This book discusses and explores common spine injuries and procedures, in addition to breakthroughs in gene therapy, tissue engineering, and complex operations. It features rich color and black-and-white figures to further understanding.
Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes provides a comprehensive, in-depth review of the mechanisms and management of back injuries and problems occurring in this ever-growing and active population. Led by Dr. Lyle Micheli and his co-editors, an award-winning group of orthopedists discusses and explores common adolescent spine injuries and procedures, in addition to breakthroughs in gene therapy, tissue engineering, and complex operations. As spine surgery is among the most complex and challenging procedures performed in orthopedics, special considerations and procedures are required in pediatric populations. Since many corrective surgeries run the risk of arthritis later in life, particular efforts must be made in young populations to prevent future injury in a child's adolescence and young adulthood while maximizing return-to-play potential. Chapters cover acute spinal injuries, concussions, overuse injuries, spinal malformations, tumors, infections and inflammatory diseases across the range of athletics, including swimming and combat sports. Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes _ provides an immeasurable guide for back surgery in pediatric populations and will be a go-to resource for practitioners and residents in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine.
Anatomy and Development of the Young Spine.- The Young Athlete's Spinal Mechanics.- Acute Thoracic and Lumbar Injuries.- Acute Cervical Spine Injuries.- Concussion in Youth Sports.- Adolescent Overuse Spine Injuries.- Throwing Sports and Injuries Involving the Young Athlete's Spine.- Spinal Injuries in Collision/Heavy Contact Sports.- Spine Injuries in the Aesthetic Athlete.- Swimming and the Spine.- Spinal Injuries in Combat Sports.- Principles of Rehabilitation in the Young Athlete.- Congenital Spine Malformations and Sports Implications.- The Young Athlete with Down Syndrome.- Spinal Deformity: Presentation, Treatment, and Return to Sport.- Intrinsic Spinal Cord Abnormalities in Sport.- Metabolic Spinal Disorders in the Young Athlete.- Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Affecting the Young Athlete's Spine.- Spine Tumors in the Young Athlete.- Return to Play after Spinal Surgery.- Adaptive Sport.- The Spine in Skeletal Dysplasia.
From the reviews:
"This addition to the Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine series covers a broad range of topics related to spinal injuries among young athletes ... . this is a wonderful addition to the literature and a must buy for most libraries, since it can serve such a wide range of healthcare providers, including in primary care and surgery ... ." (Mark R. Hutchinson, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2014)
Edited by internationally recognized orthopedic experts
Includes insights of highly-talented and acclaimed orthopedists
Features rich color and black-and-white figures to further understanding of adolescent knee conditions