Spine Injuries in Athletes, 1st Edition

  • Andrew Hecht
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1496360273
  • ISBN-13: 9781496360274
  • DDC: 617.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Junior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Navigate the unique clinical issues involved in treating athletes who have spinal injuries. A team of peerless authorities in sports medicine share their unparalleled expertise in Spine Injuries in Athletes, published in partnership with the AAOS. This unique and practical clinical reference culls today’s best approaches for managing these injuries, optimizing function, and ensuring quick but safe return to play whenever possible.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors, 2016–2017.
Copyright Page.
Introduction and Overview of Cases.
1: The Epidemiology of Spine Injuries in Athletes.
2: Biomechanics of the Spine in Sports and Prevention Considerations.
3: Rehabilitation of Athletes After Spine Injury and Spine Surgery.
4: On-Field Evaluation and Transport of the Injured Athlete.
5: Spinal Cord Injury: Pharmacologic Agents, Thermal Cooling, and Timing of Interventions.
6: Diagnostic Imaging of Sports-Related Spinal Disorders.
7: Spine Injuries in Pediatric Athletes.
8: Role of the Spine Surgeon with Professional Sports Teams, Agents, and Coaches.
Cervical Spine Injuries in Athletes.
9: Differential Diagnosis of Upper Extremity Disorders (Neck and Arm Pain).
10: Stingers and Burners.
11: Cervical Cord Neurapraxia.
12: Cervical Disk Herniation in Athletes.
13: Congenital Cervical Anomalies and Special Needs Athletes.
14: Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine and Cervical Stenosis.
15: Fractures of the Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries.
Lumbar Spine.
16: Incidence of Low Back Pain in Athletes and Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation of Athletes with Back or Leg Pain.
17: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in Immature and Adult Athletes.
18: Lumbar Disk Herniation in Immature and Adult Athletes.
19: Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease and Spinal Stenosis in Athletes.
20: Piriformis Syndrome, Sacral Stress Fractures, and Hip Labral Disorders.
21: Lumbar Spine Disorders in Aging Athletes.
22: Thoracic Injuries and Pain Syndromes in Athletes.
23: Concussion: Introduction—The Controversy.
24: Definitions of Sports Concussion, Initial Diagnosis, and On-Field Evaluation.
25: Determining Short-Term Prognosis and Return to Play.
26: Neuropsychological Testing in the Treatment and Management of Sport-Related Concussion.
27: Postconcussion Syndrome.
28: Concussion: Long Term Sequelae—The Controversy.
Roundtable Discussion of the Experts.
29: Spine and Sports: A Roundtable Discussion.