Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete

Getting Back in the Game


  • Bruce Reider, AB, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emeritus, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, Head Team Physician, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • George Davies, PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, PES, FAPTA, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Program in Physical Therapy, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia; Associate Editor, Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Sports Physical Therapist, Coastal Therapy, Savannah, Georgia; Sports Physical Therapist, Gundersen Lutheran Sports Medicine, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
  • Matthew Provencher, MD, Chief, Sports Medicine and Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Prevent athletic injuries and promote optimal recovery with the evidence-based guidelines and protocols inside Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete! Practical, expert guidance; a templated, user-friendly format; and online videos of key rehabilitation exercises make this rehab reference ideal for any practitioner working with athletes!
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Book information

  • Published: December 2014
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-2780-3

Table of Contents

Part 1. Shoulder

Shoulder Instability

1. Anterior Shoulder Instability


Nonoperative Rehabilitation Following Anterior Capsulolabral Injury

Postoperative Rehabilitation After Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization

Postoperative Rehabilitation After Open Anterior Stabilization of the Shoulder With or Withour Bone Grafting (Iliac Crest Graft, Latarjet Procedure)

2. Posterior Shoulder Instability


Postoperative Rehabilitation After Open or Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Stabilization

Beyond Basic Rehabilitation: Return to Football After Posterior Shoulder Stabilization

3. Multidirectional Shoulder Instability


Nonoperative Rehabiliation of Multidirectional Shoulder Instability

Postoperative Rehabilitation After Treatment of Multidirectional Shoulder Instability

Beyond Basic Rehabilitation: Return to Swimming After Treatment for Multidirectional Shoulder Instability

Superior Labral Pathology (SLAP/Long Head Biceps)

4. Superior Labral Pathology (SLAP/Long Head Biceps)


Nonoperative Rehabilitation of Slap Tears

Postoperative Rehabilitation After Treatment of Slap Tears

Beyond Basic Rehabilitation: Return to Pitching and Throwing After Slap Tear Repair

Beyond Basic Rehabilitation: Return to Volleyball After Labral Surgery (Slap Repair or Debridement and Decompression of Spinoglenoid Notch Cyst)

5. Biceps Tendon Disorders


Nonoperative Rehabilitation of Long Head of Biceps Tendinitis/Tendinosis

Postoperative Rehabilitation After Biceps Tenotomy and Tenodesis

Beyond Basic Rehabilitation: Return to Weightlifting After Biceps Tenodesis

Rotator Cuff Injuries

6. Rotator Cuff Injuries


Nonoperative Rehabilitation of Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome

Postoperative Rehabilitation After Subacromial Decompression

Beyond Basic Rehabilitation: Return to Pitching After Subacromial Decompression

Nonoperative Rehabilitation of Internal Impingement

Postoperative Rehabilitation Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Beyond Basic Rehabiliation:REturn to Tennis After Rotator Cuff Repair

Beyond Basic Rehabilitation: Return to Golf After Rotator Cuff Repair

Acromioclavicular and Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries

7. Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries and Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries


V. Shoulder Cartilage Injuries, Arthritis, and Capsulitis

Adhesive Capsulitis and Shoulder Arthroplasty


I. Elbow and Forearm Injuries


Medial Epicondylitis

Epiphyseolysis and Osteochodritis

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries

Elbow Stiffness

Forearm Nerve Entrapments

Forearm Tendinitis

II. Wrist and Hand Injuries

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries

Jersey Finger and Mallet Finger

Thumb UCL Injuries


I. Lumbar Spine Injuries

Lumbar Strain/Sprains

Herniated Lumbar Disc


II. Thoracic Spine Injuries

Musculoskeletal Thoracic and Chest Injuries

III. Cervical Spine Injuries

Cervical Spine Strains, Sprains, and Burners

Cervical Spine Disc Injuries


I. Hip/Thigh Muscle Strains

Muscle Strains about the Hip and Thigh

Groin Injury

II. Femoroacetabular Impingement

Femoro-Acetabular Impingement and Labral Injuries

Stress Fractures of the Femoral Neck/Shaft


I. Extensor Mechanism Injuries

Patello-Femoral Pain and Instability

Patellar and Quadriceps Tendinopathy

II. Meniscus Injuries

Meniscus Injuries

III. Articular Cartilage Injuries

Articular Cartilage Injury (Including Osteochondritis Dissecans) in the Young Athletic Knee

IV. Ligament Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

Lateral Collateral Ligament and Posterolateral Ligament Injuries