Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries: Current Concepts / Edition 1

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Over the last few years, in the field of sports science and medicine, empirical theories about the treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes have been gradually sup- ported by a rapid growth of research data and scientific literature. This has permit- ted a better knowledge of the healing process from injury and/or surgery, and a more appropriate understanding of the biomechanical behavior of several biological structures to load and exercise. We agree with the opinion that development and advancement through a rehabil- itation program should be based on the type and severity of the lesion, healing time of the injured structures, individual pain tolerance level, possible adopted surgical procedure, and sport-specific biomechanical demands. Currently, the most re cent theories on rehabilitation of the injured athlete em- phasize the concepts of a multidisciplinary approach, a functional recovery instead of symptomatic improvement, and an early mobilization with the implementation of an individualized program treating the entire body kinetic chains. Among different methods of rehabilitation, the physician should choose those re- vealing their clinical appropriateness, founded on a validated scientific data and/or proven clinical efficacy. Our goal has been to provide a comprehensive coverage of principles and practi- cal applications of the rehabilitation methods of the most common sports injuries, and we have tried to combine the variety of expertise and backgrounds of a multidis- ciplinary group of contributing authors.

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"This book is … extremely welcome. As the title suggests, it deals with the rehabilitation of sports injuries. … This book is well written and, importantly, up to date. The book has a number of plus points; it is well illustrated … . Colored data boxes, summaries, and tables also make the book easier to read. There is a good index and excellent reference sections for each chapter. … I recommend this book to active surgeons who treat patients with sports-related injuries … ." (J. Karlsson, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Issue 11, 2003)

"The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the principles and practical applications of the rehabilitation methods for the most common sports injuries, combining the expertise and backgrounds of a multidisciplinary group of contributing authors. … Each chapter is complete with a comprehensive and up to date bibliography. This book is recommended to physicians and physical therapists interested in sports medicine, and, due to its pragmatic style and clear text and tables, represents a useful manual for consultation in everyday practice." (S. Vercelli, Medicina dello Sport, Vol. 55 (2), 2002)

"The book includes nineteen chapters covering the essential features of rehabilitation after sports injuries … . This multiauthored book on a common topic … is highly recommended. The editors did an excellent job of maintaining uniform quality … . The manuscript is presented in an extremely attractive format, which enhances the reader’s appreciation of the data. … In summary, the authors have succeeded in their goal of providing a comprehensive reference … . this book should be mandatory reading for anyone who treats sports injuries." (P. Haentjens, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 67 (5), 2001)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642086908
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/12/2014
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,507,301
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ligaments of the Knee in Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation.- 2 Methods of Functional Testing During Rehabilitation Exercises.- 3 Proprioceptive Training in the Prevention of Sports Injuries.- 4 Application of Electromyography in Sport Medicine.- 5 Rehabilitation of Rotator Cuff Injuries.- 6 Rehabilitation of the Unstable Shoulder.- 7 Rehabilitation of Elbow Injuries.- 8 Rehabilitation of Hand and Wrist Injuries.- 9 Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain.- 10 Rehabilitation of the Knee After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.- 11 Rehabilitation After Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries.- 12 Anterior Knee Pain: An Overview of Management Options.- 13 Rehabilitation After Ankle Ligament Injury.- 14 Rehabilitation of the Foot Following Sports-Related Injuries and Surgical Treatment.- 15 Rehabilitation of Muscle Injuries.- 16 Isokinetics in Rehabilitation.- 17 Eccentric Exercise in the Treatment of Tendon Injuries in Sport.- 18 Aquatic Therapy in Rehabilitation.- 19 Hyperthermia and Shock Waves: New Methods in the Treatment of Sports Injuries.
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