Sports Injury Prevention / Edition 1

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This volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series is a practical guide on the prevention of sports injuries. It covers all Olympic sports, plus additional sport activities with international competition, such as rugby. Focusing on reducing the potential for injuries, the book is organised by regions of the body. There are also chapters on the importance of injury prevention and developing an injury prevention program within a team. The authors identify the risk factors for specific injuries in each sport, typical injury mechanisms and risks associated with training.

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Meet the Author

Roald Bahr, MD, PhD, Sports Medicine Department, University of Sport and Physical Education, Norway

Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Orthopaedic Center, Ulleval University Hospital, Norway

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors, vi

Foreword, viii

Preface, ix

1 Why is injury prevention in sports important? 1
Lars Engebretsen and Roald Bahr

2 A systematic approach to sports injury prevention 7
Willem Meeuwisse and Roald Bahr

3 Developing and managing an injury prevention program within the team 17
Andrew McIntosh and Roald Bahr

4 Preventing ankle injuries 30
Jon Karlsson, Evert Verhagen, Bruce D. Beynnon and Annunziato Amendola

5 Preventing knee injuries 49
Timothy E. Hewett, Bruce D. Beynnon, Tron Krosshaug and Grethe Myklebust

6 Preventing hamstring injuries 72
Geoffrey M. Verrall and Árni Árnason, Kim Bennell

7 Preventing groin injuries 91
Per Hölmich, Lorrie Maffey and Carolyn Emery

8 Preventing low back pain 114
Adad Baranto, Tor Inge Andersen and Leif Swärd

9 Preventing shoulder injuries 134
Michael R. Krogsgaard, Marc R. Safran, Peter Rheinlænder and Emilie Cheung

10 Preventing elbow injuries 153
Mark R. Hutchinson and James R. Andrews

11 Preventing injuries to the head and cervical spine 175
Paul McCrory, Michael Turner and Andrew McIntosh

12 Preventing tendon overuse injuries 187
Jill Cook, Mads Kongsgaard, Karim Khan and Michael Kjær

13 Implementing large-scale injury prevention programs 197
Randall W. Dick, Claude Goulet and Simon Gianotti

14 Planning for major events 212
Michael Turner and Jiri Dvorak

Index, 228

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