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This book summarises current knowledge and evidence for a variety of clinical problems encountered by Sports Physicians and others involved with active patients.

It is a compilation of chapters by authors with authority and experience in their chosen field. In addition to management of common clinical problems, this book will attempt to provide the reader with the evidence for exercise and sport related to primary and secondary prevention of common problems such as osteoarthritis and diabetes mellitus.

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Reviewer:Anthony Joseph Ewald, M.D.(Indiana University School of Medicine)
Description:Each of the 30 chapters in this book correlates with a clinically relevant sports medicine-related question that various authors seek to answer using currently available medical evidence. It is an updated revision of the original 2002 edition.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide clinicians in sports medicine with answers to commonly encountered questions by reviewing the most current medical literature. Given the expanding emphasis on, and availability of, evidence-based sports medicine, this is an extremely worthwhile goal..
Audience:The book is written for practitioners in the field of sports medicine. The editors are credible authorities and the authors work in various areas in sports medicine (e.g. orthopedic surgery, primary care, physiotherapy, epidemiology, emergency medicine, etc.).
Features:The 30 chapters are grouped into six sections: prevention, acute injury, chronic conditions, injuries to the upper limb, injuries to the groin and knee, and injuries to the lower leg. The questions are relevant to the clinical practice of most any sports medicine practitioner. Some examples include whether or not sports injuries really can be prevented and how to best diagnose and treat spondylolysis in the athlete. The authors then explain their search methods and present the findings in both text and summarized table format. Each chapter ends with a conclusion and summary of key messages. The material is then reviewed with a set of multiple choice questions, essay questions, and case studies. This format provides the reader easy access totake-home points. By the editors' own admission, this is not a comprehensive reference. The precise question/answer-based research methods make the literature searches both accurate and relevant, but also limit the scope of the content. Many topics in sports medicine are not included or have no current high-level evidence to present.
Assessment:This book offers a unique, high quality presentation of current clinical evidence in sports medicine. It updates the 2002 edition, while placing more emphasis on injury prevention and refining literature search techniques. Expanded methods of self-review for the reader are also implemented. The precise question investigated in each chapter makes the resultant literature search findings more accessible and relevant, but also limits the scope content. The expanding body of available evidence in sports medicine justifies the publication of this new edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727915849
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/10/2002
  • Series: Evidence-Based Medicine Series , #26
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 578
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Domhnall MacAuley Visiting Professor, Faculty of Life and Health Science, University of Ulster, Ireland; Specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine; Assistant Editor BMJ
Thomas Best Professor and Pomerene Chair in Family Medicine, Chief, Division of Sports Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Table of Contents

Contributors     viii
Preface     xiv
Prevention     1
Is it possible to prevent sports and recreation injuries? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, with recommendations for future work   Jennifer M. Hootman     3
Evidence-based preparticipation physical examination   Peter J. Carek     18
Does stretching help prevent injuries?   Ian Shrier     36
What effect do core strength and stability have on injury prevention and recovery?   Bryan Heiderscheit   Marc Sherry     59
Do foot orthoses prevent injury?   Karl B. Landorf   Anne-Maree Keenan     73
Who should retire after repeated concussions?   Paul McCrory     93
What recommendations should be made concerning exercising with a fever and/or acute infection?   Christopher A. McGrew     108
Should you play sport with a congenital or acquired abnormality of a solid abdominal organ?   Abel Wakai   John M. Ryan     120
What type of exercise reduces falls in older people?   M. Clare Robertson   A. John Campbell     135
Is there a role for exercise in the prevention of osteoporotic fractures?   Gladys Onambele-Pearson     167
Acute injury     187
What is the role of ice in soft-tissue injury management?   Chris Bleakley   Domhnall MacAuley     189
Compression   Andrew Currie   Matthew W. Cooke     208
NSAIDs and pain management in sports   Weiya Zhang     222
Chronic conditions     241
Benefits of regular exercise in the treatment and management of bronchial asthma   Felix S.F. Ram   Joanna Picot     243
What is the role of exercise in the prevention of back pain?   Joanne Dear   Martin Underwood     257
How should you treat spondylolysis in the athlete?   Christopher J. Standaert   Stanley A. Herring     281
Injuries to the upper limb     301
How evidence-based is our examination of the shoulder?   Anastasia M. Fischer   William W. Dexter     303
How effective are diagnostic tests for the assessment of rotator cuff disease of the shoulder?   Jeremy Lewis   Duncan Tennent     327
How should you treat an athlete with a first-time dislocation of the shoulder?   Marc R. Safran   Fredrick J. Dorey   Duncan Hodge     361
Are corticosteroid injections as effective as physiotherapy for the treatment of a painful shoulder?   Danielle van der Windt    Bart Koes     391
How should you treat tennis elbow? An updated scientific evidence-based approach   Alasdair J.A. Santini   Michael J. Hayton   Simon P. Frostick     418
Injuries to the groin and knee     435
How reliable is the physical examination in the diagnosis of sports-related knee injuries?   Anthony Festa   William R. Donaldson   John C. Richmond     437
What is the optimal treatment of acute anterior cruciate ligament injury?   Graham Bailie   Ian Corry     453
What is the most appropriate treatment for patellar tendinopathy?   Jill L. Cook   Karim M. Khan     476
How do you treat chronic groin pain?   Peter A. Fricker   Greg Lovell     491
Injuries to the lower leg     511
How evidence-based is our clinical examination of the ankle?   C. Niek van Dijk     513
Can we prevent ankle sprains?   Roald Bahr     519
How should you treat a stress fracture?   Kim Bennell   Peter Brukner     538
What is the best treatment of subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon?   Deiary Kader   David J. Deehan   Nicola Maffulli     562
How to manage plantar fasciitis    Gerald Ryan     586
Multiple-choice question answers     602
Index     603
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