The Brain, Spine and Nerves in Sports

Nicholas Theodore, Russell Lonser

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  • Edition: 1 2025
  • Details: 272 pages, 124 ill., Hardback (Thread Stitching)
  • ISBN: 9781684201143
  • Media Type: Book
  • Language of text: English
  • Release date: 04.09.2024

US$ 149.99*

Media Type: Book

Product information The Brain, Spine and Nerves in Sports

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

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 three 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.

Key Features

  • 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.

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