June 1996 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 24 - NO. 6 - JUNE 96
Fracture-Dislocations You Can't Afford to Miss
Accompanying some fractures are occult dislocations that, if left untreated, can have devastating outcomes. The authors describe several such fractures and how to recognize them. Radiographs clinch the diagnosis, but physicans can also find telling clues in the history.
Edward Thompson, MD; Michael Cordas Jr, DO
Cardiovascular Screening: Tailoring the Preparticipation Exam
In the preparticipation cardiac exam, physicians have to walk a fine line between identifying life-threatening conditions and making sure they don't unnecessarily keep a person out of action. In this question-and-answer article, a nationally renowned cardiologist deftly navigates readers through the screening process and offers precise recommendations.
Paul D. Thompson, MD; with Carl Sherman
Guest Editorial: Practice Guidelines: Which Ones to Follow?
John A. Lombardo, MD
Burner Syndrome: Recognition and Rehabilitation
Burners usually sting and resolve quickly. But, as this case report of a football player shows, burners can also have complications. The authors describe the simple and complex types of brachial plexus injury and how to accurately classify, manage, and prevent them.
Susan J. Nissen, MD; Edward R. Laskowski, MD; Thomas D. Rizzo, Jr, MD
Patient Adviser: Sidestepping Burners: A Preseason Strategy
Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
When patients present with nonspecific knee pain, physicians should be on the lookout for osteochondritis dissecans. The authors provide a step-by-step guide for management, which is largely based on the patient's age and the stability, location, and size of the lesion.
Brian M. Ralston, MD; James S. Williams, MD; Bernard R. Bach, Jr, MD; Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD; William D. Knopp, MD
Imaging Quiz: A Soldier's Neck and Shoulder Pain
A soldier had persistent, bilateral shoulder and neck pain after a 12-mile road march. After looking at radiographs and a bone scan of his clavicles, see if you can make the diagnosis.
Carlos E. Jimenez, MD; Elmer J. Pacheco, MD; Albert J. Moreno, MD; Alan L. Carpenter, DO
Heat Stress in Atlanta: Preparing for the Olympic Worst
The biggest battle facing this summer's Olympic athletes at the games in Atlanta may be the heat. Find out just how hot these Olympic Games are expected to get-and how medical officials are preparing for them.
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Minding Your Minerals
Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Inside the Olympic Medical Tent
How Exercise Can Lower High Blood Pressure
Barry A. Franklin, PhD with James R. Wappes
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