Musculoskeletal Sports and Spine Disorders

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Stuart B. Kahn
  • Rachel Yinfei Xu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ann H. Lichtenstein, Kirk Lercher
      Pages 3-7
    3. Elizabeth Adamov, Heidi N. Fusco
      Pages 9-14
    4. Elizabeth Adamov, Heidi N. Fusco
      Pages 15-18
    5. Elizabeth Adamov, Heidi N. Fusco
      Pages 19-23
    6. Arpit A. Patel, Chandani Patel
      Pages 25-27
    7. Justin Thottam, Ajendra Sohal
      Pages 29-31
    8. Atira H. Kaplan, Jennifer Halstead-Kenny
      Pages 33-37
  3. Upper Extremity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Mike Mizrahi, David A. Spinner
      Pages 41-44
    3. Adam Lewno, Matthew Maxwell
      Pages 45-49
    4. Rakhi Garg Sutaria, Ravi B. Sutaria
      Pages 51-54
    5. Abir Naguib Abdallah, Se Won Lee
      Pages 55-58
    6. Elizabeth Adamov, Svetlana Ilizarov
      Pages 59-64
    7. Daniel Grabarek
      Pages 65-68
    8. Anish Mirchandani, Jaspal Ricky Singh
      Pages 69-73
    9. Mona Mirchandani, Shailaja Kalva
      Pages 75-77
    10. Rakhi Garg Sutaria
      Pages 79-81
    11. Matthew T. Drakeley, Eric R. Helm
      Pages 83-87

About this book


Fulfilling the need for an easy-to-use resource on managing musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, this book provides differential diagnostic workups with recommended gold standard evaluations that lead to a simple and accurate diagnosis, followed by first-line treatment options.  Organized by five sections - head and neck, upper extremity, lower extremity, abdomen/pelvis with trunk and chest, and cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine - chapters present a concise summary and move on to a description of the most common symptoms, etiology, epidemiology and/or common causes if traumatic in nature.  The best and most accepted diagnostic tests are illustrated, along with recommended evidence-based medicine and what may be done based on community standards of care.  Treatment options will be listed in order of the most conservative to the most aggressive.

This complete reference will provide primary care, physiatry, and ER physicians, residents, PA’s and students a simple and practical approach for clinical and academic use.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart B. Kahn
    • 1
  • Rachel Yinfei Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniv. of Texas Health Sci. Ctr.San AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50510-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50512-1
  • About this book
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