Medical Issues in Boxing, An Issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine

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For this issue on the medical aspects of the increasingly-popular sport of boxing, Dr. Barry Jordan, Director of the Brain Injury Program and Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in New York, has teamed up with Dr. Gerard Varlotta, Professor and specialist in pain management and injury prevention for NYU's departments of Joint Diseases and Rehabilitation Medicine. The Guest Editors have gathered a panel of leading experts on the subject, to cover topics such as medical safety in boxing, the role of the ringside physician, doping and drug use in boxing, facial and hand injuries in boxing, infectious disease in boxing, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437712766
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/30/2009
  • Series: Clinics: Orthopedics Series
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Mark D. Miller ix

Preface Gerard P. Varlotta Barry Jordan xi

Medical Safety in Boxing: Administrative, Ethical, Legislative, and Legal Considerations Michael B. Schwartz 505

Role of the Ringside Physician and Medical Preparticipation Evaluation of Boxers Michael Kelly 515

Cardiovascular issues in Boxing and Contact Sports Stephen A. Siegel 521

The Status of Doping and Drug Use and the Implications for Boxing Gary I. Wadler 533

Infectious Disease and Boxing Osric S. King 545

Brain Injury in Boxing Barry D. Jordan 561

Nonneurologic Emergencies in Boxing Domenic F. Coletta, Jr. 579

Eye Trauma in Boxing Anthony G. Curreri Gustavo Corrales 591

Disabling Hand Injuries in Boxing: Boxer's Knuckle and Traumatic Carpal Boss Charles P. Melone, Jr. Daniel B. Polatsch Steven Beldner 609

Rehabilitation of Orthopaedic and Neurologic Boxing Injuries Todd Lefkowitz Steven Flanagan Gerard Varlotta 623

Index 641

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