Racing to the Finish: My Story

Racing to the Finish: My Story

“My book … details the living hell that was my experience with concussions. The majority of this story was kept from even my closest relationships. It wasn’t easy, but it’s time to tell it.” – Dale Jr.It was a seemingly minor crash at Michigan International Speedway in June 2016 that ended the day early for Dale Earnhardt Jr. What he didn’t know was that it would also end his driving for the year. He’d dealt with concussions before, but concussions are like snowflakes—no two are the same. And recovery can be brutal—and lengthy.As a third-generation driver in a family forever connected to the sport of stock-car racing, how could Dale Earnhardt Jr. sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else take their laps? It was one of the toughest seasons of his life—one that changed him forever.In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports’ most beloved figures, Dale Jr. shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the decision to retire at the end of the 2017 season after eighteen years behind the wheel, and what lies ahead for him in the next chapter of his life. There’s no second-guessing and no regrets from Driver #88. He simply wants to go out on his own terms and make the rest of his life off the racetrack count. Junior says, “I don’t want these last races to be just about me but rather the people who made my success possible: my fans, the folks who pack the grandstands rain or shine, my teammates and crew members through the years, industry colleagues, track volunteers, friends, family, sponsors. They’ve all played a role. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care (Pfenninger, Pfenniger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care, Expert Consult)

Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care (Pfenninger, Pfenniger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care, Expert Consult)

Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive, "how-to" resource offering step-by-step strategies for nearly every medical procedure that can be performed in an office, hospital, or emergency care facility by primary care clinicians. Designed for everyday practice, the outline format allows speedy reference while the detailed text and clear illustrations guide you through each procedure. The new edition of this best-selling book features full-color illustrations and easy access to the complete contents and illustrations, patient forms, and more online at www.expertconsult.com.Understand how to proceed, step by step, thanks to detailed text and illustrations. Locate critical information at a glance with numerous boxes and tables. Use the book for years with minimal wear and tear thanks to its sturdy cover. Patient education handouts to educate, save time, and reduce liability Coding guidelines included This best selling text now includes full-color photos and new sections on Aesthetic and Hospitalist Procedures in addition to an update of all the previous procedures discussed in prior editions!Access the complete contents and illustrations online, download patient education handouts and consent forms, view lists of device manufacturers, and more at www.expertconsult.com.Offer your patients a variety of cosmetic procedures using lasers and pulsed-light devices (including individual chapters on procedures for hair removal, photorejuvenation, skin tightening and skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal), and botulinum toxin, as well as new coverage of cosmeceutical skin care, tissue fillers, and photodynamic therapy.Master new procedures such as maggot treatment for chronic ulcers, endovenous vein closure, stress echo, insertion of the contraceptive capsule (Implanon) and tubal implant (Essure), musculoskeletal ultrasound, no-needle/no-scalpel vasectomy, procedures to treat acute headaches, and more.Don't worry! All the more basic office procedures are still included...with improved and updated discussions!Pfenninger and Fowler provide the latest and most comprehensive information on medical procedures that allow primary care physicians to more effectively treat their patients.

Platelet Rich Plasma in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Platelet Rich Plasma in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art summary of platelet rich plasmas (PRPs) in the field of regenerative medicine. The book begins with an overview of the  basic science behind PRP, describing the role of platelets and growth factors followed by the most important biological effects expected from the use of PRPs. Platelet Rich Plasma in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery includes numerous contributions detailing the current use of PRPs in clinical practice. From the origins in oral and maxillofacial surgery, to the latest advances in orthopaedics and sports medicine including the use of Platelet Rich Growth Factors (PRGF) in muscle, bone, tendon, ligament and nerve injuries, this book provides a wide scope of the topic. The volume concludes with chapters from experts in biology, orthopaedics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, where the convergence of expertise is leading to unprecedented insights into how to minutely control the in vivo fate and function of PRGF. This book will provide a useful resource for physicians and researchers interested in learning more about this rapidly growing area of biomedical treatment.  

