That's Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever by Dr. David GeierThat's Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever by Dr. David Geier

That's Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever

byDr. David Geier

Paperback | June 6, 2017

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In That’s Gotta Hurt, the orthopaedist David Geier shows how sports medicine has had a greater impact on the sports we watch and play than any technique or concept in coaching or training. Injuries among professional and college athletes have forced orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers to develop new surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation techniques, and prevention strategies. In response to these injuries, sports themselves have radically changed their rules, mandated new equipment, and adopted new procedures to protect their players. Parents now openly question the safety of these sports for their children and look for ways to prevent the injuries they see among the pros. The influence that sports medicine has had in effecting those changes and improving both the performance and the health of the athletes has been remarkable.

Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike. That’s Gotta Hurt is a fascinating and important book for all athletes, coaches, and sports fans.
DR. DAVID GEIER holds board certifications in both orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. He serves as publications chair for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine as well as the Communications Council chair for its board of directors. Previously, he was the director of sports medicine at an academic medica...
Title:That's Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports ForeverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:University Press Of New EnglandLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611689066

ISBN - 13:9781611689068

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Table of Contents

Joan Benoit: The Advent of Arthroscopic Surgery
Bernard King: Return to Elite Sports after ACL Injury
Hines Ward: Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Orthobiologics in Orthopaedic Surgery
Phillip Hughes: Use of Protective Equipment in Sports
Marc Buoniconti: Catastrophic Cervical Spine Injuries in Football
Sarah Burke: The Dangers of Extreme Sports
Dave Duerson: Long-Term Brain Damage in Football
Sam Bowie: Medical Evaluation and Clearance of Athletes to Play
Michael Jordan: Return-to-Play Decisions in Sports
Hank Gathers: Sudden Cardiac Deaths and Universal Screening
Korey Stringer: Exertional Heat Stroke
Brandi Chastain: Prevention of ACL Injuries
Tommy John: Tommy John Surgery and Youth Baseball Injuries
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Editorial Reviews

“I was blessed to have a long career in the NBA, and my doctors and athletic trainers played a huge role in keeping me on the court. I saw firsthand how important sports medicine was to helping basketball players at every level recover from injuries and play longer than the guys before us. As That's Gotta Hurt shows, we still have work to do to keep the young kids who dream of playing in the pros one day healthy.” - Caron Butler, former NBA player and commentator on the NBA for TuneIn, FS1 (Fox Sports), and ESPN