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Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice

Angela D. Smith, MD
JAMA. 1994;272(16):1301-1302. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520160093053.
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Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine, edited by Carl L. Stanitski, Jesse C. DeLee, and David Drez, Jr, 410 pp, with illus, $125, ISBN 07-216-32615, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1994.

The two-volume set edited by DeLee and Drez and the companion volume on pediatric sports medicine, primarily edited by Stanitski, are targeted at orthopedic surgeons, who will appreciate the specific details regarding surgical indications and techniques, but they are likely to be consulted often by all physicians who provide musculoskeletal care for athletes—for both excellent practical clinical tips and heavily referenced discussions of basic science topics. The richly detailed chapters on musculoskeletal injuries include discussions of injury prevention, rehabilitation, and criteria for return to play. The sections on medical problems of athletes also recommend specific criteria for sports participation.

Roughly a quarter of the adult sports medicine text covers basic science and medical topics. The basic science authors are well


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