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July 27, 1984

Sports Medicine: Prevention, Evaluation, Management, and Rehabilitation

Author Affiliations

Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic, PA Atlanta

JAMA. 1984;252(4):555. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350040077034

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Abstract

Sports Medicine, by Steven Roy and Richard Irvin, consists of four sections preceded by an introduction and followed by an appendix of forms useful in the care of the athlete.

Section 1, "The Prevention of Athletic Injuries," is a discussion of the preseason physical examination, sports protection equipment, and the components of an adequate conditioning program. Section 2, "The Treatment of Athletic Injuries," includes taping techniques, first aid management of injury, and injury rehabilitation, with an excellent discussion of physical therapy modalities. Section 3, "Specific Athletic Injuries and Related Problems," is an in-depth discussion of the athletic injuries of each anatomic area (ie, head and neck, shoulder, and elbow). Each segment begins with a brief review of the anatomy and definition of terms relative to the body segment. Appropriate diagnostic tests are clearly illustrated and rehabilitation and conditioning exercises for injuries of that anatomic area are included. Section 4, "Other

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