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April 1997 Table of Contents


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Athletes: Why Are Women More Susceptible?

Data from college sports show that women injure their anterior cruciate ligaments more often than men do. Besides exploring possible explanations, the authors outline management for ACL injuries.

James L. Moeller, MD; Mary M. Lamb, MD

Team Management of the Female Athlete Triad: Part 2: Optimal Treatment and Prevention Tactics

Primary care physicians are in a good position to coordinate team treatment of patients for the female athlete triad—disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. Success requires a variety of tactics and close communication among members of the treatment team.

Elizabeth Joy, MD; Nancy Clark, MS, RD; Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD; Joseph Martire, MD; Aurelia Nattiv, MD; Steve Varechok, LCSW

Ergogenic Aids: What Athletes Are Using—and Why

The quest for a chemical performance boost has turned to beta agonists and creatine, though old standbys remain popular. Here is an update on the status and effects of reputed ergogenic aids.

E. Randy Eichner, MD

Expecting Questions About Exercise and Pregnancy?

Physicians enter controversial territory when they advise women about exercise during pregnancy. The woman's exercise history, the body's adaptations to pregnancy, and the nature of the activity must be considered carefully. The author offers helpful recommendations.

David Araujo, MD

Office-Based Treatment of Adult Obesity

A 40-year-old woman was dismayed to learn that she was diagnosed as obese. Statistically, she faced a slim chance of losing the excess weight permanently. In discussing how they sought to help her beat the odds, the authors describe a comprehensive clinical approach to this problem.

Susan J. Speer, MS, RD; Alice J. Speer, MD

How I Manage Physeal Fractures About the Knee

A mishap that injures a knee ligament in an adult is more likely to injure the physis and surrounding bony areas in a child. When this happens, the challenge is to minimize the potential for growth arrest and resulting deformity.

Carl Stanitski, MD, with Carl Sherman

The Surgeon General's Report: A Prime Resource for Exercise Advocates

In the surgeon general's report on physical activity and health, the message to Americans is loud and clear: Moderate physical activity is important for your health—and not just your cardiovascular health. Here's a report on the document's content and significance.

Robert J. Roos

Imaging Quiz: Perplexing Shin Pain

A 19-year-old minor league pitcher, though uninjured, developed left shin pain during a game. The pain worsened over the next 6 weeks. See if you can make the diagnosis from radiographs and a CT scan.

Edward G. McFarland, MD; Eva H. Kraus


Editor's Notes
The Exercise Imperative

Editorial Board/Staff

Information for Authors

Coming in Sportsmedicine

Managing Sympathetic Dystrophy; Proprioceptive Rehab



News Briefs
Neurologists Offer Concussion Options;
When the Buck Stops the Heart

Nutrition Adviser
Fake Sugars and Fats: Net Benefits or Real Risks?
Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD

Exercise Adviser
Exercising to Lose 10 to 20 Pounds
Richard B. Parr, EdD

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