The Adolescent Athlete

A Practical Approach

  • Lyle J. Micheli
  • Laura Purcell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-9
  3. Rehabilitation and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Michelina C. Cassella, Kathleen Richards
      Pages 13-40
    3. Vernon M. Chapman, Diego Jaramillo
      Pages 41-58
  4. Anatomic Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Laura Purcell
      Pages 61-79
    3. Pierre d’Hemecourt, Jessica Flynn Deede
      Pages 80-108
    4. Merrilee Zetaruk
      Pages 109-140
    5. Hamish Kerr, Christine Curtis, Pierre d’Hemecourt
      Pages 141-164
    6. John A. Guido Jr., Treg Brown
      Pages 165-193
    7. Anthony Luke, Margaret Lee, Marc Safran
      Pages 194-222
    8. Donald S. Bae
      Pages 223-263
    9. Jason H. Nielson
      Pages 264-288
    10. Michelle McTimoney
      Pages 289-323
    11. Angela D. Smith
      Pages 324-347
    12. Angus M. McBryde Jr., Mark D. Locke, John P. Batson
      Pages 348-395
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 397-441

About this book


The Adolescent Athlete: A Practical Approach offers keen insight into providing musculoskeletal care for growing athletes. Chapters are logically organized by anatomical region and are written by experts in the field who focus on improved clinical decision making. Intended for sports medicine physicians, primary care physicians, orthopedists, and athletic trainers, the text addresses both chronic and acute injuries in addition to congenital conditions. Fundamentals, including basic anatomy, physical examination, and patient history are covered in detail. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of injury patterns unique to adolescent athletes, and invaluable tables are incorporated to assist with diagnosis. Prevention, patient management, and referral are outlined. The user-friendly book also highlights return to play guidelines and includes summary pearls. To further facilitate comprehensive patient care, musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging and principles of rehabilitation are covered as well. Anatomical drawings, photos of examination maneuvers, and diagnostic images, such as x-rays and MRI scans, complete the text by illustrating key concepts. With its presentation of sought-after information and accessible format, this book is a welcome resource for those who want to improve the musculoskeletal health of active children and adolescents.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lyle J. Micheli
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Laura Purcell
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHarvard Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.Division of Sports MedicineChildren’s Hospital BostonUSA
  3. 3.O’Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports MedicineChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  4. 4.Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Family MedicineSchulich School of Medicine at the University of Western OntarioCanada
  5. 5.Children’s Hospital of Western OntarioCanada
  6. 6.Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic LondonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-35964-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-49825-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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