The Female Athlete Triad

A Clinical Guide

Editors: Gordon, Catherine M., LeBoff, Meryl (Eds.)

  • The first book of its kind specifically aimed at the recognition and clinical management of the female athlete triad
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach with contributions from experts in a number of relevant fields
  • Chapters include tips on how to approach and discuss symptoms and management with patients and their parents
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About this book

This is the first book of its kind to focus solely on the female athlete triad - its origins, its recognition, and most importantly, its management. Since the symptoms themselves cover a range of medical specialties, chapters are written by experts in a number of relevant fields - sports medicine, orthopedics, endocrinology, and pediatrics - with an eye toward overall care of the young female athlete. Additionally, each chapter includes suggestions on how to educate and communicate with young athletes and their parents, as well as trainers and coaches, on how to manage the illness outside of the direct clinical setting.

The female athlete triad is often seen in sports where low body weight is emphasized, such as gymnastics, figure skating, and running, though it can appear in any sport or activity. The interrelated symptoms - eating disorders, amenorrhea, and low bone mass - exist on a spectrum of severity and are serious and potentially life-threatening if not properly treated. Psychological problems, in addition to medical ones, are not uncommon. The Female Athlete Triad: A Clinical Guide discusses all of these areas for a well-rounded and in-depth approach to the phenomenon and will be a useful reference for any clinician working with female athletes across the lifespan.

About the authors

Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc, Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Meryl LeBoff, MD, Director, Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center, Director, Bone Density Unit, Chief, Calcium and Bone Section, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Distinguished Chair in Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis, Endocrine, Diabetes and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Boston, MA, USA

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Definition and Epidemiology of the Female Athlete Triad

    Kroshus, Emily (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Sports Nutrition

    Schroeder, Katrina (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • The Menstrual Cycle

    Carlson, Jennifer L.

    Pages 29-38

  • Exercise and the Female Skeleton

    Gabel, Leigh (et al.)

    Pages 39-69

  • Assessment of Bone Health in the Young Athlete

    Golden, Neville H.

    Pages 71-83

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7525-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7524-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Female Athlete Triad
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Guide
Editors
  • Catherine M. Gordon
  • Meryl LeBoff
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7525-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7525-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7524-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 182
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
Topics