Clinical Sports Medicine
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|Format:||Hardback, 1032 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||80 colour illus|
|Published In: ||United States, 08 August 2009|
This revised third edition contains 80 illustrations now in full colour! The book is the winner of the highly commended prize in the Orthopaedics and Rheumatology Category of the 2007 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. 'A previously good textbook has just got better! I particularly like the colour coding for chapters. Sections have been updated by experts in the individual topic areas. The new illustrations are used to demonstrate principles and example exercises. Brilliant: it is difficult to praise this book highly enough as it is an excellent textbook. The new illustrations, updated sections and use of eminent sports medicine specialists as co-authors help to reassure that every effort has been made to improve this book' - "BMA Reviewer Quote". "Clinical Sports Medicine" is one of McGraw-Hill Australia's best-selling titles - next to John Murtagh's "General Practice" and is also a most high-profile Australian title globally. The book was selected as the 2001 Book of the Year by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Its appeal is that it is a comprehensive text on sports medicine and it adopts a broad, multi-disciplinary approach, therefore, sells well in fields such as massage therapy, physiotherapy and musculoskeletal specialties, as well as to sports physicians and sports trainers. This also means it has a broad appeal to medical students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, notably adopted on courses at Melbourne (where Peter Brukner is an associate professor), Monash, La Trobe, South Australia, Sydney and Griffith universities. Once more, as well as being a key title in the local and US medical catalogues, it is core to our growing sports medicine list. The two authors, Peter Brukner and Karim Khan, are high-profile sports physicians and academics, both having been heavily involved in the last three Olympic Games and presenting regularly overseas. Professor Brukner was the first non-American Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian College of Sports Medicine. Professor Khan has been based at the University of British Columbia, Canada, since 1995 and runs the authors' website that strongly promotes the book using the cover as the main design theme, and includes abstracts that focus on sections applicable to particular disciplines.
This is a comprehensive overview of multiple general medical and orthopedic issues of the athlete. Helpful tables, diagrams, and other illustrations complement succinct, yet informative, text. This edition maintains the organized and user-friendly approach of the second edition published in 2001.. .
Hoping to provide a "gold standard" review for a variety of sports medicine professionals, the authors systematically detail the breadth of sports medicine in one unified text. It is an excellent objective for a field so diverse and dynamic. The result is an incredibly versatile book readers will consult on many different sports medicine issues.. .
The authors have geared this book for a wide variety of health professionals and students linked to the field of sports medicine. The extensive array of topics covered certainly engages those in all specialties, including therapists, physicians, and athletic trainers. In particular, family physicians and others who serve as team physicians or who encounter athletes in their medical practice will appreciate the book's coverage of both musculoskeletal and general medical issues. The use of an internationally renowned cadre of authors helps this book serve as a global exchange of sports medicine knowledge.. .
This book is best defined by its well organized approach to comprehensively covering a subject of many topics. Particularly well covered are biomechanics, Achilles region injuries, and a variety of general medical issues encountered in sports medicine, including headaches, pulmonary disease, and environmental conditions. The various tables, algorithms, andillustrations are well placed and appropriately support the text. The patient information sheets provided on the enclosed CD are a unique feature and come in handy for practicing clinicians. While the comprehensive nature of the book does limit the level of detail accorded each topic, readers will still find the overview an excellent source of reliable and practical information.. .
Because this book is well organized, comprehensive in its breadth, and easy to use, it serves as a fundamental part of any sports medicine library. While other books in the field explore limited subjects in detail, this one provides a detailed, yet practical, review of a variety of subjects. It is an easy resource to access for the busy clinician or other professional seeking a review of nearly any topic in sports medicine. It also could be used as a textbook for general sports medicine courses at the collegiate level. The additional chapters in the third edition, helpful CD with patient information sheets, and updated information about a rapidly advancing field, distinguish this edition from the earlier ones. . .
Weighted Numerical Score: 91 - 4 Stars!.
|Publisher: ||McGraw-Hill Medical|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 18.0 x 4.0 centimeters (2.09 kg)|