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In That’s Gotta Hurt, the orthopaedist David Geier shows how sports medicine has had a greater impact on the sports we watch and play than any technique or concept in coaching or training. Injuries among professional and college athletes have forced orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers to develop new surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation techniques, and prevention strategies. In response to these injuries, sports themselves have radically changed their rules, mandated new equipment, and adopted new procedures to protect their players. Parents now openly question the safety of these sports for their children and look for ways to prevent the injuries they see among the pros. The influence that sports medicine has had in effecting those changes and improving both the performance and the health of the athletes has been remarkable.

Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike. That’s Gotta Hurt is a fascinating and important book for all athletes, coaches, and sports fans.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1 | Joan Benoit: The Advent of Arthroscopic Surgery
  2. pp. 9-24
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  1. 2 | Bernard King: Return to Elite Sports after ACL Injury
  2. pp. 25-40
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  1. 3 | Hines Ward: Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem Cells for Active People
  2. pp. 41-62
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  1. 4 | Phillip Hughes: Use of Protective Equipment in Sports
  2. pp. 63-77
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  1. 5 | Marc Buoniconti: Catastrophic Injuries in Football
  2. pp. 78-87
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  1. 6 | Sarah Burke: The Dangers of Extreme Sports
  2. pp. 88-102
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  1. 7 | Dave Duerson: Long-Term Brain Damage in Football
  2. pp. 103-130
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  1. 8 | Sam Bowie: Medical Evaluation and Clearance of Athletes to Play
  2. pp. 131-150
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  1. 9 | Michael Jordan: Return-to-Play Decisions in Sports
  2. pp. 151-165
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  1. 10 | Hank Gathers: Sudden Cardiac Deaths and Universal Screening
  2. pp. 166-180
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  1. 11 | Korey Stringer: Exertional Heat Stroke
  2. pp. 181-194
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  1. 12 | Brandi Chastain: Prevention of ACL Injuries
  2. pp. 195-215
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  1. 13 | Tommy John: Tommy John Surgery and Youth Baseball Injuries
  2. pp. 216-232
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 233-246
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 247-250
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 251-290
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 291-302
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 303-304
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781512600698
Print ISBN
9781611689068
MARC Record
OCLC
973222724
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-13
Open Access
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