Former UND professor Dennis Caine publishes new book

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Dennis Caine, professor emeritus of kinesiology and public health education at the University of North Dakota, has published a new book, titled Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sport: Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention, co-edited with Laura Purcell, associate clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University in Canada.

Purcell was the founding president of the Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine Section of the Canadian Pediatric Society and founding chair of the Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine Committee of the Canadian Association for Sport and Exercise Medicine.

In addition to Caine, two UND faculty members, Brett Goodwin (Biology) and Todd Sabato (Kinesiology and Public Health Education), are also included in the authorship of this book.

Published by Springer International Publishing in Switzerland, this book is the most recent volume in the Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine book series, edited by Dr. Lyle J. Micheli of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Thoughtfully divided into six sections, the nature of the young athlete and epidemiology of pediatric and adolescent sports injury are described first. Then an overview of the most common types of youth sports injuries as well as more serious injuries, such as concussion, and outcomes is presented, followed by discussion of injury causation and prevention. Suggestions for further research round out the presentation.

The book’s 16 chapters are written by an internationally recognized group of 31 authors including primary care sports medicine physicians, pediatric and orthopedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine, physical therapists, athletic trainers, health care professionals, biologists and sport scientists.