Product Description: This book takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating nerve and vascular injuries in athletes. With guidelines written by experts in the field, readers will learn how to identify the symptoms and accurately diagnose injuries to the spine, including herniated discs, stingers and transient quadriparesis, in addition to peripheral nerve injuries and vascular entrapments in the extremities. Less frequent diagnoses, such as thoracic outlet syndromes, are addressed as well. Chapters cover anatomy and pathophysiology, mechanisms of injury, classification systems, and physical exam and diagnostics. Algorithms aid with differential diagnosis, and cases facilitate the ready integration of concepts into clinical practice. Treatment recommendations include nonsurgical options and therapeutic exercise regimens. Indications for surgical treatments are also discussed. Evidence-based support for recommendations is provided where appropriate. By presenting the essentials for managing nerve and vascular injuries, this book is an ideal resource for sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists.
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