February 1999 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 2 - FEBRUARY 99
Exercise and the Bottom Line
The workplace is an important front in the campaign to get more Americans moving. Physicians can use economic as well as medical arguments to encourage employers to provide exercise facilities and programs. Dr Roy Shephard offers another view.
Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD, with Carl Sherman
Offering a different perspective from that of Dr DiNubile's commentary, the author critically analyzes the case for the efficacy of workplace exercise and wellness programs. He finds considerable evidence that such programs can improve workers' fitness and productivity and reduce healthcare costs, but getting workers to participate over the long haul is difficult.
Roy J. Shephard, MD, PhD, DPE
Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
Hard throwing puts intense stress on the elbow, sometimes leading to osteochondritis dissecans on the lateral side. The authors use the case of a 16-year-old baseball pitcher in discussing diagnosis and treatment, with special emphasis on comparing imaging techniques.
Trevor L. Hall, MD; Anthony M. Galea, MD
Sometimes the most mundane problems can be major stumbling blocks to exercise and fitness. Here is a well-illustrated guide to recognizing and treating such common foot maladies as corns, blisters, tennis toe, plantar warts, and tinea pedis.
Craig G. Burkhart, MD, MSPH
Posterior sternoclavicular dislocations are far less common than anterior dislocations, but they can have serious complications. As the case of a college football player demonstrates, these injuries may elude detection at first.
Cyd Charisse Williams, MD
Continuing Sportsmedicine Education
Letters to the Editor
CME Self Test
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