Examination, Imaging & Management
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The book outlines management implications of observations made at clinical examination and imaging of patients presenting with sports related musculoskeletal ailments. It clearly reviews typical findings of sports related injuries at clinical examination and at integrated imaging, including radiographs, ultrasound and MRI. The aim is to clearly define the practical implications of findings identified at MRI and ultrasound in patients with sports injuries.Table of Contents
- Content covers normal anatomy and then gives the commonly encountered pathologies.
- Chapters divided by anatomical regions for easy reference.
- Highly illustrated, with over 400 images and drawings.
- Written by four top experts in the field.
- Provides practical implications of findings.
[The authors’] prominence within their respective disciplines gives this book depth and credibility. IN writing this book I believe the authors have provided an excellent reference book for aspiring sport medicine physicians. By combining the expertise of these sport medicine specialists, this book encourages the development of clinical examination skills, promotes the understanding of the pathology underlying many sports injuries, and can be used as a guide on the optimal diagnostic tool to confirm diagnosis.
The layout of this book is user-friendly with each chapter beginning with a brief outline of the content, thus making it an ideal quick reference guide. At the end of each chapter the authors provide a useful list of additional references for future reading.
This book will find an audience among doctors who are involved in sports medicine and who would like to develop their clinical examination skills, and their management of sports related injuries. I think physiotherapists working in sports medicine will find this book engaging and it should prove a very useful reference book particularly when deciding on the optimal diagnostic test.
- Declan O’Sullivan, Physiotherapist to Cork Hurling Team.
By Stephen Eustace, MB, MSc(Hons), MRCPI, FFR(RCSI), FRCR, FFSEM(RCSI), Professor of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Cappagh National Orthopaedic & Mater Misericordiae Hospitals & University College Dublin, Ireland; Ciaran Johnston, MSc(RadSci), MRCPI, FRCR, Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; John M O'Byrne, MCh, FRCSI, FFSEM, RCPI, RCSI, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; and Pat O'Neill, FFSEM, RCPI, FCSI, Consultant Sports Medicine Physician, Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, Ireland