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Sports Medicine

May 1, 2000 Issue
The Preparticipation Athletic Evaluation [Article]

A comprehensive medical history that includes questions about a personal and family history of cardiovascular disease is the most important initial component of the preparticipation athletic evaluation. Additional questions should focus on any history of neurologic or musculoskeletal problems. A lim...


Apr 1, 2000 Issue
Hip Pain in Athletes [Article]

Hip pain in athletes involves a wide differential diagnosis. Adolescents and young adults are at particular risk for various apophyseal and epiphyseal injuries due to lack of ossification of these cartilaginous growth plates. Older athletes are more likely to present with tendinitis in these areas b...


Jan 15, 2000 Issue
Knee Braces: Current Evidence and Clinical Recommendations for Their Use [Article]

Methods of preventing and treating knee injuries have changed with the rapid development and refinement of knee braces. Prophylactic knee braces are designed to protect uninjured knees from valgus stresses that could damage the medial collateral ligaments. However, no conclusive evidence supports th...


Nov 1, 1999 Issue
The "Burner": A Common Nerve Injury in Contact Sports [Article]

A "burner" is a common nerve injury resulting from trauma to the neck and shoulder, usually during sports participation. The injury is most often caused by traction or compression of the upper trunk of the brachial plexus or the fifth or sixth cervical nerve roots. Burners are typically transient, b...


May 15, 1999 Issue
Shoulder Instability in Young Athletes [Article]


Jan 1, 1999 Issue
Snowboarding Injuries [Article]

Snowboarding is a popular winter sport that involves riding a single board down a ski slope or on a half-pipe snow ramp. Compared with injuries resulting from traditional alpine skiing, snowboarding injuries occur more frequently in the upper extremities and ankles and less frequently in the knees. ...


Jun 1, 1998 Issue
Sudden Death in Young Athletes: Screening for the Needle in a Haystack [Article]

Nontraumatic sudden death in young athletes is always disturbing, as apparently invincible athletes, become, without warning, victims of silent heart disease. Despite public perception to the contrary, sudden death in young athletes is exceedingly rare. It most commonly occurs in male athletes, who ...


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