This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, Guest Edited by Drs. Lyle Micheli and Pierre d'Hemecourt, focuses on Spinal Injuries in the Athlete. Articles in this outstanding issue include: Sport Specific Biomechanics of Spinal Injuries in the Athlete (Throwing Athletes, Rotational Sports and Contact-collision); Sport Specific Biomechanics of Spinal Injuries in the Athlete (Dance, Figure Skating and Gymnastics); Back Pain in the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete; Spinal Deformity and Congenital Abnormalities; The Young Adult Spine; The Aging Spine; Thoraco-lumbar Spine: Trauma and spinal deformity: Indications for Surgical Fusion and Return to Play Criteria; Overview of spinal interventions; Congenital and Acute Cervical Spine injuries with Return to Play Criteria; Degenerative Cervical Spine Disease; Spinal cord abnormalities; Infectious, Inflammatory, and Metabolic Diseases of the Spine; and Spinal tumors.
By Pierre A. d'Hemecourt, MD, Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston and Lyle J. Micheli, MD, Director Division of Sports Medicine, Associate in Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Children's Hospital; Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
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