Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Injury and Sports Medicine

Thomas Wojda

Conemaugh Memorial Health Medical Center

A Board Certified Family Medicine Physician with an additional Master's in Business Administration, and current Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at University Orthopedics Center and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Thomas Wojda has co-authored over 70 publications and holds numerous leadership roles on a local, regional, national, and international level.


Stanislaw P. Stawicki

St. Luke's University Health Network

A Specialist in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care, Professor of Surgery, and Chair of the Department of Research and Innovation, St. Luke's University Health Network. A member of multiple editorial boards and co-author of over 650 publications.


Sports Medicine Team Disaster Planning Sideline Medical Emergencies Casualty Care Injuries in Sports Contact Sports Non-Contact Sports Extreme Sports Adaptive Athletes Heat-Related Illness Cold-Related Illness Altitude Related Illness

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To care for sports-related injuries is a distinctive honor and a remarkable challenge. A variety of healthcare providers may provide care to a diverse patient population from pediatric to senior athletes and weekend warriors to professionals. This book is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of sports medicine-related injuries. There has been a growing body of literature in the field of sports medicine over the last several years. This text hopes to provide additional insights as well as reveal existing controversies in this ever-growing field. Whether one is a busy primary care provider exposed to a variety of musculoskeletal ailments in the ambulatory setting, a trauma or orthopedic surgeon dealing with a potentially life or death situation, or a certified athletic trainer or physical therapy who aims to sharpen their diagnostic and evaluative capabilities or further their sports medicine knowledge, this book aims to provide the highest-quality up-to-date information and more.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 30th 2022

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: June 9th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: August 8th 2022

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Review results due: October 27th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 26th 2022

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About the editor

Thomas Wojda

Conemaugh Memorial Health Medical Center

Dr. Thomas Wojda is currently a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and University Orthopedics Center based in Johnstown and Altoona Pennsylvania respectively. In addition, he is board certified in Family Medicine and holds a Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in leadership. At this time he has co-authored over 70 publications and hold numerous leadership roles on a local, regional, national, and international level. Dr. Wojda's area of expertise includes: primary care, sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, chronic disease management, hospital medicine, and medical leadership.

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