Sports Injuries

Riley J. Williams and Thomas L. Wickiewicz

Ce.r.v.ic.alspine

Thoracolumbar, spine Shoulder

Elbow Hand

Knee,(ligamentous,,,injuries) Running, injuries,

During the past decade, the importance of regular exercise in the maintenance of good health has been well established. Consequently, with increasing attention now focused on personal fitness, the incidence of sports-related injuries has increased significantly. Both primary care physicians and specialists can expect to see a variety of athletic injuries. All clinicians should be able to recognize these conditions and administer appropriate care. A thorough history, physical examination, musculoskeletal imaging, and laboratory testing are all important in arriving at the proper diagnosis. A treatment plan is then developed for the injured athlete based on these objective findings.

I. Cervical spine. Injuries to the cervical spine range from mild to severe. Certain athletic activities (football, diving, gymnastics) are associated with an increased incidence of cervical spinal injury in comparison with other sports. Prompt recognition and treatment of persons who suffer cervical spinal injuries may prevent the progression or severity of the associated neurologic injury.

A. Anatomy. See Chapter14.

B. Classification of cervical spinal injuries. Neck injuries can be classified according to neurologic sequelae or the type of force acting on the cervical spine at the time of injury.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Insider Nutrition Secrets

Insider Nutrition Secrets

Secrets To Living Longer And Healthier Revealed By Nutrition Scientist! Insider Nutrition Secrets. Have you ever wondered what it might be like to find the long lost Fountain of Youth? We cant promise you that, but we can give you a close second. Starting today, learn the facts about what your body really needs to survive longer and healthier. Discover insider information from a former food and drug expert. Learn how a new food or drug is developed from the beginning until it finally reaches your grocers shelves.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment