The Adolescent Athlete

A Practical Approach

  • Lyle J. Micheli
  • Laura Purcell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Laura Purcell, Lyle J. Micheli
    Pages 1-7
  3. Rehabilitation and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Michelina C. Cassella, Kathleen Richards
      Pages 11-28
    3. Diego Jaramillo, Vernon M. Chapman
      Pages 29-41
  4. Anatomic Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Laura Purcell
      Pages 45-63
    3. Pierre d’Hemecourt, Jessica Flynn Deede
      Pages 65-86
    4. Merrilee Zetaruk
      Pages 87-112
    5. Hamish Kerr, Brady Bowen, Deborah Light
      Pages 113-133
    6. Nathaniel Cohen, Treg Brown
      Pages 135-155
    7. Anthony Luke, Margaret Lo, Marc R. Safran
      Pages 157-178
    8. Praveen G. Murthy, Donald S. Bae
      Pages 179-210
    9. Jason H. Nielson, Tyler J. Kent
      Pages 211-229
    10. Michelle McTimoney
      Pages 231-254
    11. Angela D. Smith
      Pages 255-274
    12. John P. Batson, Mark D. Locke
      Pages 275-308
  5. Lyle J. Micheli, Laura Purcell
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-364

About this book


Now in a revised and updated second edition, this practical text on the adolescent athlete provides penetrating insights into musculoskeletal care for growing athletes. Chapters are logically organized by anatomical region and are written by experts in the field, focusing on improved clinical decision-making and addressing both chronic and acute injuries in addition to congenital conditions. Fundamentals, including basic anatomy, physical examination, and patient history, are covered in detail, with emphasis on the recognition of injury patterns unique to adolescent athletes. User-friendly tables are incorporated to assist with diagnosis. Prevention, patient management, and clinical pearls are each outlined, and return-to-play guidelines are highlighted. 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.

Intended for sports medicine physicians, primary care physicians, orthopedists, physiotherapists and athletic trainers, this second edition of The Adolescent Athlete: A Practical Approach continues to be a sought-after resource for all who aim to improve the musculoskeletal health of active children and adolescents.


Adolescent athlete Cervical spine injury Concussion Diagnositic imaging Elbow injury Foot and ankle injury Hand and wrist injury Knee injury Pelvic injury Return to play Shoulder injury Sports rehabilitation Traumatic head injury Thoracic spine injury Thoracoabdominal injury Youth athletic development

Editors and affiliations

  • Lyle J. Micheli
    • 1
  • Laura Purcell
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Sports MedicineBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56187-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56188-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-266X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2678
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