Sports Medicine Simplified

Sports Medicine Simplified

by Dr. David Geier
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Sports Medicine Simplified by Dr. David Geier

In Sports Medicine Simplified, you will quickly learn the meanings of hundreds of sports injuries and treatments to keep you performing at your best

If you're an athlete, a parent or coach of an athlete, or a healthcare professional treating athletes and active people, Sports Medicine Simplified can help you understand even the most complex sports and exercise injuries.

Have you ever wondered what a syndesmosis injury is? Even if you know that it is often called a high ankle sprain, do you know what that description actually means, and why it is important for return to play? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death among athletes, but what is it, and what are the symptoms? In Sports Medicine Simplified, Dr. Geier explains these terms - and many more - in short descriptions that you can understand.

Dr. David Geier, a leading orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert, receives thousands of questions from people all over the world through his sports medicine platform, including his blog, podcast, newspaper column, and more.

"So many people don't know if they should see a doctor after they get hurt exercising or playing sports. Or they see a doctor but still don't know what they should do. Most of the time, they just don't understand what some of these fancy medical terms mean. An older tennis player might be told he needs hyaluronic acid injections in his knee, but he has no idea what these treatments are or how they work. A female runner might be asked to undergo a nuclear bone scan for leg pain, but she doesn't know why she needs it when she already had x-rays taken. I hope that Sports Medicine Simplified does just what it says - to make complex sports medicine concepts simple for anyone who exercises, plays sports, or works with people who do."

Sports Medicine Simplified is a terrific resource for quick, easy-to-understand information on sports injuries, injury treatments, and medical terms.

In Sports Medicine Simplified, you'll find:

* Hundreds of definitions for almost every term used in sports medicine, using language that any athlete, parent, coach, or active person can understand
* Photographs of common injuries suffered in sports and exercise
* X-rays, MRIs, and surgical images and captions to help demonstrate the injuries and treatments
* Easy-to-navigate organization to help you find any term you need quickly - Search by body part, category, or alphabetical order. Click on links within the definitions to learn about related terms.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148242253
Publisher: Dr. David Geier Enterprises, LLC
Publication date: 01/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

I'm an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. I aim to provide you leading commentary and education on injury treatment and prevention to keep you performing at your best.

I started writing articles on my blog,, in 2010 as a hobby. My goal at the time was simple: I wanted to share sports medicine and wellness information in easy-to-understand language for athletes, parents, coaches, and other healthcare providers. The blog quickly became a forum where readers could share questions and ideas.

Quite unexpectedly, I discovered that I have a true passion for communicating this information. Despite long hours in clinic and surgery, I came home excited to open my laptop and write. That passion has created opportunities I never anticipated. I now write a regular column for The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, produce a weekly sports medicine podcast, and write for many publications and websites.

I recently started my own practice after spending eight years as Director of MUSC Sports Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. At the time of this writing, I serve as Chairman of the public relations committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. I serve on the outreach committee for the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, the publications committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Sports Medicine Evaluation committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Professional and elite athletes provide an amazing opportunity to work with individuals with unmatched strength, speed, and ability. I have served as Chief Tournament Physician for the Family Circle Cup women's professional tennis tournament and head team physician for the Charleston Battery professional soccer team. I have also served as a physician for USA Rugby and the U.S. women's national soccer team during their appearances in Charleston. In my sports medicine fellowship, I worked with the medical teams who provided care for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.

People often ask me why I chose sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery as a career. The answer is simple. I love seeing the joy on my patients' faces when I tell them that they can return to their sport or exercise. Fitness and sports are not just important for physical health. They are often a huge part of the lives and happiness of people of all ages.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an outpatient physical therapist and I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Very informative and useful tool for all health care professionals. Will also serve as a great resource for educating patients. Fun to navigate and easy to read.