ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review by Francis G O'Connor MD

By Francis G O'Connor MD

The box of activities medication is evolving, speeded up by means of rising applied sciences and altering future health care rules. to stick up to the mark and ace the forums, you wish a source that strikes at your pace.

 Sanctioned via the yank collage of activities drugs (ACSM), this convenient overview addresses all components of the activities medication subspecialty board examination—with assurance that spans the complete spectrum of activities medication, from clinical to skeletal stipulations on the topic of the athlete. The editors and authors comprise orthopedic surgeons, relations physicians, pediatricians, inner drugs experts, physiatrists, qualified athletic running shoes, actual therapists, psychologists, nutritionists, workout physiologists and extra, making sure that you’ll enjoy the vast spectrum of workmanship embraced through the specialty.

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• Seven handy sections handle common issues, review of the injured athlete, clinical difficulties, musculoskeletal difficulties, ideas of rehabilitation, sports-specific populations, and particular populations.

• finished coverage contains all subject parts featured on activities medication subspecialty board exams.

• Easy-access bulleted structure makes crucial proof uncomplicated to find and recall.

• Tables, figures, and algorithms make advanced principles effortless to understand and retain.


• a web significant other resource comprises approximately 1,000 board-style perform questions with cause for proper and wrong responses—a smart way to check your wisdom and enhance your examination performance!

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If a team physician is encouraged to participate in an interview, insist that written questions be submitted beforehand so that appropriate remarks can be constructed for the record. indd 4 can be reviewed with team coaches, athletic trainers, and administrators to ensure consistency, accuracy, and regard for the athlete’s privacy. ■ A team physician may need to discuss an athlete’s medical condition with his or her parents, especially if the athlete is a minor. It may be beneficial to send a letter to all parents of athletes less than 18 years old before the season, describing the role of the team physician and the continued importance of the personal primary care physician to the athlete’s overall heath.

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