In That’s Gotta Hurt, the orthopaedist David Geier shows how sports medicine has had a greater impact on the sports we watch and play than any technique or concept in coaching or training. Injuries among professional and college athletes have forced orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers to develop new surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation techniques, and prevention strategies. In response to these injuries, sports themselves have radically changed their rules, mandated new equipment, and adopted new procedures to protect their players. Parents now openly question the safety of these sports for their children and look for ways to prevent the injuries they see among the pros. The influence that sports medicine has had in effecting those changes and improving both the performance and the health of the athletes has been remarkable. Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike. That’s Gotta Hurt is a fascinating and important book for all athletes, coaches, and sports fans.
|Publisher:||University Press of New England|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
DR. DAVID GEIER holds board certifications in both orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. He serves as publications chair for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine as well as the Communications Council chair for its board of directors. Previously, he was the director of sports medicine at an academic medical center in Charleston, South Carolina. He now serves as the medical director of sports medicine at East Cooper Regional Medical Center outside Charleston.
Table of Contents
Introduction • Joan Benoit: The Advent of Arthroscopic Surgery • Bernard King: Return to Elite Sports after ACL Injury • Hines Ward: Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Orthobiologics in Orthopaedic Surgery • Phillip Hughes: Use of Protective Equipment in Sports • Marc Buoniconti: Catastrophic Cervical Spine Injuries in Football • Sarah Burke: The Dangers of Extreme Sports • Dave Duerson: Long-Term Brain Damage in Football • Sam Bowie: Medical Evaluation and Clearance of Athletes to Play • Michael Jordan: Return-to-Play Decisions in Sports • Hank Gathers: Sudden Cardiac Deaths and Universal Screening • Korey Stringer: Exertional Heat Stroke • Brandi Chastain: Prevention of ACL Injuries • Tommy John: Tommy John Surgery and Youth Baseball Injuries • Conclusion • Acknowledgments • Notes • Index • About the Author
What People are Saying About This
“I was blessed to have a long career in the NBA, and my doctors and athletic trainers played a huge role in keeping me on the court. I saw firsthand how important sports medicine was to helping basketball players at every level recover from injuries and play longer than the guys before us. AsThat's Gotta Hurtshows, we still have work to do to keep the young kids who dream of playing in the pros one day healthy.”
“That’s Gotta Hurt examines some of the emerging treatments that aim to help all of us recover from injuries that used to end our careers. It’s a must-read if you love to exercise or play sports!”
“That’s Gotta Hurt is a fascinating journey that explores the surgeries, rule changes, and other efforts that sports and sports medicine have adopted in response to injuries in order to keep athletes healthy and performing at top levels.”