Sports Injuries Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Sports Injuries Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

Participating in sports is great for teens—physically, socially, and mentally—but it also carries risk. One recent study found that 20% of all children and teens participating in sports will be injured, and one in four sports injuries is considered serious.

Sports Injuries Information for Teens, 3rd Edition, offers teens a comprehensive, fact-based guide to being a healthy athlete. It includes guidelines for participating safely in sports and avoiding injury, and discusses how to deal with injuries when they do occur. It also explains diagnostic and treatment procedures, and discusses issues related to rehabilitation.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Sports Injuries Information for Teens, 3rd Edition.

Part One: Health Tips for Student Athletes discusses choosing the right sports, sports physicals, basic nutrition, emotional issues, and substance abuse among athletes.

Part Two: Sports Safety and Injury Prevention offers guidelines for achieving and maintaining a level of fitness necessary to help avoid injuries. It describes the proper use of important protective equipment, including various types of helmets, eye protectors, and mouth guards. It also includes specific safety tips for many popular sports.

Part Three: Diagnosing and Treating Common Sports Injuries explains the differences between acute and chronic injuries, and it discusses problems associated with extreme heat conditions. It also describes the symptoms, treatment, and management of injuries that may occur among athletes, including sprains, strains, broken bones, concussions, and other injuries to the body’s musculoskeletal system and soft tissues.

Part Four: Caring for Injured Athletes offers facts about the rehabilitation process, beginning with immediate care during the first moments after injury. It describes the important role of athletic trainers in helping assess and prevent injuries, offers suggestions for choosing a doctor and making medical decisions, and provides tips for caring for casts and splints. Guidelines for returning to play are presented, and information is provided about the connection between sports injuries and the potential for the later development of arthritis.

Part Five: If You Need More Information provides directories of relevant organizations.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


"Worthwhile for this age group. Public libraries and high school libraries will find this book useful for its nontechnical language and popular subject matter."

—American Reference Books Annual, 2013

"A comprehensive, factual guide to being a healthy athlete and is directed to teens participating in sports, and to coaches and parents working with them. ... A powerful guide."

—California Bookwatch, Nov '12