editore: McGraw-Hill Medical
'!an excellent guide for any practitioner, whether he or she is a specialist or a primary care doctor, as all physicians are now seeing sport injuries in increasing numbers, due to the changing scene in medicine' - From the Foreword to the first edition. 'one of the most comprehensive reference guides dedicated to the injuries of the athlete! ...A must-have for any sports medicine professional!' - online review. 'All healthcare professionals treating injured athletes will find this handbook invaluable and comprehensive. As interest grows among healthcare providers in the care of the injured athlete, a reference such as this is essential for easy access in all medical kits and physician offices' - Doody, reviews of first edition.Compact, yet surprisingly complete, this handy resource covers the relevant anatomy, diagnostic considerations, management, complications, and prevention of the most common sports injuries seen in daily practice. Written by the leading experts in their respective fields, it also offers practical discussions on other important topics including drugs and ergogenic aids, muscle training and conditioning, endurance training, and much more.This book is efficiently organized first by anatomical area, then by sport - everything from dance to snowboarding.
It provides insight into the cause of injuries as a result of a specific sport, so that treatment can be tailored to that injury. It features the latest techniques in rehabilitation, bracing, conditioning, and physiotherapy. Images and useful line drawings allow you to visualize and organize the information presented. It includes handy guidelines for return to play, pitfalls to avoid, and much more. It provides a brief list of operations, with potential benefits, risks, and alternatives, aids decision-making on patient management and/or specialist intervention.