Detecting and Treating Common Foot and Ankle Fractures. Part 1: The Ankle and Hindfoot
In this first of two articles, the author describes common ankle and hindfoot fractures that can be managed conservatively, as well as more severe fractures that require surgery. Radiographic examples illustrate diagnosis and treatment.
David B. Thordarson, MD
Aggressive Acne Treatment: As Simple as One, Two, Three?
Active patients who suffer from acne usually want not just healing skin, but clear skin. Accordingly, the authors outline a three-step treatment plan designed to maximize the chance of completely eliminating acne.
Ronald C. Savin, MD; Lisa M. Donofrio, MD
Imaging Quiz: A Swollen, Painful Elbow
A woman had a swollen, painful elbow with limited range of motion after her right arm was forcefully internally rotated behind her back. After looking at a lateral radiograph of her elbow, see if you can make the diagnosis and recommend treatment.
Jane T. Servi, MD; Robert J. Johnson, MD
Contraindications to Athletic Participation: Spinal, Systemic, Dermatologic, Paired-Organ, and Other Issues
In this second part of two articles on contraindications to activity, the author describes numerous conditions--such as spondylolysis, Marfan syndrome, and herpes--that may or may not rule out or limit an athlete's participation in sports. A table that grades activities by their level of impact and intensity will help physicians make the best return-to-play decisions.
James L. Moeller, MD
Evaluating and Treating Active Patients for Anemia
Although some active patients who have anemia may simply need iron supplementation, physicians need to look diligently for the cause. The problem can vary from poor nutrition to peptic ulcer disease. And, as is illustrated by a case report included here, the stoicism of an athlete can mask the causative illness.
Raymond J. Browne, MD, MPH
Bracing for Activity
For injured athletes who want to get back in the game, the right kind of brace might make a difference. Physicians can help by becoming familiar with the braces on the market, understanding their patients' activities, and discerning their patients' expectations and concerns.
Susan Wichmann and D.R. Martin
Congratulations to the Unsung Olympic Heroes
Tracking the 'Fen-Phen' Drug Trend
In High Spirits? Alcohol and Your Health
Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD
Coming in Sportsmedicine
Change of Address Information
CME Self Test
Cross-Training: Giving Yourself a Whole-Body Workout
Bryant Stamford, PhD
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