A Dictionary of Sports Injuries and Disorders

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Parthenon Publishing Group, 1996 - Medical - 155 pages
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This is a complete, up-to-date dictionary of medical terms used to describe sports injuries and disorders. The entries are medically accurate and reliable, but clear enough for non-specialists, lay readers, and students. Examples: Acute anterior cervical spinal cord injury syndrome is the result of a severe injury to the neck that can occur in contact sports such as football and rugby. It is characterized by an immediate acute paralysis of all four limbs with loss of pain and temperature up to the level of the lesion, but with preservation of the posterior column sensations of position, motion, vibration, and part of touch. Acute cervical radiculopathy can occur in weight lifters. It is characterized by neck and shoulder pain and pain radiating down the arm. Treatment is conservative. Structural degeneration of cervical vertebrae may be demonstrated by X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging and this is a contraindication to resuming this sport. Biceps tendon rupture can occur in gymnasts and throwers. Clinical features are a sudden snap, a sharp pain, and the appearance of a gap in the muscle. Treatment involves ice and a sling. The rupture can heal but there is likely to be permanent weakness in the muscle. Surgical repair is sometimes necessary.

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
21
Section 4
27
Section 5
37
Section 6
43
Section 7
47
Section 8
53
Section 15
83
Section 16
91
Section 17
93
Section 18
97
Section 19
113
Section 20
115
Section 21
119
Section 22
137

Section 9
55
Section 10
59
Section 11
67
Section 12
73
Section 13
75
Section 14
79
Section 23
147
Section 24
149
Section 25
151
Section 26
153
Section 27
155
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