Current Topics In Musculoskeletal Medicine: A Case Study Approach / Edition 1

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This complete and comprehensive new text addresses unique individual c ase studies that can be used in the classroom for student athletic tra iners to understand Subjective History, Injury Mechanism, Clinical Exa mination, Diagnostic Imaging, Operative Treatment, Rehab Treatment, Pr ogression to Return to Athletic Activity, and Objective Clinical Findi ngs/Outcomes. The user-friendly case studies are comprehensive in scop e, covering injuries that occur to the Head, Neck & Spine, Shoulder, E lbow, Wrist & Hand, Knee, and Foot & Ankle. The last section of the bo ok covers cases demonstrating critical issues essential to the success ful practice of athletic training, such as malpractice, sexual harassm ent, and ethical considerations.

This complete and comprehensive text addresses unique individual case studies that can be used in the classroom for student athletic trainers to understand subjective history, injury mechanism, clinical examination, diagnostic imaging, operative treatment, rehab treatment, progression to return to athletic activity, and objective clinical findings/outcomes. The user-friendly case studies are comprehensive in scope, covering injuries that occur to the head, neck and spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, knee, and foot and ankle. The last section covers cases demonstrating critical issues essential to the successful practice of athletic training, such as malpractice.

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For athletic training students and professionals, presents thorough information about musculoskeletal injuries in athletes. Case studies detail the mechanisms of injury and differential diagnosis, and consider treatment and rehabilitation, including the latest surgical techniques. Also included are documented outcomes such as strength and range of motion, along with a timeline for returning to athletic activity, and subjective outcomes as conveyed by athletes. Includes b&w radiographs, magnetic resonance images, and schematic drawings. The editors are affiliated with the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556424342
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Athletic Training Library Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark DeCarlo
Mark DeCarlo

Mark DeCarlo is an actor, comedian, TV and radio host, and voiceover artist. He is known as the voice of Hugh Neutron on Nickelodeon’s hit series, Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. Mark has regular guest spots on radio stations across America—most notably, in his hometown of Chicago on WGN Radio, with comedic food/travel segments. He hosted four seasons of the popular TV show Taste of America (2005–2008); his live show with chef Emeril Lagasse is moving from Atlantic City to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in 2010.

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Table of Contents

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Contributing Authors
Sect. 1 Head, Neck, and Spine
Ch. 1 Chronic Burner Syndrome in a High School Football Player 3
Ch. 2 C6 Fracture/Dislocation in a High School Football Player 9
Ch. 3 High School Track Athlete with Confirmed Diagnosis of Spondylolysis 11
Ch. 4 A Protocol for Conservative Treatment in Athletes with Lumbar Scheuermann's Disease 23
Ch. 5 Acute Subdural Hematoma in a High School Football Player 35
Sect. 2 Shoulder
Ch. 6 Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete Following Thermal-Assisted Anterior Capsulorrhaphy 41
Ch. 7 Posterior Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation in a Collegiate Football Player 51
Ch. 8 Arthroscopic Capsular Shift in a High School Athlete 61
Ch. 9 Rotator Cuff Tear in a Collegiate Football Player 69
Ch. 10 Open Anterocapsulolabral Reconstruction in Overhead Athletes 75
Ch. 11 Subscapularis Rupture Following an Anterior Capsular Reconstruction Surgery in a Competitive Wrestler 89
Sect. 3 Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
Ch. 12 Rehabilitation after Surgical Reconstruction of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow in a Baseball Player 101
Ch. 13 Adolescent Baseball Pitcher with Medial Elbow Pain and Diagnosis of Medial Epicondylitis 111
Ch. 14 Rehabilitation After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of a Displaced Intra-articular Metacarpal Head Fracture 119
Ch. 15 Management of a Scaphoid Fracture in a College Football Player 131
Ch. 16 Radial and Ulnar Fracture in a College Football Player 137
Ch. 17 Recurrent Elbow Instability in a Professional Football Player 141
Sect. 4 Knee
Ch. 18 Rehabilitation Program for Arthroscopic Monopolar Radiofrequency Treatment of a Posterior Cruciate Ligament Insufficiency 149
Ch. 19 Knee Dislocation in a Collegiate Track Athlete 159
Ch. 20 Combined Ligament Injuries with Peroneal Nerve Injury in a College Football Player 167
Ch. 21 OATS Procedure for an Osteochondral Lesion of the Patella 179
Ch. 22 Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using the Contralateral Autogenous Patellar Tendon: Separate Rehabilitation Programs for Each Knee 191
Sect. 5 Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg
Ch. 23 Ankle Sprain and Proximal Fibular Fracture in a Professional Football Player 207
Ch. 24 Medial Ankle Sprain: Deltoid Ligament Rupture in a Collegiate Athlete 217
Ch. 25 Displaced Distal Tibiofibular Fracture in a High School Football Player 221
Ch. 26 Acute Peroneal Tendon Dislocation in a Collegiate Baseball Player 227
Ch. 27 A Middle Distance Runner with Chronic, Bilateral, Multicompartment Syndrome 235
Ch. 28 Syndesmotic Ankle Sprain in an Elite High School Volleyball Player 245
Index 249
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