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February 1998 Table of Contents

THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 26 - NO. 2 - FEBRUARY 98


Anniversary Commentary

Genetic Susceptibility to Brain Injury in Sports: A Role for Genetic Testing in Athletes?

Barry D. Jordan, MD, MPH


Exercise is Medicine

Osteoporosis: The Role of Exercise in Optimal Management

The combination of weight-bearing and strength exercises may increase or maintain bone density in the entire skeleton, not just in weight-bearing bones. Thus, exercise deserves a place alongside nutrition and medication in preventing and treating osteoporosis.

Warren A. Katz, MD, with Carl Sherman

Patient Adviser

Exercise for Osteoporosis

Warren A. Katz, MD, with Carl Sherman


Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal: Careful Identification for Optimal Treatment

In fifth metatarsal fractures, the precise location means a lot. A difference of a few millimeters distally or proximally may determine whether a fracture treated conservatively will heal well or poorly.

Warren D. Yu, MD; Matthew S. Shapiro, MD


Weight Training Injuries: Part 1: Diagnosing and Managing Acute Conditions

Weight trainers are subject to acute injuries ranging from sprains and tendon avulsions to retinal hemorrhage. Familiarity with the demands and risks of the activity will help you treat injuries properly and prevent recurrence.

Ronald K. Reeves, MD; Edward R. Laskowski, MD; Jay Smith, MD


Upper Respiratory Infections: Treatment Selection for Active Patients

An athlete who has a cold is likely to have questions: Can I work out? Will my favorite cold capsule slow me down? Is there anything that will help me recover faster? The authors provide up-to-date answers.

Randall A. Swain, MD; Barbara Kaplan, PharmD


When Tumors Pose as Sports Injuries

Tumors can and do occur in young, active patients—and sometimes they look a lot like common sports injuries. Four case reports provide a sampling of the range of tumors that can cause deceptive symptoms. An accompanying table profiles the most common bone tumors.

Daniel C. Wnorowski, MD


Imaging Quiz: A Foot Rash With a Foul Odor

While training for a long march, a 24-year-old man developed an unpleasant-smelling rash on his feet. See if you can make the diagnosis from a photograph and history of the rash.

CPT Timothy L. Gardner, MD; LTC Dirk M. Elston, MD


Medical Alumni of Winter Olympics Share Treatment Tips

Physicians and athletic trainers who have covered previous Winter Olympic Games offer practical pointers on such winter sports medicine topics as exercise-induced asthma, nosebleeds, frostbite, contusions, and skiing safety.


Departments


Calendar


Editorial
How to Prevent Death in Weight-Cutting Wrestlers


Editorial Board/Staff


Continuing Sportsmedicine Education


Highlights
Reduce Slipped Epiphysis Within 24 Hours


News Briefs
Heart Rate Response in Smokers Often Poor


Scanning Sports


Noteworthy


Pearls


Classified Advertising


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Index to Advertisers


Forum


Exercise Adviser
Weight Training Basics: Part 1: Choosing the Best Options
Bryant Stamford, PhD


Clinical Techniques
Plane Talk About Shoulder Radiographs
Warren G. Harding III, MD; Kevin D. Nowicki, 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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