Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, and Chief Medical Research Officer for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, has recently co-authored a book titled: The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries: An Illustrated Guide to the Management of Injuries During Physical Activity. Created in collaboration with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, this exciting new book provides an extensive guide to the diagnosis, management, and continued care of patients with sports injuries. Designed as an easy-to-use manual, Dr. LaPrade and his team of writers include more than 500 full-color illustrations and detailed views of various techniques, procedures, and expertise on the medical care of athletes that is aimed to act as a “go to” reference for primary care and other non-specialist clinicians.
This book was created because over the course of the last decade there have been significant developments in the understanding of sports injuries – what they are, how they should be assessed, and how they should be treated. The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries distills these advances into straightforward, practical guidance that clinicians can count on to optimize their care of the physically-active patient.