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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Chris A. Klenck, M.D., Pharm.D.(University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Description: This comprehensive book covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses commonly encountered by young athletes. Numerous illustrations, images, and tables enhance the information.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide pediatricians and other primary care physicians who care for adolescents with detailed information about common athletics injuries and illnesses. The book does an outstanding job of describing the etiology, presentation, evaluation, and treatment of various problems, providing a quick and valuable resource for practitioners.
Audience: The book is written primarily for pediatricians or other primary care physicians who care for younger athletes. However, it is also provides sufficient detail to be a good resource for sports medicine physicians and other sports medicine providers. The authors contribute a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Features: A diverse discussion of athletic injuries and illnesses characterizes the book. Growth and development, preparticipation examinations, and organ-specific conditions are covered well. Acute and overuse injuries comprise the remainder of the book and are organized by anatomical location. Finally, excellent appendixes cover bracing, splinting, injections, rehabilitation, and common medications. Valuable tables, charts, illustrations, and images are used throughout the book.
Assessment: This is a well organized, comprehensive book that will prove useful to any primary care physician who treats younger athletes. The detailed discussions of common problems supplemented by numerous illustrations and tables will simplify the often challenging task of caring for this demanding patient population.