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Sports Injuries: Basic Principles of Prevention and Care

Sports Injuries: Basic Principles of Prevention and Care

Per A. F. H. Renström (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-632-03331-7

Dec 1993, Wiley-Blackwell

512 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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Sports injuries are very common and their incidence is rising. Since the cost of treating even minor injuries can be considerable, prevention will play an increasingly important part in sports medicine. Sports Injuries: Basic Principles of Prevention and Care covers both scientific principles and clinical approaches in injury prevention and care. Specific preventative measures such as proper equipment, shoes, braces and taping are discussed along with more general strategies such as flexibility training, warming up and proprioceptive training. Nutrition, medication and psychological considerations are also covered.
Introduction: Incidence and Severity of Sports Injuries;.

Types of Injury Prevention;.

Strategies for Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries;.

Basic Principles: Anatomical, Pathophysiological and Functional Considerations: Bone Injuries;.

Cartilage and Ligament Injuries; Muscle-Tendon Unit Injuries;.

Endocrinological Deregulation and Musculoskeletal Injuries;.

Nerve Compression Syndromes;.

Basic and Applied Biomechanics: Excessive Loads and Sports-Injury Mechanisms;.

Biomechanical Response of Body Tissue to Impact and Overuse;.

Risk Factors in Sports Injuries: Intrinsic Factors in Injury Prevention: Overuse Running Injuries;.

Body Composition and Predisposing Diseases in Injury Prevention;.

The Growing Athlete;.

The Female Athlete;.

Sport-Related Factors in Injury Prevention: Training Errors;.

Regulations and Officiating in Injury Prevention: General Prevention Activities: Sport-Specific Screening and Testing;.

Warming Up and Cooling Down;.

Muscle Training in Injury Prevention;.

Flexibility in Injury Prevention;.

Proprioception and Coordination Training in Injury Prevention;.

Prevention of Overtraining;.

Nutrition and Diet;.

Drugs, Medication and Doping;.

Psychological Considerations in Injury Prevention;.

General Prevention of Injuries in Sport;.

Principles of Health Education;.

Specific and Primary Prevention Activities: Protective Equipment: Biomechanical Evaluation;.

Prophylactic Knee and Ankle Orthoses;.

Prophylactic Athletic Taping;.

Sport Shoe Construction: Orthopaedic and Biomechanical Concepts;.

Orthotics in Injury Prevention;.

Heat in Injury Prevention and Care;.

Initial Management of Acute Injuries;.

Tendon Overuse Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment

*emphasises the prevention of injuries to allow continuous participation *comprehensive coverage includes information on diet and equipment *an area of expanding interest as the incidence and cost of sports injuries increases