5th Edition

Sports Injuries Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation

    700 Pages 762 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    700 Pages 762 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    As more people realize the cardiovascular, metabolic and muscular benefits that regular physical activity provides, the risk for potential injury also increases. To provide successful treatment, all persons involved in the management of injuries must have a thorough understanding of the healing process of the various tissues and also be familiar with the demands of different types of sports.

    Written by three world-renowned experts, Sports Injuries, Fifth Edition, comprehensively covers the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Essential reading for all athletes, coaches/trainers, physiotherapists, nurses and doctors, the updated edition of this highly popular and well-established textbook skillfully integrates scientific background and evidence with practical application. Updated topics covered include:

    • Individual risk factors for sports injuries
    • Effects of physical inactivity on the tissues
    • Head and face injuries in sport
    • Cervical, thoracic and abdominal injuries in sport
    • Back and spine injuries in sport
    • Leg, knee and thigh injuries
    • Outdoor activities during extreme conditions
    • Ethical considerations in sports and exercise medicine
    • Injuries in sport for the disabled, growing and aging athletes

    Richly illustrated with more than 600 color drawings and photographs, this book covers injuries resulting from the full range of international sports. For each type of injury examined, it details the symptoms, mechanism of injury, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation protocols and key points – clearly stating what both non-medical and medical professionals should do in each case of injury. This easy-to-follow textbook features a glossary of key terms and protocols with rehabilitation exercises to provide readers with a solid understanding about how to effectively treat, rehabilitate and prevent sports injuries. This book will be of key reading to academics and students of sport medicine, sport injury, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation as well as related disciplines.

    1. Sports medicine/injuries in sports and society

    2. Risk factors for sports injuries Individual risk factors

    3. Equipment in sports – Principles

    4. Braces and taping used in sport

    5. Injury prevention in some major sports

    6. Arena preparedness and treatment options

    7. Treatment principles and options – An overview

    8. Rehabilitation principles

    9. Shoulder and upper arm injuries in sports

    10. Elbow injuries in sport

    11. Forearm, wrist and hand injuries in sport

    12. Head and face injuries in sport

    13. Throat, chest and abdominal injuries in sport

    14. Back/spine injuries in sport

    15. Groin, pelvis and hip joint injuries in sport

    16. Thigh injuries in sport

    17. Knee injuries in sport

    18. Lower leg injuries in sport

    19. Ankle injuries in sport

    20. Foot injuries in sport

    21. Growing athletes – Special considerations

    22. Outdoor activity risks and sports during extreme conditions

    23. Disabled athletes’ injuries


    Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Orthopedics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, former Clinical Director of the Gothenburg Medical Center and founding member and President of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS). He is a former Chairman of the Swedish Society for Sports Medicine and has been a member of FIFA’s Medical Committee for more than 40 years and is one of the founding fathers of FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center.

    Per A.F.H. Renström, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and was previously Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA. He is a former President of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), and a former Vice President of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS). He has been a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission for 25 years and a member of the Medical Committee of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

    Scott Lynch, MD, is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and the Practice Site Medical Director for the Adult Bone and Joint Institute.