Quickly learn the meanings of hundreds of sports injuries and treatments to help you stay healthy and perform your best!

If you're an athlete, a parent or coach of an athlete, or a healthcare professional treating athletes and active people, Sports Medicine Simplified can help you understand even the most complex sports and exercise injuries.  

Have you ever wondered what a syndesmosis injury is? Even if you know that it is often called a high ankle sprain, do you know what that description actually means, and why it is important for return to play? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death among athletes, but what is it, and what are the symptoms? In Sports Medicine Simplified, Dr. Geier explains these terms - and many more - in short descriptions that you can understand.

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Sports Medicine Simplified Glossary

In Sports Medicine Simplified, you'll find:

  • Hundreds of definitions for almost every term used in sports medicine, using language that any athlete, parent, coach, or active person can understand  
  • Photographs of common injuries suffered in sports and exercise  
  • X-rays, MRIs, and surgical images and captions to help demonstrate the injuries and treatments  
  • Easy-to-navigate organization to help you find any term you need quickly - Search by body part, category, or alphabetical order. Click on links within the definitions to learn about related terms.