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Any Given Monday: Raising an Injury-Free Athlete
One of the most renowned sports surgeons in the country uses his extensive experience with athletes across all sports for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries--especially among young athletes.Every year, more than 3.5 million children under the age of fourteen require medical treatment for sports-related injuries. More than a fifth of traumatic brain injuries in ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Scribner
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I had hoped that the top name in sports medicine would provide some significant insights for parents of young athletes. But this book fails completely. The bulk of the book consists of brief chapters on medical issues arising in a ridiculously wide array of sports. So unless your child is involved in 40 different sports, ranging from baseball to equestrian, then, by definition, most of the book is irrelevant to you. And those sports-specific chapters are too brief to provide anything beyond ...more
Very few specifics are offered in the book, but for good reason. Nothing beats the opinion of a medical professional who has had the opportunity to evaluate the injury first hand. It would be incredibly foolish to try to cover all injuries and what is needed for each injury in a single book. The book does offer strong support to other medical professionals like athletic trainers and strongly advocates having ATs in every high school. The biggest drawback is some questionable claims regarding ...more