The Female Athlete

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Mary Lloyd Ireland, Aurelia Nattiv
W.B. Saunders, 2002 - Medical - 803 pages
From sports participation to sports-specific conditions, this state-of-the-art text provides comprehensive guidance on the medical, psychological, and orthopedic issues unique to female athletes of all ages, both competitive and recreational. Expert authorities explore the history of the female athlete · psychology, physiology, and nutrition · performance issues · general medical conditions · the female athlete triad · rehabilitation · and much more.

  • Discusses obstetric and gynecologic concerns in the female athlete, including menstrual dysfunction · exercise-associated amenorrhea and leptin · sexually transmitted diseases · hormonal disorders · breast disorders and injuries · contraception · fertility · pregnancy · and postpartum issues.

  • Features an orthopedic section, covering all major injuries.

  • Includes chapters dealing with sport-specific injuries and conditions, as well as evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation.

  • Provides up-to-date research and contributions from national and international experts in the field.

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Participation and Historical Perspective
Epidemiology of Injuries
Social and Psychological Aspects of Athletic

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