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4th Edition

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine For The Primary Care Practitioner

ISBN 9780367787707
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
868 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

GENERAL PRINCIPLES. Evidence-Based Medicine in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine. Epidemiology. Role of the Team Physician. Ethical Considerations for the Sports Medicine Provider. Legal Aspects of Sports Medicine. Preparticipation Examination. Physical Activity Counseling and Exercise Prescription. FUNDAMENTALS. Bone. Cartilage. Muscle Injury. Ligaments. Nerve Injury. Bursae. Exercise Physiology. Sports Nutrition and the Athlete. Human Growth and Development. CLINICAL ASSESSMENT. History and Physical Exam. Sports Medicine Radiology for the Primary Care Provider. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Common Laboratory Findings in an Athlete. Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography. Exercise Testing. Compartment Pressure Testing. Neuropsychological Testing in Concussion. Footwear Considerations in the Athlete. Gait Analysis. Maximal Aerobic Capacity. INJURY MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION. General Approach to Musculoskeletal Overuse Injury. Medications and Substances. Injections. Injury Management and Rehabilitation: Principles of Rehabilitation—Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Sports Injuries. Fractures and Dislocations. Splinting and Casting. Mass Participation Event Coverage. On-Field Emergencies. Injury Prevention. Protective Equipment. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Sports Medicine Physician. Strength and Conditioning. REGIONAL CLINICAL PROBLEMS. Head Injuries. Oral-Maxillofacial Injuries. Cervical Spine. Sports Injuries: The Shoulder. Elbow and Forearm Injuries. Hand Injuries. Wrist Injuries. Lumbar Spine Injuries. Hip and Pelvis. Thigh Injuries. Knee Injuries. Sports Injuries: The Lower Extremity—The Ankle. Foot Injuries. MEDICAL ISSUES IN SPORTS MEDICINE. Cardiovascular Considerations in the Athlete. Pulmonary Considerations in the Athlete. Dermatology. Gastrointestinal Problems in Training and Competition. Genitourinary Considerations in the Athlete. Hematologic Concerns in the Athlete. Allergic Diseases in Athletes. Infectious Disease and Athletes. Neurological Disorders in the Athlete. Rheumatology. Environmental Injuries and Illness. Young Athlete. Female Athlete. Older Athlete. Disabled Athlete. Athlete with Chronic Illness. APPENDIXES. 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. Glossary. SCAT3TM Sport Concussion Assessment Tool, 3rd Edition.


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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