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Press and Publications
Dr. Owens has given more than 200 national and international presentations and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. He has edited two textbooks and serves as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Owens also serves as co-editor of In Motion, the patient newsletter from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Owens served as Guest Editor for Clinics in Sports Medicine special issue on Sports Injuries in the Military. He also co-edited the definitive text on the orthopaedic experience, Combat Orthopedic Surgery, during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For a complete list of Dr. Owens publications, click here.
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COMBAT ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
During the course of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, military orthopedic surgeons have made significant technical and philosophic changes in the treatment of musculoskeletal combat casualties. The widespread use of individual and vehicular body armor, evolution of enemy tactics to include its reliance on improvised explosive devices, and the effectiveness of treatment rendered at military treatment facilities have resulted in a large burden of complex orthopedic injuries. Combat Orthopedic Surgery: Lessons Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan represents and recognizes the latest advances in musculoskeletal surgical care performed to treat today’s US military service members. Click here for more information.
For a complete list of Dr. Owens publications, click here.
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MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES IN THE MILITARY This authoritative reference examines the causes of–and offers workable solutions to–the widespread problem of musculoskeletal injuries among armed forces personnel. Specific chapters on combat, non-combat, training, and fitness injuries shed necessary light on the nature and scope of the epidemic, including impact on active service members and the resulting quality of life issues in veterans. An overview of these injuries by anatomic region highlights treatment, disability, and prevention issues in military settings. The book also translates the standard public health model for preventing injuries into military context, giving professionals guidelines for developing strategies tailored to the unique strengths and risks of this population. Click here for more information.
Dr. Owens receives recognition as Publications Committee Chair from Allen Anderson, MD, at AOSSM Annual Meeting, July 2016.
SPORTS INJURIES IN THE MILITARY
This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine focuses on athletic injuries in the military population. The young, active individuals participate in a wide range of athletic and military activities that results in high injury rates as well as extreme performance demands. Military sports medicine physicians have provided many advances in the care of athletic injuries in the past and continue to pursue this today. Click here for more information.
This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine focuses on returning to play following musculoskeletal injury. Click here for more information.
Dr. Brett D. Owens
1 Kettle Point Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
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