Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete

A Clinical Guide

  • Vonda J. Wright
  • Kellie K. Middleton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Science of Musculoskeletal Aging and the Benefits of Being a Masters Athlete

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vonda J. Wright
      Pages 3-8
    3. Vonda J. Wright, Emily Zhao
      Pages 17-24
    4. Jeff Lucchino, Kellie K. Middleton
      Pages 31-43
    5. Mitchell S. Fourman, Jay V. Kalawadia, James Bradley
      Pages 59-74
  3. Common Injuries in Masters Athletes, Treatment Considerations, and Return to Sports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Nicole A. Friel, Drew A. Lansdown, Brian J. Cole
      Pages 77-88
    3. Vonda J. Wright, Philip Zakko, Edward Chang, Kellie K. Middleton
      Pages 89-93
    4. Brent Schultz, Robert J. Goitz
      Pages 135-142
    5. Monique C. Chambers, Dukens LaBaze, Jesse Raszeswki, MaCalus V. Hogan
      Pages 143-153
    6. Chinedu Nwasike, Paul Hong, Joon Y. Lee
      Pages 155-163
  4. Thriving as a Masters Athlete

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Michael J. O’Malley, Brian A. Klatt
      Pages 167-182
    3. Christopher L. McCrum, Kellie K. Middleton
      Pages 183-193
    4. Dukens LaBaze, Jared Anthony Crasto, Kellie K. Middleton
      Pages 195-203
    5. Philip Zakko, Ron DeAngelo
      Pages 205-211
    6. James Irvine
      Pages 213-216
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-225

About this book


This unique text focuses exclusively on the ever-growing population of aging and masters athletes, both professional and amateur, presenting both operative and nonoperative management strategies for the range of sports-related injuries. The book is thematically divided into three sections. Part I describes the science of musculoskeletal aging and the benefits of remaining active as we age, including proper nutrition, supplements and medical therapies and adjuvants. Injuries common to the masters athlete are presented in part II, from the upper and lower extremities to the hips and spine, with special considerations for these injuries and treatments noted. Recommendations for how to thrive as a masters athlete comprise the final section, including return to sport, injury prevention and exercise as medicine.

An ideal resource for clinicians who treat active adults who won't slow down, Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete is a compilation of clinical, technical and research approaches aimed at keeping active people moving, returning them to sport rapidly and durably and protecting them from a sedentary lifestyle.


Aging athlete Anti-aging drug Core strengthening Exercise Injury prevention Longevity Masters athlete Mental stamina Musculoskeletal aging Nutrition Performance enhancing drug Return to sport Sports injury Total body change

Editors and affiliations

  • Vonda J. Wright
    • 1
  • Kellie K. Middleton
    • 2
  1. 1.UPMC Center for Sports MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16222-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16223-2
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