Examination of Orthopedic & Athletic Injuries

Examination of Orthopedic & Athletic Injuries

"This is by far the most comprehensive and user-friendly text for both professor and student! I am continuing to use it in my Athletic Training Program, and beginning next year, I will institute it into my PT courses in Ortho I & II."—Vincent J. Hudson, MS, PT, ATC, MBA, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, review of a previous edition. Completely revised and updated, the 4th Edition of the field’s standard resource brings you all field’s most current knowledge and an all-new full-color art program. Its superb combination of detailed illustrations and precise language makes even the most complicated concepts and techniques clear.Organized by body region, each chapter begins with a review of anatomy and biomechanics; proceeds through clinical evaluation, pathologies, and related special tests; and concludes with a discussion of on-field or initial management of specific injuries.The Plus Code inside new, printed texts gives you access to the instructor and student resources online at DavisPlus, including your Davis Digital Version, range of motion animations, and review questions for every chapter.

Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies

Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies

Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions and how-to explanations, this updated edition tells you the best way to respond to just about any medical problem. Logically organized, simple-to-understand enhanced illustrations and an increased focus on new topics mean this medical reference book may literally save your life. Whether you’re venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, or out to sea, it belongs in your pack! "A comprehensive guide to basically anything that could go wrong, or needs to medically managed whilst in out and about."  Reviewed by: Dr Stevan R Bruijns, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at University of Cape Town  Date: July 2015Examine the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors.Be guided through logical and complete explanations of every topic.Enhance your understanding with descriptive material including numerous drawings and instructions.Research recommendations for injury and illness prevention.Locate answers quickly with a helpful comprehensive index.Clearly visualize how to perform specific treatments, such as the use of a SAM® splint, with an increased number of helpful illustrations. Stay abreast of the latest in emergency medicine care, including new antibiotics, medicines, products to control bleeding, and today's most common infectious disease threats.Enhance your understanding of Lyme disease; water disinfection; emerging diseases (including West Nile Virus); and how to seek safety and act during natural disasters.Take advantage of Dr. Auerbach’s expert guidance with revised recommendations on high-altitude problems, drowning, airways management, toxic plants, and snake bites.Access new appendices covering AIDS/HIV transmission, expanded treatment instructions, global conflict guidelines (including terrorism), and canine medicine. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials Series)

Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials Series)

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Written by surgeons who are noted teachers, this volume of our Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials Series presents all the information residents need during sports medicine rotations. It can easily be read cover to cover during a rotation or used for quick reference before a patient workup or operation. The user-friendly, visually stimulating format features ample illustrations, algorithms, bulleted lists, charts, and tables. The book begins with physical examination, non-surgical topics, and principles of arthroscopic surgery and proceeds to specific sports injuries at each anatomic site. Coverage of each injury includes surgical anatomy, diagnosis, imaging, indications for surgery, techniques, and complications.

Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine: Concussion and Other Nervous System Injuries in the Athlete

Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine: Concussion and Other Nervous System Injuries in the Athlete

Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine: Concussion and Other Nervous System Injuries in the Athlete presents techniques for diagnosis and treatment of head-related injuries to enable medical professionals to provide the best care possible. Authored by a respected team of neurosurgeons, including highly regarded concussion researcher Julian Bailes, this evidence-based reference offers expert guidelines for managing these serious injuries. A strong focus is placed on concussion due to the risk involved with this common injury. The text outlines how to recognize, assess, and treat concussions, preparing practitioners to calmly respond to athletes who are exhibiting signs of this dangerous condition. It also reviews the biomechanics and pathophysiology at the core of concussions to better understand their clinical presentations. Critical return-to-play guidelines and participation recommendations for patients with preexisting neurological conditions or structural lesions arm medical professionals with the principles needed for making appropriate decisions for athletes’ safety. The text explains the roles of pharmacological management, natural treatment approaches, rehabilitation strategies, and education. In addition, chapters provide coverage of postconcussion syndrome, subconcussion, and second-impact syndrome. Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine also takes a look at other traumatic injuries, including injuries to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, and the soft tissue and fascia within the spinal unit. It provides an overview of peripheral nervous system injuries to ensure medical professionals understand those serious and potentially career-ending issues, reviews facets of optimal response with suspected or proven spinal injury, and discusses the evaluation and management of athletes with non-concussion-related headaches and heat illness or heatstroke. The text includes additional features to address issues surrounding critical injuries: • Guidance on developing an action plan for athletic events prepares first responders for emergency situations. • A review of cases of interest provides examples of situations that can—and do—occur. • Medicolegal considerations educate practitioners about negligence, standard of care, and proximate cause. • More than 150 photos and illustrations offer visual support to further explain the injuries. The evaluation and management of sport-related neurological injuries have matured at an unprecedented rate. Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine is a critical resource for all who encounter and treat neurological injuries, providing the foundation for the clinical decisions that all athletic medical practitioners must make to give their patients the best treatment possible. Continuing education credits and units may also be earned based on the subject matter in this book. Explore online CE course options in Human Kinetics’ Continuing Education store.

AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide (Third Edition)

AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide (Third Edition)

The third edition of the AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide offers new test questions from recent In-Training Exams. An added feature in this new edition is a keyword index with question numbers and page numbers. This comprehensive resource from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine provides two complete tests with answers, explanations, and up-to-date references. Each test features 200 questions that were initially used to evaluate recent graduates of primary care sports medicine fellowship programs. The tests can be used by physicians studying for the Certificate of Added Qualifications exam or fellows studying for their In-Training Examinations. The book is also a great tool for pre/post-residency test preparation and for review sessions during sports medicine rotations.This comprehensive resource from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine provides two complete tests with answers, explanations, and up-to-date references. Each test features 200 questions that were initially used to evaluate recent graduates of primary care sports medicine fellowship programs. The tests can be used by physicians studying for the Certificate of Added Qualifications exam or fellows studying for their In-Training Examinations. The book is also a great tool for pre/post-residency test preparation and for review sessions during sports medicine rotations.Unique features of the AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide include: Actual questions used in the In-Training Exam, with answers, critiques, and the most current references for further review Tests formatted and weighted to match the content of the sports medicine CAQ exam including:o Role of the team physiciano Basic scienceo Health promotion and preventiono Emergency assessment and careo Diagnosis and management of sports injurieso Procedureso Musculoskeletal rehabilitation Test questions written by leaders in the field of sports medicine education Up-to-date questions and answers useful for CAQ and In-Training Exam preparation, as well as any sports medicine curriculum New to this edition: an index to find questions based on topics from the ABFM CAQ blueprintThe American Medical Society for Sports Medicine is a multi-disciplinary organization of sports medicine physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, advocacy, and the care of athletes of all ages. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is now comprised of more than 2,000 sports medicine physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting. For more about AMSSM, see amssm.org.This resource for physicians, fellows & residents offers primary care sports medicine practice tests for Certificate of Added Qualifications exams, In-Training Examination, residency test, or sports medicine rotation review. sports medicine practice tests, caq study guide, amssm in-training exams review, Certificate of Added Qualifications exam prep, In-Training Examination resource, primary care sports medicine rotation review book, residency test studying aid

Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sport Injuries: A Quick Reference Guide

Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sport Injuries: A Quick Reference Guide

Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the new second edition efficiently delivers targeted, trustworthy guidance for diagnosing and managing pediatric musculoskeletal problems.Features 74 chapters cover pediatric orthopedic disorders and injuries; proven evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation approaches; practice-tested tips; and invaluable clinical pearls.Topics include:- Common sports injuries- Fractures- Trauma- Limb disorders- Spine disorders- Musculoskeletal examination and evaluation- Casting and splinting- Imaging techniques- Hip and pelvis disorders- Infections- Tumors- Skeletal dysplasias - Rehabilitation strategiesNew and expanded chapters on:- Sports-Related Concussions- Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases- Inherited Connective Tissue Diseases- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) InjuriesEach condition-focused chapter steps though every stage of patient care:- Etiology/epidemiology- Signs and symptoms- Differential diagnosis- How to make the diagnosis- Treatment- Rehabilitation- Expected outcomes/prognosis- Coding for proper payment- When to refer


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