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Sports Injuries Guidebook-2nd Edition

Sports Injuries Guidebook-2nd Edition

ISBN 9781492587095

Regular price $29.95 $0.00

Injuries happen, and when they do, athletes and coaches need to have access to quick support. With Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition, you will be equipped with the information you need for sports injury identification and return-to-play guidelines.

Dr. Robert Gotlin, a former medical consultant to the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty, the New York Yankees, and the New Jersey Nets, has assembled 24 top specialists in sports medicine to create an authoritative guide covering more than 150 common sports injuries, including the following:
  • Concussions
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • IT band syndrome
  • Shin splits
Chapters cover injuries for most body regions and include anatomical drawings of the injured area, a description of common causes, identification clues, an explanation of symptoms, immediate treatment options, and guidelines for returning to action.

This second edition also features new chapters explaining how and why injuries happen, as well as different types of injection therapies and when they may be most beneficial. You’ll also learn how to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place with proper conditioning, body maintenance, and nutrition.

With high-quality illustrations and a user-friendly format, Sports Injuries Guidebook will arm you with the expert guidance you need to understand injuries and get back in the game.


Athletes, coaches, fitness professionals, personal trainers, and the weekend warrior.
Chapter 1. Biomechanics of Function and Injury
Adam Gotlin

Chapter 2. Body Maintenance, Conditioning, Strengthening, and Injury Prevention
Jeff Young

Chapter 3. Injury Types, Assessment, and Management
Matthew Gotlin and Laith Jazrawi

Chapter 4. Concussions and Head Injuries
Josh Krassen

Chapter 5. Neck and Cervical Spine Injuries
Richard Goldberg

Chapter 6. Shoulder Injuries
Edmund S. Evangelista

Chapter 7. Arm and Elbow Injuries
Andrew L. Sherman and Jesse N. Charnoff

Chapter 8. Wrist and Hand Injuries
Steven Beldner, Marcel A. Bas, and Daniel B. Polatsch

Chapter 9. Chest and Abdominal Injuries
David Perna

Chapter 10. Back Injuries
Joseph Lee

Chapter 11. Hip Injuries
Michael M. Weinik, Reed C. Williams, and Ilya Igolnikov

Chapter 12. Thigh and Hamstring Injuries
Lisa M. Bartoli

Chapter 13. Knee Injuries
Ron Noy

Chapter 14. Lower-Leg and Ankle Injuries
Christopher E Hubbard and William G. Hamilton

Chapter 15. Foot and Toe Injuries
Christopher E. Hubbard and William G. Hamilton

Chapter 16. Complementary and Integrative Health and Sports Injuries
Ann C. Cotter

Chapter 17. Injection Therapy and Biologics
Amir Mahajer and Julia Louisa Iafrate
Robert S. Gotlin, DO, was an academic and clinical authority in the subspecialty of orthopedic and sports medicine and rehabilitation. His medical school training was at the Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Miami, Florida, after which he had his internship at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and his residency training at the Mount Sinai Hospital, both in New York City. His interests included sports injuries, back pain, running injuries, tailbone pain, youth sports, and exercise prescription, and he wrote extensively and lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.

Gotlin frequently appeared in the media, on radio, television, and in print. He hosted the Dr. Rob Says . . . Sports Health and Fitness show, which aired on 1050 ESPN, where he offered expertise and advice on a myriad of related topics. He served on the medical team with W. Norman Scott, MD, team physician for the New York Knicks (NBA) and New York Liberty (WNBA), and was physiatrist consultant to Michael Kelly, MD, team physician for the New Jersey Nets (NBA), and to Stuart Hershon, MD, team physician for the New York Yankees (MLB). He was also the team physician for the Harlem Wizards professional basketball team.

Dr. Gotlin passed away in June of 2022.