This second edition of the popular book Evidence-based Sports Medicine builds on the features that made the first edition such a valuable text and provides a completely up-to-date tool for sports medicine physicians, family practitioners and orthopedic surgeons.
Updated to take into account new evidence from systematic reviews and controlled trials, Evidence-based Sports Medicine is a unique reference book on the optimum management of sports-related conditions. This second edition:
- contains sections on acute injury, chronic conditions, and injuries to the upper limb, groin and knee and to the lower leg
- pays increased attention to the important and emerging area of injury prevention
- features thoroughly revised methodology sections within each chapter, reflecting changes in technique and application
- MCQs and essay questions that allow readers to continually assess their knowledge and understanding of the topics covered
Table of Contents
Section 1: Prevention
1 Is it possible to prevent sports and recreation injuries? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, with recommendations for future work
2 Evidence-based preparticipation physical examination
3 Does stretching help prevent injuries?
4 What effect do core strength and stability have on injury prevention and recovery?
5 Do foot orthoses prevent injury?
6 Who should retire after repeated concussions?
7 What recommendations should be made concerning exercising with a fever and/or acute infection?
8 Should you play sport with a congenital or acquired abnormality of a solid abdominal organ?
9 What type of exercise reduces falls in older people?
10 Is there a role for exercise in the prevention of osteoporotic fractures?
Section 2: Acute injury
11 What is the role of ice in soft-tissue injury management?
13 NSAIDs and pain management in sports
Section 3: Chronic conditions
14 Benefits of regular exercise in the treatment and management of bronchial
15 What is the role of exercise in the prevention of back pain?
16 How should you treat spondylolysis in the athlete?
Section 4: Injuries to the upper limb
17 How evidence-based is our examination of the shoulder?
18 How effective are diagnostic tests for the assessment of rotator cuff disease of the shoulder?
19 How should you treat an athlete with a first-time dislocation of the shoulder?
20 Are corticosteroid injections as effective as physiotherapy for the treatment of a painful shoulder?
21 How should you treat tennis elbow? An updated scientific evidence-based approach
Section 5: Injuries to the groin and knee
22 How reliable is the physical examination in the diagnosis of sports-related
23 What is the optimal treatment of acute anterior cruciate ligament injury?
24 What is the most appropriate treatment for patellar tendinopathy?
25 How do you treat chronic groin pain?
Section 6: Injuries to the lower leg
26 How evidence-based is our clinical examination of the ankle?
27 Can we prevent ankle sprains?
28 How should you treat a stress fracture?
29 What is the best treatment of subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon?
30 How to manage plantar fasciitis
Multiple-choice question answers
Domhnall MacAuley Visiting Professor, Faculty of Life and Health Science, University of Ulster, Ireland; Specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine; Assistant Editor BMJ
Thomas Best Professor and Pomerene Chair in Family Medicine, Chief, Division of Sports Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA