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Part I: Defining the Aging Athlete.- Who is the Masters Athlete and How are they Changing the Face of Sports?- The New Science of Musculoskeletal Aging in Bone, Muscle, and Tendon/Ligament.- Total Body Changes and Benefits of Exercise.- Structural Brain Benefits of Maintained Fitness.- Psychological/Mental Benefits of Maintaining Activity and Exercise.- Maximizing Nutrition and Supplements for Masters Athletes.- Anti-aging and Performance Enhancing Drugs.- Injectables, Biologics, and Stem Cells.- Part II: Injury, Treatment, and Return to Sport Considerations.- Knee Injuries: Conservative Management, Operative Management and Return to Sport.- Hip Injuries: Conservative Management, Operative Management and Return to Sport.- Shoulder Injuries: Conservative Management, Operative Management and Return to Sport.- Hand and Foot Injuries: Conservative Management, Operative Management and Return to Sport.- Back Injuries: Conservative Management, Operative Management and Return to Sport.- Return to Sport Following Total Joint Arthroplasty.- Part III: Injury Prevention and Fitness.- Maximizing Performance and Minimizing Injury.- Exercise Prescription for Active Agers.- Importance of Core and Gluteus Strengthening.- Mental Stamina and Building a Better Brain.- Longevity and Epigenetics.

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Vonda J. Wright, MD, MS, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Chief, Hip Preservation and Hip Arthroscopy, Founding Director, Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA), Associate Team Physician, University of Pittsburgh Athletics, Team Physician, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Kellie K. Middleton, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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