December 1997 Table of ContentsTHE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 25 - NO. 12 - DECEMBER 97
Exercise Is Medicine
Regular exercise equips the heart to do more work with less effort, and it promotes many other healthful adaptations as well. Here is guidance on how to give exercise its proper place in the treatment plan for patients who have coronary artery disease or multiple risk factors.
Michael H. Cox, PhD
Michael H. Cox, PhD
It's sometimes called 'oarsmen's wrist,' but intersection syndrome—an inflammation in the dorsal wrist—can affect anyone who wields implements like rackets or ski poles. The author uses a skier's case to describe the typical history, diagnosis, and treatment.
Jane T. Servi, MD
Wrestling spreads such skin infections as herpes simplex, tinea corporis, and impetigo. Besides recognizing and treating these conditions, physicians need to know when to disqualify wrestlers and how to contain outbreaks. Sidebars describe how two recent outbreaks in Washington state were arrested.
William L. Dienst, Jr, MD; Lowell Dightman, MD; Mark S. Dworkin, MD; Robert K. Thompson, MD; Warren B. Howe, MD
If pain from a lateral ankle sprain lasts longer than 6 weeks, it could be a matter of inadequate rehabilitation, resolvable with appropriate exercise, or it could be any of several tougher problems. The authors discuss how to home in on the pathology and treat it. As a bonus, they review initial management of ankle sprains.
Hugh L. Bassewitz, MD; Matthew Shapiro, MD
A 16-year-old boy had neck pain after being dropped on his head while wrestling. Initial radiographs looked normal, but the pain persisted, and further imaging 2 months later revealed a vertebral body fracture.
Rocky Khosla, MD
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