Medical Terminology With Case Studies in Sports Medicine, Second Edition

Katie Walsh Flanagan, EdD LAT ATC

  • $103.95
  • ISBN 10 1-63091-299-4
  • ISBN 13 978-1-63091-299-4
  • 520 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2017
  • Order# 42994

Medical Terminology With Case Studies in Sports Medicine, Second Edition is a fun, easy-to-read resource written specifically for allied health students. The text provides interesting facts in an easy-to-remember format with the help of two companions, a pirate skeleton named Skully and his trusty pirate dog, Bean.

Dr. Katie Walsh Flanagan presents the Second Edition in three main sections to help facilitate learning in a simple, non-intimidating way. Section I is an introduction to medical terminology and contains principles of word building, body organization, medical abbreviations, and therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Section II is organized by each body system, which is presented as an island (for example, the cardiovascular system is represented as Cardio Island). Skully and Bean bring the common prefixes and suffixes with them as they add the unique terms of each body system and create new words related to the chapter. Section III contains appendices for specialized areas that students may be interested in exploring, but are not contained in-depth in any chapter.

Unique features of the Second Edition:

  • Fun, colorful, and easy-to-read learning resource that is color-coded to facilitate learning
  • Over 300 images throughout the book to assist learning
  • Tear-out Learning Activities are found at the end of each chapter
  • In Section II, chapters include case studies with problem solving attributes associated with the body systems and the chapter’s specific terms
  • A color-coded glossary to find word parts quickly
  • Appendices with information on ICD/CPT Coding, Pharmacology Terms, and listing attributes of various Medical Professionals are included
  • Instructor’s materials include PowerPoint slides and test bank questions

Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.

Pick up Medical Terminology With Case Studies in Sports Medicine, Second Edition and join Skully and Bean as they travel from island to island (body system to body system) in this easy-to-read, colorful, invaluable, and fun resource for all allied health students.



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Section I            Introduction to Medical Terminology

Chapter 1             Word Building: An Introduction to Prefixes and Suffixes

Chapter 2             Body Organization and Anatomical Directions

Chapter 3             Medical Abbreviations

Chapter 4             Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures

Section II          Body Systems

Chapter 5             Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 6             Cardiovascular System

Chapter 7             Respiratory System

Chapter 8             Neurological System

Chapter 9             Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 10           Integumentary System

Chapter 11           Endocrine System

Chapter 12           Urinary System

Chapter 13           Reproductive System

Chapter 14           Sensory System

Section III        Appendices

Appendix A          ICD/CPT Coding

                                Jill Walker Dale, MS, ATC

Appendix B           Pharmacology Terms

Appendix C          Medical Professionals

Section IV         Learning Activity and Case Study Answers

Worksheet Answers




Katie Walsh Flanagan, EdD, LAT, ATC was raised in Carmel, California. She graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and from Illinois State University with a master’s degree in athletic training before embarking on a career in athletic training. She was the head athletic trainer for women and a lecturer at Western Illinois University before leaving to become the head athletic trainer with the men’s professional soccer team in Chicago, Illinois, for 3 years. During her 10 years in Illinois, she was active in both the state and District 4 athletic training organizations.


In 1990, Dr. Flanagan was hired as an athletic trainer and lecturer at California State University, Fresno, and she earned a doctorate in education at the University of Southern California. In 1995, she accepted the position she currently holds: Director of Sports Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina. As an athletic trainer, Katie has traveled internationally with both men’s and women’s US Soccer teams and volunteered at the Pan American and Atlanta Olympic Games. She provided medical coverage for cheerleading and other sports at ECU for 15 years and still works ECU home football games as an athletic trainer.


As a dedicated member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Dr. Flanagan served on the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education for 7 years and has been an active volunteer for the national, district, and state levels of NATA. Dr. Flanagan is an accomplished speaker and has made dozens of international/national presentations and 40 regional/district/state presentations, as well as publishing dozens of articles and book chapters. Dr. Flanagan is considered an expert in policy, especially with lightning safety. In that area, she is internationally known for her lightning safety policies that govern recreation and sport.


Dr. Flanagan was named the North Carolina College/University Athletic Trainer of the year in 2000 and 2006 by the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2013. NATA has recognized her with their National Service Award (2006) and Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer honor (2010). She is married to Sean Flanagan.

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