Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office

Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office
2nd Ed.
2018 © American Academy of Pediatrics
Jordan D. Metzl MD, FAAP
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-122-7
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-123-4
Sports Medicine, Pediatrics


Completely revised and updated, the second edition of this best-selling pediatric sports medicine resource provides step-by-step demonstrations of the examination and evaluation techniques for common sports injuries.

The book includes more than 100 images, plus 2+ hours of video covering physical examination keys, when to order radiographs, CT scans, and MRIs; treatment plan development; case-based coverage of common injuries, including ankle and foot, knee and lower leg, shoulder, wrist and elbow, hip and spine, and concussions and preventive strategies. Click here to preview a sample video.

This all-encompassing resource allows you to:

  • • Walk through case studies that highlight the issues most commonly seen at specific stages of development.
  • • View examinations and tests that can help you identify the extent and location of injury.
  • • See demonstrations of preventive strengthening exercises.
  • • Use proven approaches to diagnosing and managing sports injuries to improve your practice.
  • • Learn which test results to obtain and when.

New features:

  • • All chapters fully reviewed and updated
  • • New chapter on Trends in Prevention of Sports Injury in the Young Athlete
  • • 5 new sport-specific chapters
         o Soccer
         o Baseball and softball
         o Collision sports (football, hockey, lacrosse, and rugby)
         o Gymnastics
         o Running

Chapters provide:

  • • Overview of the sport(s)
  • • Overview of the sport history and demographic information in young athletes
  • • Cases-based scenarios that highlight the major issues in the sport
  • • Suggestions on how pediatric health professionals can ensure the safest sport experience in the sport

Doody's Reviews

Score: 89/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Overall, I would highly recommend this as a reference for pediatric residents or primary care physicians who treat young athletes. The added material in the second edition on injury prevention and sport-specific issues sets this book apart from many other books."

-- Rebecca Carl, MD, MSCI (Lurie Children's Hospital) - Doody's Review

"This workbook provides excellent, up-to-date instruction in the evaluation and management of many sports medicine injuries for general practitioners, residents, or medical students. The format with its case study approach makes it easy to read and follow and it is fairly comprehensive including many of the most common musculoskeletal injuries one would encounter in the office."

-- Aaron Karlin, MD (Ochsner for Children) Doody's Review - previous edition


Pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, residents, and medical students caring for young athletes are the intended audience. The book is aimed at general physicians and trainees rather than sports medicine specialists and orthopedists.

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