September 1998 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 26 - NO. 9 - SEPTEMBER 98
More and more patients want to know when they can get back to their sport or exercise after an injury or illness. Outcome data to help guide the decision are mostly absent, so physicians must rely on careful judgment.
Margot Putukian, MD
Common injuries to the great toe range from annoying blisters and calluses to disabling fractures and dislocations. Most of the time—especially if the problem is diagnosed early—conservative treatment does the job.
R. Sean Churchill, MD; Brian G. Donley, MD
When a patient has an injured wrist, making a diagnosis more specific than "wrist sprain" can be difficult. The author uses detailed instructions along with anatomic drawings and photos of provocative tests to help you figure out what's going on.
Eric W. Honing, MD
As this case report shows, an active person who has psoriatic arthritis may think for a long time that the problem is sports-related—as may his or her physician. A careful history and physical exam will unmask the real cause of the symptoms, opening the way for effective treatment.
Mario F. Ciocca, Jr, MD
Dieters, athletes, and exercisers often wonder how much fat is burned during exercise and how they can increase the oxidation of fat while conserving carbohydrate. This article explains fuel metabolism during exercise and analyzes purported ergogenic aids like L-carnitine and caffeine.
John A. Hawley, PhD
After an episode of chest pain, a runner underwent an exercise test. His electrocardiogram was read as normal. Take a close look at the ECG and other clues and see if you agree.
John D. Cantwell, MD
Letters to the Editor
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