March 1999 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 3 - MARCH 99
Volleyball players suffer injuries that might be expected from jumping high and swatting a ball; most common are patellar tendinitis, shoulder tendinitis, ankle sprains, and thumb sprains. Suprascapular neuropathy, a disorder of overhead athletes, is also common.
William W. Briner, Jr, MD; Holly J. Benjamin, MD
Physical Activity and Epilepsy
Too often, fear needlessly keeps epilepsy patients from activity. Seizures during exercise are rare, and though some sports are risky, many are quite safe. Clinicians need to consider that some antiepileptic drugs affect performance and that exertion may affect serum drug levels.
Joseph I. Sirven, MD; Jay Varrato, MD
Atrial fibrillation is less common and better tolerated in young or middle-aged active persons than in the elderly, but it can be a problem when activities demand a high cardiac output. It usually can be controlled by correcting risk factors and/or treating with drugs or electrocardioversion.
Robert A. Reiss, MD
Finger Joint Injuries in Active Patients
If you have trouble remembering the difference between 'mallet finger' and boutonniere deformity or between volar plates and collateral ligaments, here's help. This practical article covers most of the common finger joint injuries, including when and how to treat and when to refer.
Allan W. Bach, MD
Lessons from Atypical Groin Pain
The case of a teen who had knee, groin, and hip pain after a touch football game offers lessons in thoroughness and persistence. When pain recurred after conservative treatment, MRI revealed a spinal mass.
Sandra E. Lane, MD; Vijay G.R. Kumar, MD; Lawrence J. Mervis, MD; Dusty Rhodes, MD
What looks a lot like an acromioclavicular separation in an adolescent may be a distal clavicle fracture instead, as illustrated in a case report. The difference is important because some AC separations require surgical repair.
Megan Schimpf; Carlos Neira, MD; Edward G. McFarland, MD
Continuing Sportsmedicine Education
Letters to the Editor
CME Self Test
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