Foreword
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 new state-of-the-art learning tool, Sports Medicine in
the Pediatric Office: A Multimedia Case-Based Text With Video, this famous phrase gets a whole new
attitude. Let me explain further by sharing my own personal experiences caring for children with
sports injuries.
Despite being a department chair and dean for medical education at our medical school, I still make
sure I have time in my schedule to see patients in the office on a regular basis. Rarely a session goes
by without a question about a child or adolescent involved in sports, from requests for preventive
strengthening exercises to complaints of ankle or shoulder pain. Sometimes I find myself needing to
review anatomy. Other times I need to review orthopedic physical examination maneuvers (which
I’ve often found described with complicated text and pictures). Still other times I’ve wished I had a
guide that reaffirms that I am splinting properly or recommending proper exercises for the patient’s
problem. I can hardly ever find what I need in any one book, and I find myself taking extra time
looking through multiple books. Then I’ve gone online to try to find exercise or treatment handouts
that are suitable for patients and their families, rather than for sports medicine specialists. At least
that is how it has been—until the arrival of this new volume.
Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office: A Multimedia Case-Based Text With Video was created and
filmed by one of the nation’s leading experts and educators in pediatric sports medicine, Jordan D.
Metzl, MD, FAAP, along with several of his colleagues from across the country. The use of written
text supplemented by clear illustrations, images, and extremely easy-to-understand video demon-
strations of the points highlighted in the text provide 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 use of case-based examples to highlight common injuries of the upper and lower extremities,
hips, and spine allows the learner to apply the fundamentals stressed at the start of each chapter.
This well-written multimedia text also incorporates information on the sports physical and head
injuries to the athlete. Finally, the inclusion of handouts that can be printed for families to use
makes this book and DVD one-stop shopping for the clinician and patient. It insures that the clini-
cian knows how to examine, diagnose, and treat a sports injury and at the same time instructs the
patient on what to do to recover and prevent further injury upon return to the sport.
As I mentioned earlier, the usual expression for the learner of “See one, do one, teach one” gets a
new attitude in this book 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
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