About this book
The Adolescent Athlete: A Practical Approach offers keen insight into providing musculoskeletal care for growing athletes. Chapters are logically organized by anatomical region and are written by experts in the field who focus on improved clinical decision making. Intended for sports medicine physicians, primary care physicians, orthopedists, and athletic trainers, the text addresses both chronic and acute injuries in addition to congenital conditions. Fundamentals, including basic anatomy, physical examination, and patient history are covered in detail. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of injury patterns unique to adolescent athletes, and invaluable tables are incorporated to assist with diagnosis. Prevention, patient management, and referral are outlined. The user-friendly book also highlights return to play guidelines and includes summary pearls. To further facilitate comprehensive patient care, musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging and principles of rehabilitation are covered as well. Anatomical drawings, photos of examination maneuvers, and diagnostic images, such as x-rays and MRI scans, complete the text by illustrating key concepts. With its presentation of sought-after information and accessible format, this book is a welcome resource for those who want to improve the musculoskeletal health of active children and adolescents.