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Doody ReviewsReviewer: Chris A. Klenck, M.D., Pharm.D. (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Description: Covering all aspects of hip and pelvis injuries and treatments in athletes, this book methodically details the pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment options for the most common conditions seen in practice. Numerous images and illustrations assist in comprehension.
Purpose: Hip and pelvis injuries are becoming a more common complaint of athletes at all levels. The purpose is to provide in-depth coverage and understanding of the cause of injuries and the evaluation and treatment. By providing easy to understand text and multiple images and tables, the authors make an otherwise complicated subject easier to understand and manage.
Audience: The book is designed for both sports medicine and primary care physicians who often deal with patients with musculoskeletal complaints. In addition, any healthcare professionals involved in sports medicine, such as athletic trainers, will find the book a valuable resource. The authors provide a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Features: This well-organized and comprehensive book covers all important areas of hip and pelvis conditions. It starts with the physical examination of the hip and pelvis and progresses to diagnosis and treatment options. Chapters also cover special populations such as pediatric, disabled, and geriatric athletes. Each chapter starts with a case presentation and outlines clinical pearls to help illustrate concepts.
Assessment: This is a valuable contribution to the field of sports medicine. It provides a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of a complicated problem. Excellent images and illustrations help readers understand the material. This book will help enhance the practitioner's care of patients who present with hip and pelvis concerns.