Key Features

  • Uses 1,150 full-color photographs, including a wealth of arthroscopic images, to vividly depict a full range of conditions and techniques.
  • Summarizes information in a systematic way using color-coded sections.
  • Integrates basic science information throughout, focusing on knowledge directly relevant to clinical practice.
  • Addresses operative management of sports injuries as well as non-surgical aspects such as nutrition, co-existing medical conditions, rehabilitation, and more.
  • Incorporates numerous algorithms to facilitate decision making.
  • Covers both general rehabilitation principles and rehabilitation of specific injuries, and provides return-to-play guidance for both you and your anxious patients.
  • Includes treatment recommendations for both competitive and recreational athletes, ranging from adolescents to late middle age.
  • Presents authors' pearls and pitfalls for effective treatment.

Table of Contents

1. The Role of the Team Physician

2. Preparticipation physical exam

3. Onfield Emergencies and Preparedness

4. Cardiac problems/ sudden death

5. Medications and supplements and Ergogenic Drugs

6. Environmental Stressors in Sports Medicine

7. The Psychological Aspects of Healing the Injured Athlete

8. The female athlete

9. The Pediatric Athlete

10. The mature adult athlete

11. Principles of rehabilitation

12. Safety Issues for Musculoskeletal Allografts

13. Muscle Injuries

14. Head injuries

15. Cervical Spine


16. Physical Examination of the Athlete’s Shoulder: The “Differential-Directed” Approach

17. Principles and Pearls of Shoulder Arthroscopy

18. Anterior Shoulder Instability

19. Posterior Instability

20. Multidirectional Instability

21. Overuse injuries

22. SLAP lesions/labral tears

23. Internal Impingement

24. Biceps Tendon Disorders

25. Rotator Cuff Disorders

26. Acromioclavicular problems

27. Clavicle Fractures and Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries

28. Scapulothoracic Disorders

29. Nerve Injuries

30. Traumatic Shoulder Muscle Ruptures

31. Pediatric Shoulder

32. Shoulder Rehabilitation


33. History and Physical Examination of the Elbow

34. Elbow Instability and Arthroscopy

35. Elbow Overuse Injuries, Tendinosis, Nerve Compression

36. Tendon ruptures

37. Pediatric Elbow

Hand and Wrist

38. Physical exam and evaluation of the hand and wrist

39. Carpal fractures

40. Wrist Soft Tissue Injuries

41. Hand Injuries in Athletes

42. Hand and wrist rehab

43. Lumbar spine, low back

44. Abdomen and Pelvis Athletic Injuries

45. Hip Joint


46. Physical Exami


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About the authors

Darren Johnson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Scott Mair

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Team Physician, University of Kentucky, Team Physician, Kentucky State University, Lexington, KY