Shoulder Instability in the Athlete
Management and Surgical Techniques for Optimized Return to Play
Shoulder Instability in the Athlete: Management and Surgical Techniques for Optimized Return to Play is a groundbreaking text that covers all aspects of care for athletes with shoulder instability—from on-the-field management and treatment to successful return to play. Edited by Drs. Jonathan F. Dickens and Brett D. Owens and featuring the expertise of internationally recognized surgeons who specialize in shoulder instability in high-level athletes, Shoulder Instability in the Athlete is a unique collaboration applicable across a variety of professional areas. This will be the premiere reference for physicians, surgeons, therapists, trainers, and students involved in the care of athletes. Each chapter of Shoulder Instability in the Athlete reviews cutting-edge clinical and surgical techniques, as well as outcomes and return to play criteria. In-depth analysis of appropriate literature and outcomes specific to the athlete population are also presented. Important sections within the text include: Principles for the Team Physician, Anterior Instability, Posterior Instability and Special Topics in Instability. By focusing specifically on the unique and challenging dilemma of caring for the athlete with shoulder instability, Shoulder Instability in the Athlete will be a valuable reference for all health professionals who manage athletes.