This reader-friendly book takes a practical approach to caring for the adolescent athlete. Logically organized by joint, the book features experts in sports medicine that detail both chronic and acute injuries in addition to congenital conditions. It details fundamentals, including basic anatomy, joint examination, and patient history. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of injury patterns unique to adolescent athletes and tables are incorporated throughout to assist with diagnosis. In addition, coverage outlines prevention, management, and the orthopedist's perspective on referral. This book also highlights return to play guidelines and includes summary pearls. To further facilitate comprehensive patient care, diagnostic imaging and principles of rehabilitation are covered as well. Anatomical photos, x-rays, and MRI scans complete the text by illustrating key concepts.
Lyle J. Micheli, MD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on sports medicine, is an associate clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and director and co-founder of the Sports Medicine Division at Children’s Hospital Boston, which is internationally recognized for clinical care and research in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. Noted as an active clinician and teacher, Dr. Micheli presents at the AAOS, ACSM, and NATA. He has written more than 100 book chapters (contributor to Cole & Malek, Articular Cartilage Lesions) and has co-edited several titles, including the Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine, 2/e (Oxford, 1998, ISBN 0192627171) and The Sports Medicine Bible for Young Athletes (SourceBooks, 2001, ISBN 1570717109). Dr. Micheli serves on the editorial and advisory boards of more than 20 journals, including Spine and the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, and he has published more than 200 articles. Laura Purcell, MD, received her medical doctorate from McMaster University, one of the world’s leading evidence-based practice centers, and completed her pediatric residency at Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) and a sport medicine fellowship at Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic (Ontario). She is currently a primary care sport medicine physician at Fowler Kennedy and an emergency department consultant at the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario. Dr. Purcell is chair of the Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine Committee of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine and president of the Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine Section of the Canadian Pediatric Society. She has contributed to several publications, including Paediatrics & Child Health, Pediatric Emergency Care, and Paediatric Child Health. An active educator, Dr. Purcell has been invited to speak at symposiums held by the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine/Ontario Medical Association.