Written by members of the Hughston Society, this text focuses on the concerns involved in treating the injured athlete. Practical guidelines are included to aid complete rehabilitation and a return to action for patients. The scope of the book is useful for all team physicians whether they are working with scholastic athletes or professionals. There is information on all aspects of being a well-prepared team physician, including essential material on establishing a sports medicine program, injury epidemiology, preparticipation physical, and the legal aspects of being a team physician. Nearly 100 chapters cover a range of sports-related injuries logically arranged by section of the body. Each chapter discusses the mechanisms of injury, diagnosing injury, and conservative and surgical options. The coverage details medical conditions encountered by athletes of all ages.