Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

by Jacqueline Langwith

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.; This volume provides background information on the circumstances surrounding injured human athletes. It provides information on the latest advances in treating sports injuries including ACL tears, commentary about controversial sports injury issues such a; Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737763584
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Sports Injuries

1 An Overview of Sports Injuries Maureen Haggerty Teresa G. Odle Rebecca J. Frey 15

2 ACL Tears Are One of the Most Common Types of Sports Injuries Jonathan Cluett 24

3 Brain Injuries and Collision Sports Derrick Z. Jackson 30

4 Tommy John Surgery Has Saved Many Baseball Players' Careers Will Carroll Thomas Gorman 42

5 How Sports Injuries Are Treated: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease 52

6 Athletes Look to Biologic Medicine to Treat Sports Injuries Nicholas Kulish 60

Chapter 2 Controversies About Sports Injuries

1 There Is an Epidemic of Youth Sports Injuries Caused by Overplaying Jane E. Brody 68

2 There Is a Troubling Rise in Sports-Related Youth Concussions Kathleen Doheny 74

3 Many Childhood Sports Injuries Are Preventable Mary Brophy Marcus 79

4 Soccer Players Should Wear Protective Headgear Soccer Nation 84

5 The National Football League Is Largely Responsible for Players' Concussions Jerome Solomon 89

6 The National Football League Should Not Be Held Responsible for Players' Concussions Ryan Gorman 94

Chapter 3 Personal Experiences with Sports Injuries

1 A Mother Responds When Her Son Suffers a Sports-Related Brain Injury Victoria Tilney McDonough 100

2 A Doctor Discusses Brain Injuries in Boxers and Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Charles Bernick, as told to Jack Encarnacao 109

Glossary 117

Chronology 121

Organizations to Contact 124

For Further Reading 128

Index 131

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