4th Edition

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine For The Primary Care Practitioner

ISBN 9781482220117
Published December 14, 2015 by CRC Press
866 Pages 316 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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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 www.crcpress.com/9781482220117.

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


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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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

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