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The five minute sports medicine consult
  1. C Milne

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    Edited by Mark D Bracker. Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001, £53.00 (hardcover), pp 631. ISBN 0781730457

    The idea for this book grew out of a weekly didactic lecture series on the Fellowship programme at the University of California, San Diego. Mark Bracker is the director of the programme, and he has assembled some 200 contributing authors to provide a potted summary of virtually all the common conditions seen in sports medicine practice.

    Each chapter is in a stereotyped format; most occupy a two page spread. The entry includes basic definitions, epidemiological data, and mechanism of injury. Diagnostic aspects are logically divided into history, examination, and imaging. Then follows a brief description of acute and long term treatment, plus commonly asked questions. Each chapter concludes with a listing of the ICD-9 code plus a …

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