On-Field Assessment and Management of Spine Injuries
Considerations for Spinal Cord Injury in the Athlete
Rehabilitation of the Athlete’s Spine
Diagnosis and On-Field Management of Sports-Related Concussion
Return to Play after Sports Concussion
Persistent Post-concussion Symptoms and Long-term Sequelae
Evaluation of Athletes with Neck or Arm Pain
Transient Brachial Plexopathy (Stingers/Burners)
Cervical Cord Neurapraxia
Congenital Cervical Anomalies in Athletes
Cervical Disc Herniation in Athletes
Cervical Stenosis in the Elite Athlete
Cervical Spine Injuries in Athletes
Evaluation of Athletes with Back or Leg Pain
Lumbar Disc Herniation and Degenerative Disc Disease in the Athlete
Lumbar Disc Herniation in the Adolescent Athlete
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in Athletes
Traumatic Lumbar Injuries in Athletes
Thoracic Pathology in Athletes.
This concise, user-friendly guide brings together the strongest available evidence with expert recommendations to provide insight into the management of injuries to the athlete’s spine, including controversies unique to this area. Divided into three thematic sections, this information will prove invaluable, as many of the real-world questions surrounding care do not have distinct and obvious answers. Considerations for team physician management comprises part I, including on-field assessment of spine injuries and concussion, rehabilitation and return to play, and complications and post-concussion sequelae. The second and third sections discuss injuries to the cervical spine and the thoracolumbar spine, respectively, describing injury evaluation, management, and outcomes in the elite athlete.
Spine conditions have been studied extensively in the general population; however, applying this data to the elite athlete is controversial. Numerous external variables make performance of well-designed clinical trials challenging in this population, and consequently evidence-based recommendations are lacking for the athlete’s spine. Practical and engaging, Spinal Conditions in the Athlete will be an excellent resource for sports medicine specialists, orthopedic and neurosurgeons, and any clinician treating the active patient.
• Combines the highest available evidence and expert recommendation to provide insight into treatment controversies in the athlete’s spine
• Includes detailed chapters in sections covering team management of spinal injuries and operative management of injuries to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
• An excellent resource for sports medicine specialists, orthopedic and neurosurgeons, and any clinician treating the active patient