December 1999 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 13 - DECEMBER 99
Eight Nonavalanche Snow-Immersion Deaths
Tree wells—deep, loose snow around conifers with low-hanging branches—can trap and kill skiers and snowboarders, as this case series describes. Precautions are a must for deep-powder enthusiasts.
Robert Cadman, PhD
A Nordic skier had shoulder pain and thumb numbness after falling during a race. What was initially thought to be a shoulder injury turned out to be a cervical facet fracture—an injury not previously reported in Nordic skiing.
Timothy Floyd, MD
Advantages of Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine
The ability to show anomalies in blood perfusion or metabolic activity makes radionuclide scanning useful for diagnosing various nonorthopedic disorders, including coronary artery disease and hyperthyroidism. Recent advances have improved the detection of very small abnormalities.
Carlos E. Jimenez, MD
A young man who was training for a marathon had a scaly plaque and nail discoloration on his second toe. Take a look at the photo and see if you can make the diagnosis.
Brian B. Adams, MD
CME Self Test
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.