THE BRAIN, SPINE AND NERVES IN SPORTS

The Brain, Spine and Nerves in Sports

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The definitive text on the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related neurological injuries

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Auteur(s) Nicholas Theodore, Russell R. Lonser
Éditeur THIEME
Date 20/08/2024
Pages 272
Taille 28 x 21
Type Relié
ISBN 9781684201143

Description détaillée : The Brain, Spine and Nerves in Sports

Although musculoskeletal injuries are by far the most common injuries seen in sports, neurological injuries are often the most serious and potentially devastating.


The Brain, Spine and Nerves in Sports is a comprehensive textbook edited by neurosurgeons Nicholas Theodore and Russell R. Lonser, internationally renowned experts in sports-related brain and spine trauma. The book covers intricacies associated with the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related neurological injuries, with firsthand, collaborative insights from a who's who of multidisciplinary neurological experts in sports injury medicine.

The book is organized into four sections and 40 thoughtfully curated chapters covering diagnosis, surgical and nonsurgical approaches, and management of traumatic brain injuries, concussions, spinal cord injuries, and peripheral nerve injuries.

The final chapter focuses on leveraging concussion data to improve the safety of American football. Each chapter blends theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practices, case studies, and practical insights derived from the authors' extensive clinical experience.

What are the Key Features of "The Brain, Spine and Nerves in Sports" ?

  • Contributions and pearls from leading authorities in the fields of neurosurgery, spine surgery, sports medicine, and rehabilitation
  • The latest advancements, techniques, and best practices for managing neurological conditions in athletes, presented in a succinct, easy-to-digest format, with short videos
  • Detailed, critical overviews of sports-related neurological injuries in American football, soccer, cycling, baseball, skiing, combat sports, ice hockey, rugby, and more
  • A wealth of tables and assessment tools to enhance management of challenging, often time-sensitive situations, including complex return-to-play issues

This definitive textbook will help neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, trainers, sports medicine physicians, and pain management physicians optimize patient outcomes, enhance performance, and promote the overall well-being of athletes at all levels of competition.


Who are the Authors of "The Brain, Spine and Nerves in Sports" ?


Nicholas Theodore , M.D. : director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center, (Baltimore MD, USA) is a nationally recognized expert in brain and spinal cord injury, minimally invasive spine surgeries and robotics. As an award-winning teacher and researcher, Dr. Theodore has written or co-authored 30 book chapters, over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles and is co-holder of 10 patents for medical devices and procedures. His research focuses on trauma, spinal cord injuries, robotics and developing an understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of spinal diseases.


Dr. Theodore treats patients with a variety of spinal disorders including, trauma, Chiari malformations, spinal deformities, degenerative spine conditions and spinal cord tumors. He sees patients at both the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.



Sommaire : The Brain, Spine and Nerves in Sports

Part I: Brain
1 Sports-Related Head Injury
2 Imaging of Sports-Related Neurological Injuries
3 Management of Sports-Related Head Injury in the Athlete
4 Post-concussion Syndrome Management
5 Congenital Cranial Anomalies and Implications for Athletics
6 Considerations for the Child with Sports-Related Head Injury
7 Concussion: Long-term Sequelae
Part II: Spine
8 Sports-Related Spine Injuries
9 Biomechanics of the Head and Spine in Sports
10 Nonsurgical Treatment of Spinal Injuries
11 Emergent Management of the Athlete with Spinal Cord Injury
12 Physical Examination of the Athletic Spine
13 Rehabilitation of Athletic Spinal Injuries
14 Spinal Manipulation
15 Surgery: Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion
16 Surgery: Cervical Arthroplasty
17 Surgery: Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
18 Surgery: Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Fusion
19 Surgery: Direct Pars Repair for Spondylolysis
20 Return to Play after Spinal Injury
21 Congenital Spinal Anomalies and Implications for Athletics
Part III: Peripheral Nerves
22 Anatomy and Physical Examination of the Peripheral Nerves
23 Common Peripheral Nerve Problems in Athletes: Diagnosis and Management
Part IV: Sports
24 American Football
25 Soccer
26 Golf
27 Cycling
28 Rowing
29 Professional Motorsport Racing
30 Gymnastics
31 Equestrian
32 Baseball
33 Skiing
34 Combat Sports
35 Ice Hockey
36 Weightlifting
37 Rugby
38 Aquatic Sports
39 The Future of Traumatic Brain Injury
40 Concussions in the National Football League: Using Data to Improve Game Safety

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