Kenneth R. Zaslav

Born in New York City, Dr Zaslav completed medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, and Orthopedic Surgery Residency at SUNY Stony Brook, followed by a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the New York University. He has also served as a Shoulder Surgery Fellow at Lenox Hill Hospital of New York, before moving to Richmond, Virginia in 1990 to practice as a specialist in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Advanced Orthopedic Centers. Dr Zaslav founded the Sports Medicine Center at AOC and The Cartilage Restoration Center and is currently The Group’s President. Among many other duties, he lectures and writes on orthopedic topics, works as a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a Board Member of The International Cartilage Repair Society. Dr Zaslav serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of several companies in the United States and Israel, and has held multiple sports medicine positions.

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For the past two decades, Sports Medicine has been a burgeoning science in the USA and Western Europe. Great strides have been made in understanding the basic physiology of exercise, energy consumption and the mechanisms of sports injury. Additionally, through advances in minimally invasive surgical treatment and physical rehabilitation, athletes have been returning to sports quicker and at higher levels after injury. This book contains new information from basic scientists on the physiology of exercise and sports performance, updates on medical diseases treated in athletes and excellent summaries of treatment options for common sports-related injuries to the skeletal system.

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