Providing the most current information on injuries to the head and neck sustained by young athletes, this practical text presents a thorough review of the complex and emerging issues for young boys and girls involved in contact/collision sports. While concussions are among the most common and dangerous injuries, fractures of the skull and facial bones and structural brain injuries are no less serious and are discussed in chapters of their own, as are stingers and other cervical spine and cord issues and disease. Injuries to the eyes, ears and jaw are likewise examined. Prevention is a major theme throughout the book, as seen in chapters on protective head- and neckwear, transportation of injured players, and sideline response and return-to-play. Head and Neck Injuries in Young Athletes will be an excellent resource not only for orthopedists and sports medicine specialists treating growing athletes, but also specialists and team physicians who are on the scene at sporting events where these injuries may occur.
Head and Neck Injury Prevention.- Concussions.- Skull fractures and Structural Brain Injuries.- Burners, Stingers, and Cervical Cord Neurapraxia/Transient Quadriparesis.- Sideline Response and Transport.- Cervical Disk Disease.- Facial Fractures and Epistaxis.- Dental and Temporomandibular Joint Injuries.- Eye injuries.- Cumulative Effects of Concussions/Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.- Muscular and Ligamentous Cervical Spine Injuries.- Protective Equipment.- Ear Injuries in the Athlete.- Contusions, Abrasions and Lacerations of the Head and Neck in Young Athletes.- Chiari Malformations and Other Anomalies.