Rehabilitation in Sports Medicine Decision Making and Techniques - Rehabilitation in Sports Medicine Decision Making and Techniques contains predominantly black and white illustrations, with some two color illustrations. This comprehensive guide includes both surgical and non surgical approaches to the rehabilitation and prevention of common athletic injury. Rehabilitation in Sports Medicine brings the interdisciplinary approach to common sports injuries in the able bodied athlete. Rehabilitation in Sports Medicine reviews the surgical options and discusses the nonsurgical treatment options. The editor's goal to provide a comprehensive text utilizing the multispecialty model is timely. His contributors achieve this in most of the chapters and the chapters delineating the physiology, nutrition, and psychology enhance this result. Hand and wrist injuries are neglected, and there is limited detail in treatment discussion of the cervical and thoracic spine. Lack of discussion clarifying treatment options in population specific groups such as children, physically challenged, and elderly also limit the comprehensiveness of this rehabilitation text. Other chapters are quite comprehensive and well illustrated and so tend to offset these omissions. The text is easily read by the sports medicine specialist. The concepts and treatment options are easily applied to clinical practice. The appearance of the text is visually pleasing with thick, glossy pages and ample use of headings and subheadings. The continuity of format between chapters makes it easy to scan for information. The hardcover and ability to remain flat while open makes the text readily usable in the teaching clinic. Most chapters are well referenced and current for the concepts discussed. The lack of referencing in a few chapters is a minor distraction as it makes it difficult to determine if the conclusions and concepts are based on recent or solid research. The suggested reading in these chapters enables the reader to review the subject further but does not provide a quick reference of the concept. Overall, the text iswell illustrated with only a few figures lacking in quality. The illustrations are valuable in visualizing the treatment technique and exercises. These and the attention to the concept of the multidisciplinary team in sports rehabilitation make this text worthwhile in the library of rehabilitation texts. This is a worthwhile addition to the sports medicine specialist's library. The multiple treatment options discussed and the refreshing attention to the importance of a multidisciplinary team in rehabilitation throughout the text make this text a unique reference.