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Soft Tissue Injuries in Sports Medicine

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 28 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:827
  1. Wendy N. Dodds
  1. Consultant Rheumatologist Lancaster and Westmorland Hospitals Trusts

    Louis C Almekinders Blackwell Science £35 pp338 ISBN 0-86542-382-2

    As the majority of sporting injuries are of soft tissue, it was intriguing to delve into this book during the recent Olympic Games. I was looking for faster, more effective treatment for the ever speedier sportsman and woman, some of whom seem increasingly injury prone. I did not find it. Nor was there mention of local anaesthetic for stress fractures or injections of homoeopathic remedies for other lower limb injuries. I am not sure if I was relieved or disappointed.

    The first part covering basic principles fulfilled the editor's aim of educating …

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