Netter's Sports Medicine Book and Online Access at

1st Edition


  • Christopher Madden
  • Margot Putukian
  • Eric McCarty
  • Craig Young
  • Key Features

    • Includes online access to a companion web site featuring the complete text, an Image Bank containing all of the book’s illustrations, downloadable for your personal use, twenty patient education brochures, and more.
    • Presents more than 1,000 Netter illustrations accompanied by photos of physical examination techniques, radiographs, and other imaging techniques—including CT and MRI—that equip you with a rich visual understanding of sports medicine.
    • Features a bulleted text format for quick-read guidance.
    • Organizes information by specific types of injuries as well as different types of sports for an easy-to-access reference.
    • Discusses traditional along with less common sports for comprehensive coverage that is up to date.
    • Includes a section that examines considerations for specific athlete populations, including children, women, the senior athlete and the physically challenged, to help you meet their special needs.
    • Presents the cross-disciplinary contributions of primary care physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, dentists, orthopaedic surgeons, and others, who provide a well-rounded perspective on the subject.
    • Combines current, evidence-based information with expert clinical guidance for a high-yield reference.

    Table of Contents


    1 The Team Physician
    2 The Certified Athletic Trainer and the Training room
    3 The Preparticipation Physical Examination
    4 Sideline Preparedness and Emergencies on the Field
    5 Sports Nutrition
    6 Sports Supplements
    7 Sports Pharmacology of Pain and Inflammation Control in Athletes


    8 The Pediatric Athlete
    9 The High School Athlete: Setting up a High School Sports Medicine Program
    10 The Female Athlete
    11 The Senior Athlete
    12 The Physically Challenged Athlete


    13 Exercise Prescription and Physiology
    14 Aerobic Training
    15 Resistance Training
    16 Flexibility


    17 Exercise in the Heat and Heat Illness
    18 Exercise in the Cold and Cold Injuries
    19 High Altitude Training and Competition


    20 The Role of Sports Psychology and Psychiatry
    21 Drugs and Doping in Athletes
    22 Eating Disorders in Athletes
    23 Overtraining


    24 Infections in Athletes
    25 Gastrointestinal Problems
    26 Hematologic Problems in Athletes
    27 Renal and Genitourinary Problems
    28 The Athlete with Diabetes
    29 The Athlete's Heart and Sudden Cardiac Death
    30 The Hypertensive Athlete
    31 Exercise Induced Bronchospasm, Anaphylaxis, and Urticaria
    32 Neurologic Problems in the Athlete
    33 Headache in the Athlete
    34 Skin Problems in the Athlete
    35 Connective Tissue and Rheumatologic Conditions in Sports


    36 Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sports
    37 Comprehensive Rehabilitation of the Athlete


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    About the editors

    Christopher Madden

    Christopher C. Madden, MD is in private practice on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. His sports medicine practice is broad, and he has special interests in head injuries, bio-mechanics, environmental and altitude medicine, backcountry sports, endurance and ultra-endurance medicine, snowboarding injuries, and cycling and mountain biking injuries. Chris edits and authors a variety of topics in sports publications, ranging from previsit patient education to professional textbooks. He also teaches sports medicine to primary care residents from Rose and the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Programs, in addition to out-of-state residents. He is active in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, where he is on the Board of Directors, is past annual meeting Program Chair, has served on the Program Planning and Public Relations Committees, and currently chairs the Economics Committee, where he has developed various sports medicine economics and business practice tools, workshops, and national presentations for the membership. Chris is also involved with the American College of Sports Medicine, where he has served on the Education Committee and has served on and chaired panels at various annual meetings. An avid backcountry enthusiast, Chris loves to tackle epic rides and ultra-endurance, cross-country, and Super D races on his mountain bikes, snowboard and telemark in pristine, off-piste, and backcountry powder, trail run, hike, mountaineer and rock climb, ride motocross, practice yoga, and spend time with his family.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Family Medicine; Sports and Family Medicine Physician, Private Practice, Longs Peak Family Practice, Longmont; Team Physician, Niwot High School, Niwot, CO

    Margot Putukian

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director of Athletic Medicine, Princeton University; Associate Professor, UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson; Past President American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; Chair US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee; NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee

    Eric McCarty

    Eric C. McCarty, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a longtime interest in sports medicine and athletics. He attended college at the University of Colorado, where he excelled and received numerous honors for his exploits in the classroom, as well as on the football field, where he was an All Big-Eight linebacker and also was an Academic All-American. After medical school at the University of Colorado, he completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. From there he completed an intensive year of fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the internationally renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He subsequently returned to Vanderbilt as a faculty member in the department of orthopaedics. In 2003, Dr. McCarty was recruited from Vanderbilt University to take over the sports medicine and shoulder program and to serve as the head team physician for the University of Colorado and University of Denver athletic programs. His specialized practice involves the care of these collegiate athletes, as well as recreational and highly competitive athletes from the community. In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. McCarty is very active in research, teaching, and writing articles in the field of sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery. He has received grants for his research and frequently gives talks at both the national and international level. Since his playing days, Dr. McCarty continues to maintain a very active lifestyle with his family. He enjoys the activities he grew up with in Colorado, including hiking, cycling, climbing, and skiing. This carries over into his unbridled dedication to returning his patients to their desired activity/sport.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Fellowship Director, Colorado Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship; Director of Sports Medicine, University of Colorado Department of Athletics; Head Team Physician University of Colorado; Head Team Physician, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

    Craig Young

    Craig C. Young, MD, is a professor and the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received a BS degree (cum laude) in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed a residency in family medicine at UCLA and a sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Young has served as a team physician for the Milwaukee Brewers since 1994 and company physician for the Milwaukee Ballet since 1992. He has also served as a team physician at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (Chula Vista) and is a team physician for the U.S. National Snowboard Team. In 2007, he was appointed by the U.S. Olympic Committee as a team physician for the 23rd World Winter University Games in Torino, Italy. Dr. Young is board certified in both family practice and sports medicine. He was the President of the American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) from 2007 to 2008. His clinical interests include dance medicine, wilderness medicine, female athletes, adolescent athletes, and endurance athletes. His research interests include dance medicine, in-line skating, and injury prevention.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Community and Family Medicine, Medical Director of Sports Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin; Team Physician, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Brewers, U.S. National Snowboard Team; President 2007-2008 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Milwaukee, Wisconsin