October 1, 1999 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 10 - OCTOBER 1, 1999
Exercise, an Active Lifestyle, and Obesity
Exercise is important for weight loss, but overweight patients may be held back by lack of time, embarrassment, or an inability to exercise vigorously. One way to help is to encourage them to seize activity opportunities amid the daily routine.
Ross E. Andersen, PhD
Acute Knee Injuries
An athlete who has a knee injury needs to be examined promptly, before guarding can set in and interfere. Explained here are the essentials of the history and physical exam, including tests for anterior and posterior translation, valgus and varus laxity, and rotational abnormalities.
Robert F. LaPrade, MD; Fred Wentorf, MS
Neck Pain and Dyspnea in a Swimmer
After a strenuous practice, a college swimmer reported neck pain that turned out to be pneumomediastinum. His case demonstrates how to recognize this condition and the importance of stopping sports activity until symptoms have resolved.
Richard T. Ferro, MD; Douglas B. McKeag, MD, MS
Refractive Surgery for Active Patients
Since corrective lenses and sports don't always mix well, athletes may ask about refractive surgery. Current surgical techniques allow some patients to dispense with glasses, but patients must be aware of the risks and of the chance they will need corrective lenses in some situations.
Bruce H. Schwartz, MD; Bruce M. Zagelbaum, MD
A 46-year-old man presented with medial swelling of his left knee that had developed after a fall. Judging from his history and an MRI, how would you diagnose his condition?
John Lin, MD; Christine Chang, MD
Letters to the Editor
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