This book offers a comprehensive and detailed overview of specific sports-related injuries and a valuable guide for decision-making to establish the best strategies to prevent and manage such injuries.
As a thorough understanding of each sports modality plays a key role, both in injury prevention and management, a dedicated chapter is devoted to each sports discipline. An international panel of authors examines all most popular individual and team sports – including athletics, swimming, combat sports, cycling, tennis, American football, baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball, just to mention a few. Three additional chapters present special aspects related to sports injuries: mental health concerns in athletes, radiological assessment and patient reported-outcomes tailored to sports medicine.
All chapters share a consistent format, starting with a brief presentation of the sport and its history, and then discussing its dynamics, physical demands on the athlete, common sports-related injuries, biomechanics of injuries, first aid on the field, and injury prevention.
This book offers valuable resource to orthopaedists, sports physicians as well as physiotherapists practicing in the field of sports-related injuries.