The Female Athlete E-Book

By Rachel M Frank, MD
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Of all the important factors that must be considered when assessing and treating an athlete, the impact of patient sex is perhaps the most critical, yet historically has often been neglected. The "same injury" in a male patient may present differently, sometimes in subtle ways, than in a female patient and may require a different treatment approach. The Female Athlete, edited by Dr. Rachel Frank, provides concise, expert coverage of the ways in which common sports medicine injuries present in female patients versus male patients, describing recent literature analyzing sex differences in injury patterns and available treatment options.

Key Features
  • Provides a comprehensive review of key areas of importance related to care for women in sports, including the differences in care and treatment for male and female patients.
  • Covers many of the most common injuries female athletes face, including ACL injuries, shoulder instability, concussion, stress fractures, female overuse injuries, and more.
  • Considers prevention strategies, nutritional recommendations, as well as exercise recommendations for women during pregnancy.
ISBN 9780323759861
Author Information By Rachel M Frank, MD, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Joint Preservation Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
Table of Content

1. Knee Anatomy and Biomechanics
2. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in the Female Athlete
3. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Sex-Based Differences
4. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Soccer Players
5. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention
6. Meniscus and Articular Cartilage Injuries
7. Patellofemoral Pain in the Female Athlete
8. Patellar Instability
9. Hip Anatomy and Biomechanics
10. Nonarthritic Hip Pathology
11. Hip Disorders in the Female Athlete
12. Ankle Anatomy and Biomechanics
13. Ankle Instability
14. Shoulder Anatomy and Biomechanics
15. Shoulder Instability in the Female Athlete
16. Rotator Cuff Function and Injury in the Female Athlete
17. Elbow Anatomy and Biomechanics
18. Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in the Female Athlete
19. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
20. Epidemiology of Female Versus Male Athletic Injuries
21. Overuse Injuries in Females
22. Concussions in the Females
23. Stress Fractures
24. Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
25. The Female Athlete Triad/Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports
26. Exercise Considerations Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Publication Date 04-08-2021
Pages 324
Trim 235 x 191 (7 1/2 x 9 1/4)
Stock Status In Stock
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