Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine For The Primary Care Practitioner, Fourth Edition

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine For The Primary Care Practitioner, Fourth Edition


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Primary care practitioners are often the first medical professionals to see patients after an injury, making it critical for them to stay up to date on the latest developments in sports medicine.

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Practitioner contains the most current information on major topics in sports science and clinical medicine. It is a valuable resource for primary care physicians and allied health professionals who practice, teach, and hold specialty certifications in sports medicine and related fields.

The book discusses key concepts related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries. This edition adds new sections on pro-inflammatory treatments, field-side acupuncture, and brief musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as a new chapter on wellness and video illustrations of important musculoskeletal maneuvers at

The book follows the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT), which addresses the quality, quantity, and consistency of evidence. It recommends levels of patient-oriented evidence to assist physicians in their diagnoses. Also included is a link to videos that demonstrate important musculoskeletal maneuvers used in sports medicine.

As exercise and sports move beyond the realm of leisurely activity to a necessary component of good health, this book has become an important resource for all those involved in sports medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482220117
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/09/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 866
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Edited by

Richard B. Birrer, MD, MPH, CEO and president, eMD LLC; and professor of medicine, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, professor and chair, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Shawn F. Kane, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Table of Contents


Evidence-Based Medicine in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine

Steven D. Stovitz and Ian Shrier

Stephen W. Marshall and Mitchell J. Rauh

Role of the Team Physician
Christopher J. Sardon, Anthony I. Beutler, and John H. Wilckens

Ethical Considerations for the Sports Medicine Provider
Christopher E. Jonas and Ralph P. Oriscello

Legal Aspects of Sports Medicine
Lauren M. Simon

Preparticipation Examination
Jennifer J. Gayagoy, Katherine Walker Foster, and James B. Tucker

Physical Activity Counseling and Exercise Prescription
Mark B. Stephens


Nathaniel S. Nye

Richard D. Quattrone

Muscle Injury
Michelle E. Szczepanik and Christopher D. Meyering

Blair A. Becker

Nerve Injury
Yaowen Eliot Hu and Thomas Howard

Korin Hudson and B. Elizabeth Delasobera

Exercise Physiology
Joshua S. Sole and Jonathan T. Finnoff

Sports Nutrition and the Athlete
Jonathan M. Scott and Patricia A. Deuster

Human Growth and Development
Daniel H. Blatz and Arthur Jason De Luigi


History and Physical Exam
Anthony I. Beutler and Bradley S. Havins

Sports Medicine Radiology for the Primary Care Provider
Leslie H. Rassner, R. Kent Sanders, and Ulrich A. Rassner

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Sean W. Mulvaney

Common Laboratory Findings in an Athlete
Collin G. Hu and Shawn F. Kane

Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography
Jason Friedrich and Venu Akuthota

Exercise Testing
Russell D. White and George D. Harris

Compartment Pressure Testing
Kristen L. Slappey and Marvin H. Sineath, Jr.

Neuropsychological Testing in Concussion
Andrea L. Pana

Footwear Considerations in the Athlete
Jay Dicharry and Patrick J. Depenbrock

Gait Analysis
Donald Lee Goss, Robert Alan Whitehurst, and Sean N. Martin

Maximal Aerobic Capacity
Selasi Attipoe and Patricia A. Deuster


General Approach to Musculoskeletal Overuse Injury
Francis G. O’Connor, Robert P. Wilder, and Robert P. Nirschl

Medications and Substances
Scott Flinn

Christopher J. Lutrzykowski and Robert B. Stevens

Injury Management and Rehabilitation: Principles of Rehabilitation—Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Sports Injuries
Robert M. Barney Poole and Leigh E. Palubinskas

Fractures and Dislocations
Ronald E. Bowers, Jr.

Splinting and Casting
Jason B. Alisangco, Chad A. Asplund, and Holly J. Benjamin

Mass Participation Event Coverage
Scott W. Pyne

On-Field Emergencies
Meghan F. Raleigh

Injury Prevention
Sarah De La Motte, Peter Lisman, and Christopher J. Sardon

Protective Equipment
Melissa L. Givens

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Sports Medicine Physician
Wayne B. Jonas, Erika S. Reese, and Anthony I. Beutler

Strength and Conditioning
Scott E. Young


Head Injuries
Robert Hayes and Joel L. Shaw

Oral-Maxillofacial Injuries
Charles W. Webb and Sean C. Robinson

Cervical Spine
Barry P. Boden and David A. Levin

Sports Injuries: The Shoulder
Kenton H. Fibel, Osric S. King, and Brian C. Halpern

Elbow and Forearm Injuries
Shawn F. Kane, James H. Lynch, and Francis G. O’Connor

Hand Injuries
Yaowen Eliot Hu, Fred H. Brennan, and Thomas Howard

Wrist Injuries
Yaowen Eliot Hu, Fred H. Brennan, and Thomas Howard

Lumbar Spine Injuries
Kenneth Bielak and Erik Berger

Hip and Pelvis
Peter H. Seidenberg and Michael Sirota

Thigh Injuries
Peter C. Wenger and Richard Levandowski

Knee Injuries
Jesse DeLuca and Jillian Sylvester

Sports Injuries: The Lower Extremity—The Ankle
Richard B. Birrer and Jesse DeLuca

Foot Injuries
Jeffrey B. Roberts, David Rupp, and Michael J. Petrizzi


Cardiovascular Considerations in the Athlete
Francis G. O’Connor and Ralph P. Oriscello

Pulmonary Considerations in the Athlete
Carrie A. Jaworski and Scott Repa

Rodney L. Thompson and Kenneth B. Batts

Gastrointestinal Problems in Training and Competition
David L. Brown and Alain Michael P. Abellada

Genitourinary Considerations in the Athlete
Nicholas A. Piantanida

Hematologic Concerns in the Athlete
William B. Adams

Allergic Diseases in Athletes
David L. Brown, Linda L. Brown, and Alain Michael P. Abellada

Infectious Disease and Athletes
Mark D. Harris

Neurological Disorders in the Athlete
Gayan P. Poovendran and Joel L. Shaw

Kevin deWeber and Brian Lowell

Environmental Injuries and Illness
Brian V. Reamy and Douglas J. Casa

Young Athlete
Sally S. Harris and Andrew J.M. Gregory

Female Athlete
Rochelle M. Nolte and Jacqueline S. Lamme

Older Athlete
Ted Epperly and Todd Palmer

Disabled Athlete
James H. Lynch and Richard B. Birrer

Athlete with Chronic Illness
Karl B. Fields, Timothy Ryan Draper, Zachary Smith, and Evan Corey

Sports Medicine Resource Guides

Types of Sports

Sports and Sports Medicine Organizations

Medical Supplies and Equipment

Injury Surveillance and Prevention Organizations

Sports Classification

Therapeutic Exercises for the Injured Athlete


SCAT3TM Sport Concussion Assessment Tool, 3rd Edition

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