Head and Neck Injuries in Young Athletes

  • Michael O'Brien
  • William P. Meehan III

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. David Howell, William P. Meehan III
    Pages 1-12
  3. Emilie Dolan, Peter Kriz
    Pages 13-26
  4. Lisa M. G. Vopat
    Pages 27-38
  5. Andrew F. Miller, Andrea Stracciolini
    Pages 39-58
  6. Michael O’Brien, Purnima Bansal
    Pages 59-70
  7. Alex M. Taylor, Laura S. Blackwell
    Pages 71-84
  8. Kevin T. Huang, Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr, Ian F. Dunn
    Pages 85-103
  9. Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr, Mark R. Proctor
    Pages 105-118
  10. Kate Dorney, Rebekah Mannix
    Pages 119-127
  11. Preetha A. Kurian, Deborah I. Light, Hamish A. Kerr
    Pages 129-141
  12. Robert V. Cantu, Robert C. Cantu
    Pages 143-156
  13. Pierre A. d’Hemecourt, Courtney Gleason
    Pages 157-165
  14. James P. MacDonald, Jane P. Sando
    Pages 167-182
  15. Aparna Raghuram, Ankoor S. Shah
    Pages 183-191
  16. Mariusz Kajetan Wrzosek, David Alexander Keith
    Pages 193-217
  17. Marcus Robinson, Anthony Luke
    Pages 219-224
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 225-232

About this book


Providing the most current information on injuries to the head and neck sustained by young athletes, this practical text presents a thorough review of the complex and emerging issues for youths and adolescents involved in contact/collision sports. While concussions are among the most common injuries, fractures of the skull and facial bones and structural brain injuries can be serious and are discussed in chapters of their own, as are stingers and other cervical spine and cord issues and disease. Injuries to the eyes, ears and jaw are likewise examined. Prevention is a major theme throughout the book, as seen in chapters on protective head- and neckwear, transportation of injured players, and sideline response and return-to-play. Head and Neck Injuries in Young Athletes will be an excellent resource not only for orthopedists and sports medicine specialists treating growing athletes, but also specialists and team physicians who are on the scene at sporting events where these injuries may occur.


Cervical spine injury Concussion Facial injury Head and neck injury Youth sports injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael O'Brien
    • 1
  • William P. Meehan III
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Sports MedicineChildrens Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.The Micheli Center for Sports Injur WalthamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23548-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23549-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-266X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2678
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