Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete

Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete

by Joseph Feinberg, Neil Spielholz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0736044906

ISBN-13: 9780736044905

Pub. Date: 09/03/2002

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

A thorough understanding of peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) is necessary for clinicians who manage the medical care of athletes and decide when an athlete may return to competition. This comprehensive, detailed text will help you identify PNIs in their earliest stages and prevent the complications that can develop when these injuries

Overview

A thorough understanding of peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) is necessary for clinicians who manage the medical care of athletes and decide when an athlete may return to competition. This comprehensive, detailed text will help you identify PNIs in their earliest stages and prevent the complications that can develop when these injuries are not diagnosed and treated correctly.

Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete, featuring contributions from leading sports medicine physicians, is aimed at teaching you the necessary skills for early recognition of neurological deficit as a result of sport injury. You'll gain an understanding of basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of neurologic injury and recovery; which PNIs are associated with what sport; and available diagnostic procedures, their limitations, and when they should be ordered.

Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete is designed to show you how to accurately diagnose PNIs and how to understand the difference between movements inherent in sport activities and movements resulting from injury. Part I of the book includes six chapters devoted to the anatomy, etiology, and diagnosis of PNIs that can affect athletes (including “industrial athletes”); and part II focuses on the prevention and rehabilitation of PNIs.

The text also provides information on

-physiology of nerve injury;

-regeneration and recovery;

-the role of electrodiagnostics in diagnosis and treatment; and

-the role of bracing, orthotics, and the biomechanical modifications in preventing injury and reinjury.
Helpful case reports are included in part I to illustrate how you can apply what you'll learn to real-life situations. In addition, tables listing innervations of peripheral muscles and joints act as ready references in discerning which muscles and nerves should be addressed during rehabilitation.

Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete is a comprehensive resource that will provide you with the necessary foundation for detection, diagnosis, management, and treatment of PNIs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736044905
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
09/03/2002
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments

Part I. Anatomy, Etiology, and Diagnosis

Chapter 1. Pathophysiology of Peripheral Nerve Injuries and the Role of Electrodiagnostics
Scott Nadler, DO, Joseph H. Feinberg, MD
Mechanisms of Nerve Injury
Classification of Nerve Injuries
Regeneration and Recovery of Nerve Function
Electrodiagnostic Testing
Conclusion
References

Chapter 2. Cervical Radiculopathies, Brachial Plexopathies, and the Burner Syndrome
Joseph H. Feinberg, MD, Neil Spielholz, PhD
Cervical Radiculopathies
Brachial Plexopathies
The Burner/Stinger Syndrome
Conclusion
References

Chapter 3. Proximal Upper-Extremity Nerve Injuries
Joseph H. Feinberg, MD, Jay Bowen, DO
Brachial Plexopathies
Spinal Accessory Neuropathy
Dorsal Scapular Neuropathy
Long Thoracic Neuropathy
Suprascapular Neuropathy
Axillary Neuropathy
Musculocutaneous Neuropathy
Conclusion
References

Chapter 4. Distal Upper-Extremity Nerve Injuries
Scott Nadler, DO
Median Nerve
Ulnar Nerve
Radial Nerve
Conclusion
References

Chapter 5. Lumbar Radiculopathies
Steve Geiger, MD, Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Anatomy
The Lumbar Degenerative Cascade
Key Clinical Findings and Diagnostic Tests
Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment
Stages of Rehabilitation
Conclusion
References

Chapter 6. Lower-Extremity Nerve Injuries
Lisa S. Krivickas, MD
Neuropathies of the Lumbar Plexus
Neuropathies of the Sacral Plexus
Conclusion
References

Part II Prevention and Rehabilitation

Chapter 7. General Principles of Peripheral Nerve Injury Rehabilitation
Brian A. Davis, MD
Rehabilitation Goals
Treatment Modalities
Treatment of Acute, Complete, Incomplete, and Chronic Injuries
Conclusion
References

Chapter 8. Rehabilitation of Upper-Extremity Nerve Injuries
Gerard A. Malanga, MD, Robert Savarese, MD
Median Nerve Injuries
Ulnar Nerve Injuries
Radial Nerve Injuries
Musculocutaneous Nerve Injuries
Axillary Nerve Injuries
Long Thoracic Nerve Injuries
Suprascapular Nerve Injuries
Conclusion
References

Chapter 9. Rehabilitation in Radiculopathies and Lower-Extremity Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Brian A. Davis, MD
Radiculopathy
Femoral Neuropathy
Obturator Neuropathy
Superior Gluteal Neuropathy
Inferior Gluteal Neuropathy
Tibial Neuropathy
Peroneal Neuropathies
Sciatic Neuropathy
Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Neuropathy
Saphenous Neuropathy
Sural Neuropathy
Medial and Lateral Plantar Neuropathies
Digital Neuropathies
Pudendal Neuropathy
Conclusion
References

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