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THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 26 - NO. 1 - JANUARY 2021


Anniversary Commentary

Will Your Practice Skills Be Fit for the 21st Century?

Richard H. Strauss, MD, Editor-in-Chief


The 'Sports Hernia': A Common Cause of Groin Pain

The quick feints and turns that typify sports like soccer and ice hockey can lead to insidious injury to the inguinal canal without a clinically detectable hernia. Diagnosis requires consideration of other, possibly concurrent, conditions such as osteitis pubis and adductor tenoperiostitis.

Simon Kemp, MB, BS; Mark E. Batt, MB, BChir


Itching in Active Patients: Causes and Cures

The causes of itching in physically active people run the gamut from simple dry skin through various allergies and parasites to infections and systemic disease. Here's a rundown of the possible culprits along with guidance on treatment.

Steven M. Leshaw, MD


Hand Ischemia in Active Patients: Detecting and Treating Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome

A college baseball player suffered pain and numbness in his right hand after changing his bat grip. The symptoms were traced to occlusion of his ulnar artery from repetitive blunt trauma—a condition that can affect anyone who uses the hands to hit a ball or grip an implement. The player's case is used to launch a discussion of diagnosis and treatment.

Linda J. Rowan, MD, MS, ATC


Patellofemoral Pain: Let the Physical Exam Define Treatment

When a patient has patellofemoral pain, the physical exam should be much more than a perfunctory prelude to prescribing standard quadriceps exercises. By assessing pain, alignment, patellar mobility, muscle flexibility, and muscle function, you can make a specific diagnosis that guides the choice of treatment.

William R. Post, MD


ECG Quiz: Flushing, Paresthesias, and Difficulty Swallowing After a Run

Shortly after finishing a 5-mile run, a 45-year-old man experienced blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, tingling in his arms, and flushing, but no chest pain. From his history and electrocardiogram, see if you can make a diagnosis or suggest further diagnostic steps.

John D. Cantwell, MD


Departments


Reviewer Thanks


Classified Advertising


Continuing Sportsmedicine Education


Editor's Notes
PSM at 25—'Fit for the Future'


Editorial Board/Staff


Web Survey!


Highlights
Serial Sevens Test Ineffective; Better Concussion Assessment


News Briefs
Fen-Phen Fallout: Back to Basics?


Scanning Sports


Noteworthy


Pearls


Information for Authors


CME Self Test
This test has expired, but additional CME credit available at https://www.physsportsmed.com/cme.htm


Calendar


Nutrition Adviser
A Nutritious New Year: Resolutions From A to Z
Nancy Clark, MS, RD


Index to Advertisers


Clinical Techniques
Knee Aspiration and Injection
William O. Roberts, MD


In an effort to provide information that is scientifically accurate and consistent with accepted standards of medical practice, the editors and publisher of The Physician and Sportsmedicine routinely consult sources believed to be reliable. However, readers are encouraged to confirm this information with other sources. For example and in particular, physicians are advised to consult the prescribing information in the manufacturer's package insert before prescribing any drug mentioned.


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