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Gives an update to the main issues in sports traumatology and orthopedics, involving different body sections Examines relevant problems such as emergencies on the field, pathologies of the upper and lower extremity, spine and hip problems in athletes Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts Serves as an essential book for orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, general practitioners, personal and athletic trainers
Aim of this book is to give an update on the main issues in sports traumatology and orthopedics, involving different body sections.
Exploring the most important aspects of sports medicine - from anatomy to normal movements description, from diagnosis to sports injuries treatment, from conservative to surgical treatments - it gives a global overview of the field, describing also diagnostic tools recently introduced in this field, such as hip arthroscopy, and taking into consideration related areas like nutrition, prevention, training and rehabilitation.
The single chapters deals with relevant problems such as emergencies on the field, pathologies of the upper and lower extremity, spine problems in athletes. Each injury is approached on the basis of both the specific body area and of the different sports/activities.
Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, this volume will be a fundamental book for orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, general practitioners, personal and athletic trainers, offering them a useful tool for the management of most frequent injuries in sports medicine.
Section I Special Issue: Pathophysiology of tendon Injuries. Pathophysiology of muscle Injuries: Pathophysiology of ligament injuries. Pathophysiology of cartilage injuries. Age-specific concerns: form young to elderly athletes. Prevention. Stress Fractures.- Section II Medical Issues: Cardiology. Nutrition. Sports Pharmacology.- Section III Emergencies on the field: Management of On-the-Field emergencies.- Section IV Upper Extremity: Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder and the Elbow. Physical Examination Tests for the Shoulder and the Elbow. Shoulder Injuries in Throwing Athletes. Instability of the Shoulder. Acromion-clavicular injuries of the Shoulder. Rotator Cuff Disorders. Elbow Injuries. Wrist Injuries. Rehabilitation of the upper extremity.- Section V Lower Extremities: Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Hip Injuries. Hip Injuries in the Athlete. Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the Knee. Physical Examination Tests for the Knee. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Knee. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. Multiple Ligament Injuries of the Knee. Meniscal disorders. Patellofemoral disorders. Articular Cartilage Injuries. Ankle Injuries. Rehabilitation of the lower limb.- Section VI Spine: Spine problems in the athlete