November 1996 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 24 - NO. 11 - NOVEMBER 96
Managing Successive Minor Head Injuries: Which Tests Guide Return to Play?
A college basketball player suffered two head injuries a month apart, and the second one left her with a persistent headache, reversal of hand dominance, and cognitive difficulties.The authors detail the process of discovering and documenting the patient's neurologic deficits, including the role of neuropsychological testing.
Margot Putukian, MD; Ruben J. Echemendia, PhD
Swimmer's Shoulder: Targeting Treatment
Swimmers who put in long hours of training often develop shoulder pain from pressure on subacromial tissues. The problem may be compounded in adolescents because of their skeletal immaturity. The authors use the case of a 14-year-old girl to describe the diagnostic work-up and treatment, which included changing the patient's swimming workout to alleviate overuse.
Scott M. Koehler, MD; David C. Thorson, MD
Neck Pain: Part 2: Optimizing Treatment and Rehabilitation
When a patient has neck pain of nontraumatic origin, a key part of treatment is simply reassuring the patient that the condition isn't serious. Other steps include using nonsteroidal medication, icing, and possibly other measures for pain relief. When physical therapy is needed, addressing the entire kinetic chain is an important part of rehabilitation.
Richard L. Aptaker, DO
Surfing, Windsurfing, Snowboarding, and Skateboarding: Medical Aspects of Board Sports
Board sports enthusiasts—a fast-growing throng—face a variety of injury risks. Physicians can help them stay healthy by informing them about the need for proper equipment and protective gear, the value of lessons, and the wisdom of keeping a sharp eye on weather and terrain.
Christopher Van Tilburg, MD
Identifying Exercise Allergies: Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis and Cholinergic Urticaria
Cholinergic urticaria and exercise-induced anaphylaxis are two exercise-related allergies that can be hard to tell apart. Given the serious danger posed by anaphylaxis, quick diagnosis is important. The patient's history and the size of the wheals offer the best clues.
Tom Terrell, MD, MPhil; David O. HoughÝ, MD; Raquelle Alexander, MD
Sports Medicine in the Workplace: Adapting—and Expanding—Your Practice
Physicians versed in sports medicine may want to look to industry, where primary care skills are increasingly in demand. Aggressive rehab methods honed on athletes can also return workers to the job more quickly. The result? Physicians can expand their practices while helping employers save on worker's compensation costs.
'Activity Medicine' for Patients From 8 to 80
Coming in Sportsmedicine
Melatonin: A Trusty Travel Companion?
Information for Authors
Fruits and Veggies: Are You Getting Enough of a Good Thing?
Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD
CME Self Test
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