This revised third edition contains 80 illustrations now in full colour! The book is the winner of the highly commended prize in the Orthopaedics and Rheumatology Category of the 2007 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. 'A previously good textbook has just got better! I particularly like the colour coding for chapters. Sections have been updated by experts in the individual topic areas. The new illustrations are used to demonstrate principles and example exercises. Brilliant: it is difficult to praise this book highly enough as it is an excellent textbook. The new illustrations, updated sections and use of eminent sports medicine specialists as co-authors help to reassure that every effort has been made to improve this book' - "BMA Reviewer Quote". "Clinical Sports Medicine" is one of McGraw-Hill Australia's best-selling titles - next to John Murtagh's "General Practice" and is also a most high-profile Australian title globally. The book was selected as the 2001 Book of the Year by the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Its appeal is that it is a comprehensive text on sports medicine and it adopts a broad, multi-disciplinary approach, therefore, sells well in fields such as massage therapy, physiotherapy and musculoskeletal specialties, as well as to sports physicians and sports trainers. This also means it has a broad appeal to medical students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, notably adopted on courses at Melbourne (where Peter Brukner is an associate professor), Monash, La Trobe, South Australia, Sydney and Griffith universities. Once more, as well as being a key title in the local and US medical catalogues, it is core to our growing sports medicine list. The two authors, Peter Brukner and Karim Khan, are high-profile sports physicians and academics, both having been heavily involved in the last three Olympic Games and presenting regularly overseas. Professor Brukner was the first non-American Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian College of Sports Medicine.
Professor Khan has been based at the University of British Columbia, Canada, since 1995 and runs the authors' website that strongly promotes the book using the cover as the main design theme, and includes abstracts that focus on sections applicable to particular disciplines.