to Fox News that frostbite of the penis can be prevented with warmer, insulated layers. The urologist suggested, “In future winter international games, coaches and trainers need to be more attuned to prevent this type of potential injury, with use of extra insulated layers to the groin.”