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From The CriticsReviewer: James L Moeller, MD (Private Practice)
Description: This book covers the common sports medicine issues encountered in the adolescent population. It is written in standard textbook format, organized by anatomic region.
Purpose: It is intended as a practical guide for physicians who care for adolescent athletes. While the book certainly discusses many of the common injuries, with a focus on musculoskeletal injuries, it could focus more on the aspects that make the adolescent population truly unique compared to the young pediatric and young adult populations.
Audience: This will be a helpful book in the libraries of pediatric and family medicine residents interested in sports medicine as well as sports medicine fellows. It may also be helpful for orthopedic surgery residents and fellows, although there is no discussion of surgical techniques.
Features: Contributors to the book include many recognized experts in the field and the editors are well known for their contributions to sports medicine. The book covers the main injuries encountered by sports medicine physicians who care for adolescent athletes. The sections on the elbow and lower leg sections are particularly well done. More radiographs and other figures would have been helpful. The size of the figures, as dictated by the size of the pages, often makes the images difficult to interpret.
Assessment: In general, this is very good book, comparable to other books in this field.