‘Helping clinicians help patients’ has been the clear focus of Clinical Sports Medicine from its inception. This edition brings you more authors, more artwork and more evidence. We are fortunate that many reading this will already have Clinical Sports Medicine in their library, so you are asking, ‘What’s new?’
Volume 1—Injuries reflects the generosity of seven sports physiotherapy and sports medicine editors. Ben Clarsen (senior editor), Jill Cook, Ann Cools, Kay Crossley, Mark Hutchinson, Paul McCrory and Roald Bahr share their passion for helping patients and educating clearly. Our 121 chapter authors and contributors represent 19 countries. Recruited for their first edition, alongside editors Cools and Clarsen, are Rintje Agricola, Hamish Anderson, Sam Blanchard, Jeffrey Boyle, Darren Burgess, Phil Burt, Bojan Buvka, Graeme Close, Natalie Collins, Chad Cook, Adam Culvenor, Michael Davison, Stefano Della Villa, Pieter D’Hooghe, Paul Dijkstra, Sean Docking, Deborah Falla, Rodney French, Tim Gabbett, Phil Glasgow, Adam Gledhill, Alison Grimaldi, Fares Haddad, Toby Hall, Shona Halson, Roger Hawkes, Greg Hoy, Steven Kamper, Vasileios Korakakis, Alex Kountouris, Karl Landorf, Adam Meakins, Håvard Moksnes, Grethe Myklebust, Andrew Nealon, Ian Needlman, Kieran O’Sullivan, Peter O’Sullivan, Jon Patricios, Noel Pollock, Nebojsa Popovic, Michael Rathleff, Ebonie Rio, Ewa Roos, Stephen Simons, Geoffrey St George, Raj Subbu, Stephen Targett, Kristian Thorborg, Elsbeth van Dorssen, Stuart Warden, Adam Weir, Liam West and Fiona Wilson.
Five years is a long time in our field. Major advances, such as high quality evidence for physiotherapy rehabilitation in the management of acute knee injuries, new algorithms for the treatment of shoulder pain and fresh space for the biopsychosocial model are included. The shoulder and knee will remain the shoulder and knee for the next 100 years but chapters can be completely renovated between editions, by new authors. The following chapters have new authors with new diagnostic approaches and new treatments to benefit the clinician.
No single profession has all the answers required to treat every ill or injured athlete or enthusiast. Volume 1—Injuries was created by a champion team. We are confident that, whatever your training, Clinical Sports Medicine fifth edition will reinforce and refine existing knowledge and techniques, and introduce useful new approaches for your clinical practice as well as for your teaching of our wonderful vocation.