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October 1, 1999 Table of Contents

THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 10 - OCTOBER 1, 1999


Exercise, an Active Lifestyle, and Obesity
Making the Exercise Prescription Work

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

Patient Adviser
Simple Steps for Increasing Activity and Losing Weight
Ross E. Andersen, PhD


Acute Knee Injuries
On-the-Field and Sideline Evaluation

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
Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum Presentation and Return-to-Play Considerations

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
Weighing the Pros and Cons

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


Imaging Quiz
A Medial Soft-Tissue Mass of the Knee

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


Departments


Editorial Board


Editor's Notes
Sports Medicine: A Focus on Health


Staff


News Briefs
Training Programs May Lower Women's ACL Risk
Athletic Field Surfaces: New Products, Old Questions
Multiple Concussions Linked to Neurologic Deficits


Highlights
Mobilize Elbow After Dislocation
Anabolic Steroids and Muscle Healing
Conservative Treatment for Patellofemoral Pain


Pearls


Letters to the Editor
Correction: 'Allergen-Mediated Disease'
The Experience of a Medically Based Fitness Center


CME Self Test
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Index to Advertisers


Clinical Techniques
Prescribing Functional Braces for Knee Instability
Scott A. Paluska, MD; Douglas B. McKeag, MD, MS


In an effort to provide information that is scientifically accurate and consistent with accepted standards of medical practice, the editors and publisher of The Physician and Sportsmedicine routinely consult sources believed to be reliable. However, readers are encouraged to confirm this information with other sources. For example and in particular, physicians are advised to consult the prescribing information in the manufacturer's package insert before prescribing any drug mentioned.


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