Winter Sports Medicine Handbook

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Overview

For anyone concerned with the prevention and treatment of cold-weather athletic injuries and medical problems, the Winter Sports Medicine Handbook is the ideal quick reference. Covering the full range of ice and snow sports, this portable guide is handy, authoritative, and perfect for on-the-spot treatment advice for nearly every possible situation-from frostbite, sprains, and strains--to fractures and other traumatic injuries. Look inside for--

  • A unique, sport-specific table to assist diagnosis and treatment, and point you to expanded information within the text
  • Comprehensive chapters on snow sports such as alpine, telemark, cross-country, and freestyle skiing; snowboarding; and biathlon
  • Complete coverage of ice sports-everything from curling, figure skating, and speed skating, to hockey, bobsledding, and luge
  • Practical advice for management of medical conditions including skin conditions, hypothermia, frostbite, and more
  • Physiology, biomechanics, and history of each sport
  • Performance enhancement in winter sports
  • Special coverage of cold-weather cardiopulmonary physiology

An invaluable resource for anyone involved in winter sports--whether as medical professional, coach, trainer, or athlete--Winter Sports Medicine Handbook should be an integral part of your "tool kit."

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Scott Paluska, MD (University of Illinois College of Medicine)
Description: This handbook addresses a broad range of medical and musculoskeletal problems encountered during snow and ice-based activities. Relevant topics in cardiac physiology, pulmonary pathophysiology, cold injuries, and doping are also covered.
Purpose: The book is intended to help clinicians diagnose and treat numerous conditions experienced by winter sports athletes. Helpful background, historical, and epidemiological information about the individual sports is included. The book integrates medical and orthopedic issues well. Two well-referenced sections address relevant cardiac and pulmonary considerations. The editors have attempted to capture the breadth of winter activities and generally succeed.
Audience: The handbook is intended for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers who work with athletes participating in winter sports. The authors also hope that coaches and athletes may benefit from the book, but the concise, outline-based format will likely challenge nonclinicians. The authors include several leaders in the field from medical and surgical disciplines.
Features: The book contains 15 chapters that are primarily devoted to individual sports. Selected chapters also address cardiac physiology, pulmonary pathophysiology, cold-induced injuries, and biochemical doping. A quick reference guide at the beginning of the book lists prominent medical and musculoskeletal issues in a brief, tabular format. An appendix listing selected dosages for corticosteroid and anesthetic injections is also included. Illustrations, figures, and images are of average quality and sparingly used. Some sections are more completely referenced than others, and certain winter sports such as mountaineering and climbing have been omitted.
Assessment: This is a welcome addition to the field of sports medicine and nicely covers many issues related to winter sports. The up-to-date and practical book will be especially useful for those who treat winter athletes. Busy clinicians will find the expanded outline format helpful, but may need to consult additional sources for more detailed information.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071412094
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/16/2004
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 1.01 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James L. Moeller, M.D., Chief, Division of Sports Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, MI

Sami F. Rifat, M.D.,Division of Sports Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, MI

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Table of Contents

1 Cardiac physiology 1
2 Pulmonary pathophysiology 27
3 Cold injury 61
4 Doping 81
5 Alpine skiing 97
6 Snowboarding 125
7 Freestyle skiing 163
8 Telemark skiing 185
9 Cross-country skiing 197
10 Biathlon 217
11 Ice hockey 233
12 Figure skating 295
13 Speed skating 333
14 Sliding sports 369
15 Curling 393
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