How often do we hear “See one, do one, teach one,”
the usual expression for the learner trying to master
something new? Yet in this superb revision of Sports
Medicine in the Pediatric Office: A Multimedia Case-
Based Text With Video, this famous phrase gets a
whole new attitude.
My job as a department chair and chief of our children’s
hospital puts in me contact regularly with numerous
pediatric health care professionals who often tell me
about the many questions they get from parents asking
about their child or an adolescent involved in sports,
from requests for preventive strengthening exercises
to concerns about how to evaluate and treat ankle or
shoulder pain. Answering these concerns requires
a familiarity with anatomy along with knowledge of
orthopedic physical examination maneuvers (which
I’ve often found described with complicated text and
pictures). Then there are the requests from trainees as
well as from peers to gain expertise in proper splinting
techniques or what exercises should be done for a
particular sports medicine problem.
Until the first edition of Sports Medicine in the Pediatric
Office: A Multimedia Case-Based Text With Video
arrived, I had difficulty recommending to colleagues
one reference that could answer all sports medicine
inquiries in one volume. But this book not only
presents the information clearly and succinctly but
also provides clear demonstrative videos for proper
examination of an injured extremity, so that pediatric
health care professionals can avoid having to search
on the Internet for these educational aids. The second
edition of Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office:
A Multimedia Case-Based Text With Video has
been updated by one of the nation’s leading experts
and educators in pediatric sports medicine, Jordan
D. Metzl, MD, FAAP, along with several of his col-
leagues from across the country. The use of written
text supplemented by clear illustrations, clear images,
and extremely easy-to-understand video demonstra-
tions of the points highlighted in the revised text pro-
vides any learner, from novice to expert, with what he
or she needs to know about common sports medicine
problems that children and teenagers experience.
The second edition continues to offer case-based
examples to highlight common injuries of the upper
and lower extremities, the hips, and the spine and
allows the learner to apply the fundamentals stressed
at the start of each chapter. This well-written revised
multimedia text also incorporates information on
sports physical and head injuries to the athlete, pro-
vides new chapters focusing on specific sports, and
gives updates on key issues that have arisen in sports
medicine since the first edition. This book ensures
that the clinician knows how to examine, diagnose,
and manage a sports injury and, at the same time,
instructs the patient on what to do to recover and
prevent further injury upon return to play.
Thanks to what Dr Metzl and his team have created,
now a learner such as myself can “see one” as many
times as needed and even use the videos to “teach
one” to others, while becoming much more skilled at
the actual “doing,” thanks to the interactive way the
information is provided in this book. In many ways,
this book remains a great resource for informational
“strength training”—something we have all been
waiting for when it comes to improving our knowl-
edge and clinical skills in the field of sports medi-
cine. For that reason, I congratulate the authors on
revising what was an already terrific educational text
into an even more outstanding up-to-date volume that
will put us all in much better shape when it comes to
knowing what to do when the next patient comes in
with a sports medicine concern. If you liked the first
edition, you’ll love this second edition even more!
Lewis R. First, MD, FAAP
Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
University of Vermont
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
Chief of Pediatrics
University of Vermont Children’s Hospital
Editor in Chief, Pediatrics
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