DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 3rd edition: Expert Consult - Online and Print 2 Volume Set

It is an honor and a pleasure to introduce the third edition of the popular textbook DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice. In the preface to the previous edition, we emphasized that the orthopaedic sports specialist must be soundly schooled in a variety of conditions that are not commonly encountered in the day-to-day practice of orthopaedics. We would suggest that with the advent of subspecialty certification in orthopaedic sports medicine, this is even more important today. This textbook, unlike anything else in your library, can help you become properly schooled!

So, what's new in this edition? We have all new chapters, written by experts and leaders in their subspecialty. The contributors have done a fabulous job of reviewing and sharing their experience and the current state of knowledge in their respective fields. For this, we profoundly thank them! We introduce a new 4-color design and format, including full-color intraoperative and clinical images, to this edition. We offer expanded coverage of key topics, including new chapters on arthroscopic principles, allograft tissue, complications in athletes, nutrition, pharmacology, and psychology. We have also asked all contributors to completely update all surgical procedures from ACL reconstruction to cartilage transplantation to the latest arthroscopic shoulder techniques, including labral and rotator cuff repairs. With this edition we have also created a new website that includes the full content of the text, a self-assessment module, links to PubMed, an image library, content updates, and “bonus” video. We would like to recognize and thank our new web editor, Dr. Scott Montgomery, who is already working hard on developing this website. You can access it at

So, this is an exciting new edition. The contributors have done a masterful job. With our new web editor, it will always remain an up-to-date “work in progress.” We are confident that this two-volume treatise will remain the gold standard resource for sports medicine providers. Finally, we offer our sincere appreciation to Kim Murphy, Cathy Carroll, Dan Pepper, Jodi Kaye and all of the staff at Elsevier Science for their unfailing support in producing this third edition of DeLee and Drez!

Jesse Delee, David Drez, Mark Miller

Here's the New Edition of the must-have reference in sports medicine!
Covering all athletes throughout their lifespan, this 2-volume reference explores the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of sports-related injuries and medical disorders.
It provides the most clinically focused, comprehensive guidance available in any single source, with contributions from the most respected authorities in the field.
Thoroughly revised and updated, you'll find state-of-the-art coverage in an all-new full-color format and access to the complete contents online, with regular updates, video clips, and more!

  • Encompasses imaging techniques, the management of both adult and child/adolescent injuries, and sports-related fractures to help you meet for every clinical challenge.
  • Includes coverage of important non-orthopaedic conditions in the management of the athlete for a complete guide to treatment.
  • Integrates coverage of pediatric and aging athletes to help you meet the unique needs of these patients.
  • Covers rehabilitation and other therapeutic modalities in the context of return to play.

New to this edition
  • lDelivers new and expanded coverage of arthroscopic techniques, including ACL reconstruction, allograft cartilage transplantation, rotator cuff repair, and complications in athletes, as well as injury prevention, nutrition, pharmacology, and psychology in sports.
  • Offers unprecedented reference power with access to the full text online, with links to PubMed, an image library, self-assessment material, regular content updates, and more.
  • Includes video clips demonstrating arthroscopic and open surgical techniques on the website to enhance your mastery of essential skills.
  • Offers a new full-color design and format including over 3000 superb illustrations, intraoperative and clinical photos, and boxed and color-coded text features to clarify key concepts, diagnostic landmarks, and operative techniques.

Part I - Basics
  • CHAPTER 1 - Basic Science and Injury of Muscle, Tendon, and Ligament
  • CHAPTER 2 - Surgical Principles
  • CHAPTER 3 - Nonorthopaedic Conditions
  • CHAPTER 4 - Exercise Physiology
  • CHAPTER 5 - Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities
  • CHAPTER 6 - Principles of Injury Prevention
  • CHAPTER 7 - Complications
  • CHAPTER 8 - Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Psychology in Sports
  • CHAPTER 9 - The Young Athlete
  • CHAPTER 10 - The Female Athlete
  • CHAPTER 11 - Environmental Stress
  • CHAPTER 12 - The Team Physician: Preparticipation Examination, On-Field Emergencies, and Ethical and Legal Issues
  • CHAPTER 13 - Basic Imaging Techniques
  • CHAPTER 14 - Overuse Injuries
  • CHAPTER 15 - Head Injuries
  • CHAPTER 16 - Spinal Injuries
  • CHAPTER 17 - Shoulder


  • CHAPTER 18 - Arm
  • CHAPTER 19 - Elbow and Forearm
  • CHAPTER 20 - Wrist and Hand
  • CHAPTER 21 - Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh
  • CHAPTER 22 - Patella
  • CHAPTER 23 - Knee
  • CHAPTER 24 - Leg
  • CHAPTER 25 - Foot and Ankle

Appendix: Sports Medicine Terminology 

Product Details 

  • Hardcover: 2392 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 3 edition (August 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141603143X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416031437
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.7 x 4.9 inches
List Price: $415.00 

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