July 1999 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 7 - JULY 99
Keeping Sports Participants Safe in Hot Weather
During exercise, metabolic heat production can increase 10-fold to 20-fold over resting levels, making heat illness a big risk in hot weather. The author describes how to assess environmental heat stress, what acclimatization requires, and how athletes can stay well-hydrated (hint: it's a good idea to switch drinks after a workout). A sidebar reports on the heat-illness experience at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Phillip B. Sparling, EdD; Mindy Millard-Stafford, PhD
Managing Golf Injuries
Technique and Equipment Changes That Aid Treatment
To treat and prevent golf injuries, shortening the backswing or getting clubs with larger grips may be as important as stretching, strengthening, and anti-inflammatories. The author discusses the most common injuries in amateur golfers and explains the role of golf technique and equipment in both causing and treating them.
CAPT John P. Metz, MD
Cysts and Other Masses About the Knee
Identifying and Treating Common and Rare Lesions
A mass in or near the knee joint will usually turn out to be a popliteal, ganglion, or meniscal cyst, but a number of other conditions must be considered as well. MRI often helps clinch the diagnosis if the history and physical aren't sufficient. In many cases, management of a cyst hinges on treating underlying pathology, such as arthritis or a meniscal tear.
Warren D. Yu, MD; Matthew S. Shapiro, MD
Dorsal Dislocations of the MCP Joint: Assessment and Closed Reduction
The clinical signs of simple and complex dorsal dislocations of the metacarpophalangeal joint are different. Recognizing the difference is important, because a simple dislocation can be reduced in closed fashion, whereas a complex injury usually requires surgery.
CAPT Edward R. McDevitt, MD
Welcome, New Editors! Strengthening the Journal, Serving the Readers
Continuing Sportsmedicine Education
Homocysteine and Heart Disease: A Culprit, or Just a Suspect?
News From the ACSM Annual Meeting
Strength Training Bolsters Cardiac Rehab
New Test for Superior Labral Tears of the Shoulder
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Higher in Minority Youth
New Device Measures Compartment Pressure
CME Self Test
This test has expired, but additional CME credit available at https://www.physsportsmed.com/cme.htm
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