Sports Injuries Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Sports Injuries Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

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Sports Injuries Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, describes the basic types of sports injuries, including overuse injuries, tendonitis, heat illness, and skin disorders as well as traumatic injuries such as fractures, sprains, strains, spinal injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, concussion, and injuries to parts of the body, including the head, spine, torso, arms, hands, legs, and feet. The book discusses protective equipment and injury prevention strategies for specific activities and provides facts about nutrition and hydration, supplements, diagnosis and treatment, and specific risks and prevention strategies for children and young athletes. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms, a directory of resources for additional help and information and includes access to Health Reference Series Online.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Health and Sports provides an introduction to basic sports injuries such as sprains, tendon injuries, bursitis, overuse injuries, and sudden cardiac arrest, and it details the connection between athletes and skin disorders breathing disorders, and skin disease. Sports nutrition and performance-enhancing substances are also discussed.

Part II: Preventing Sports Injuries offers guidance for injury prevention and first aid, along with facts about protective equipment and safety tips for a wide variety of team and individual sports and recreation activities. It also discusses safety when engaging in sports in various weather conditions.

Part III: Head and Facial Injuries details traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and injuries to the face, including the eyes and ear.

Part IV: Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries offers facts about back pain in athletes as well as spinal and cervical injuries, degenerative conditions, and nerve damage.

Part V: Shoulder and Upper Arm Injuries discusses common sports injuries affecting the shoulder, including problems with motion loss, instability, and muscle and tendon injuries. It also offers details about collarbone fractures and biceps tendon injury.

Part VI: Injuries to the Elbows, Wrists, and Hands explores injuries such as sprains and fractures that can affect arms, hands, fingers, and elbows, as well as other sports-related conditions that have an impact on the hands and elbows of athletes.

Part VII: Injuries to the Trunk, Groin, Upper Legs, and Knees provides facts about trunk and groin injuries, injuries to the hip, and leg injuries such as fractures and tendon strains or ruptures. It details injuries sustained by athletes to the knee cartilage, ligaments, and patella and patellar tendon, as well as other painful knee conditions and injuries.

Part VIII: Injuries to the Lower Legs, Ankles, and Feet discusses Achilles tendon and other injuries, including sprains and fractures, that affect the lower legs, ankles, feet, or toes of athletes.

Part IX: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries offers details on tests used to diagnose sports injuries, medications used for the management of sports injuries, and treatments involving surgical procedures and physical therapies.

Part X: Sports Injuries in Children and Young Athletes provides specific details about the effect of sports injuries on young athletes, including details about sports physicals, prevention, overtraining, and other forms of abuse that can occur in youth sports programs. It details several growth conditions or injuries that specifically affect children and offers guidance on returning to play after an injury.

Part XI: Additional Help and Information contains a glossary of terms related to sports injuries and a list of resources providing information about sports injury topics.

 

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Includes online access
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts