This reader-friendly book takes a practical approach to caring for the adolescent athlete. Logically organized by joint, the book identifies both chronic and acute injuries in addition to congenital conditions. It details fundamentals, including basic anatomy, joint examination, and patient history. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of injury patterns unique to adolescent athletes and tables are incorporated throughout to assist with diagnosis. This book also highlights return to play guidelines and includes summary pearls. Anatomical photos, x-rays, and MRI scans illustrate all key concepts.