The informative and well-received Sports Injuries Guidebook has published a second edition with new chapters on foot and ankle injuries, coauthored by Dr. Christopher Hubbard.
The original edition of Sports Injuries Guidebook, published in 2007 by Dr. Robert Gotlin, was written for those who deal with sports injuries on a daily basis, without the benefit of a medical degree. This extremely wide-ranging group includes personal trainers, fitness instructors, athletes, coaches and the thousands of weekend warriors who throw themselves into their sports or activities with every bit as much enthusiasm as trained athletes. This last group is particularly susceptible to injury and in need of such a guidebook.
Dr. Robert Gotlin, a board-certified orthopedist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, served as a medical consultant to several professional sports teams, including the New York Yankees, New York Knicks, New York Liberty and New Jersey Nets. Recognizing the fact that so many people do not have the benefit of “team doctors” on standby, Dr. Gotlin pulled together specialists in sports medicine to provide accessible information about sports injuries.
In the preface to Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition, Dr. Gotlin wrote, “this edition broadens its coverage to include more injuries and highlights recent advances in treating them.” Dr. Christopher Hubbard, board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and the former Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City, is featured in this edition, along with co-author, Dr. William G. Hamilton, in chapters covering lower leg and ankle injuries, as well as foot and toe injuries.
This guidebook is designed to give quick, easily understood information for anyone who suffers a sports injury, as well as those who work with or care for them outside of a medical facility. To do this, Dr. Hubbard and the other healthcare professionals who have shared their expertise in Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition have provided comprehensive and detailed information. This includes descriptions of common causes, symptoms and ways to identify particular types of injuries. Detailed, anatomical illustrations of the surrounding areas are included. There are recommendations for ways to treat immediately following the injury and guidelines for how long to wait before returning to the court or playing field, as well as when it would be a good idea to seek professional healthcare assistance.
Few will ever have the opportunity to live out their dreams of medaling on the world stage or making the cut in professional sports. That said, you don’t have to be a pro to love sports and want to be out there competing with others. We get so much joy and satisfaction trying to be the best at our favorite sport, but injuries will always be a part of that. That’s what makes Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition so valuable.
As Dr. Gotlin wrote, “Similar to the first edition, this second edition was compiled by the best physicians and sports medicine professionals in the business… The knowledge you will gain from their expertise will keep you on the field, on the court, and on the slopes— in short, on track to enjoy your athletic pursuits and stay healthy in the process.”
If you have questions about a foot or ankle sports injury or about any other foot or ankle concerns, Dr. Christopher Hubbard is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon with Ortho-Care Wayne in Bergen County New Jersey and is the former Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in NYC.
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