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Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach. 2nd ed.
Bertram Zarins, MD1
1 Massachusetts General HospitalBoston, Massachusetts
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Giles R. Scuderi and Peter D. McCann, editors. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2005. 782 pages. $99.00.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Jun 01;87(6):1414-1414
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Sports medicine has evolved into a legitimate orthopaedic subspecialty in the United States within the last twenty-five years. Other medical and surgical specialties have also carved out niches in caring for athletes. The knowledge that is currently required to take care of individual athletes and entire sports teams has increased considerably during this time period. These factors have driven the need for more information for the sports-medicine practitioner.To cover the whole field of sports medicine in a single volume of seven hundred and fifty pages of text is a challenge. Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach, by Scuderi and McCann, accomplishes this task very well. Seventy-nine authors contribute by writing fifty-five chapters. The editors also did their share of the work as authors of twelve chapters. The ten major sections of the book cover general principles of sports medicine, body systems, common sports injuries, the female athlete, pediatric and older athletes, rehabilitation, general information, and topics confronting the team physician. The chapter on sports-specific injuries offers helpful clinical pearls based on the authors' experiences in treating injuries that are seen commonly in each of the sports. For example, the soccer chapter describes malleolar stress fractures, which might be overlooked if the clinician were not aware of the high prevalence of this injury in soccer.
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