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Sports Injuries Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

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This item is scheduled to release on 11/13/2020

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Although the health benefits of participation in sports and exercise far outweigh the risks, sports injuries can occur in athletes of all ages and levels of experience and in many different activities. Overuse and sudden traumatic injuries often lead to short- and long-term consequences for athletes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2.6 million children 0–19 years of age are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. With the proper training, warm-up, and equipment, many of these injuries can be prevented. Many others can be treated and rehabilitated.

Sports Injuries Sourcebook, Sixth Edition begins with the benefits of playing sports and talks about various youth sports played all around the world. It highlights the impact of sports injuries which is considered to be one of the negative outcomes of playing sports. It describes the basic types of sports injuries, including sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis and injuries to various parts of the body, including the head, face, spine, shoulder, arms, legs, and feet. It also discusses various other medical conditions related to sports, such as sudden cardiac arrest, exercise-induced asthma, sickle cell trait, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Sever’s Disease, etc. The book provides information about protective equipment, injury prevention strategies for specific activities, and pain management techniques along with the diagnosis and treatment of various sports injuries. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for more information.

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 1: Health and Sports gives an overview about the sports injuries and describes the basic types of sports injuries, including sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis and injuries to various parts of the body, including the head, face, spine, shoulder, arms, legs, and feet. Sports nutrition and drug use among athletes are also discussed.

Part 2: Head and Facial Injuries details traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and injuries to the face, including the eyes.

Part 3: Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries offers facts about lower back pain in athletes as well as spinal and cervical injuries, disc disorders, and nerve damage.

Part 4: Shoulder and Upper Arm Injuries discusses common sports injuries affecting the shoulder, including problems with frozen shoulder, dislocation, and muscle and tendon injuries. It also offers details about collarbone fractures, rotator cuff tears, and biceps tendon injury.

Part 5: Injuries to the Elbows, Wrists, and Hands explores injuries such 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 6: 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 hamstring injuries. It details injuries sustained by athletes to the knee cartilage, ligaments. Also, talks about tendinitis and dislocated patella.

Part 7: Injuries to the Lower Legs, Ankles, and Feet discusses Achilles tendon and other injuries, including the fractures, that affect the lower legs, ankles, feet, or toes of athletes.

Part 8: Other Medical Conditions Related to Sports provides information about various medical conditions that can affect athletes such as repetitive motion disorders, exercise-induced asthma, sickle cell trait, growth plate injuries, and so on.

Part 9: Sports Safety and Injury Prevention 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 10: Pain Management talks about pain medications and explains how to use them safely. It also provides information about complementary and alternative medicine therapies for pain.

Part 11: Caring for Injured Athletes explains what to do when a sports injury occurs. It provides information about various diagnosis and treatment methods for sports injuries. Guidelines for returning to play are also provided.

Part 12: 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