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Textbook of Sports Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Sports Injury and Physical Activity

Textbook of Sports Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Sports Injury and Physical Activity

Michael Kjaer (Editor), Michael Krogsgaard (Editor), Peter Magnusson (Editor), Lars Engebretsen (Editor), Harald Roos (Editor), Timo Takala (Editor), Savio L-Y. Woo (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-75727-7

Jan 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

816 pages

Description

The Textbook of Sports Medicine provides comprehensive coverage of both basic science and clinical aspects of sports injury and physical activity. More than one hundred of the World's leading authorities within exercise physiology, clinical internal medicine, sports medicine and traumatology have contributed with evidence-based state-of-the-art chapters to produce the most complete integration ever of sports medicine science into one book.

Great attention has been given to providing balanced coverage of all aspects of sports medicine, with respect to the relevance and clinical importance of each area. The book isolates solid principles and knowledge, and the documentation to support these, as well as identifying areas where further scientific investigation is needed. The topics dealt with and the degree of detail in the individual chapters, makes the book ideal for both educational programs at University level within exercise science and sports medicine, as well as for post-graduate courses within all aspects of sports medicine.

In addition, the book will be excellent as a reference book in any place where professionals whether doctors, exercise scientists, physiotherapists or coaches are dealing with supervision or treatment of sports-active individuals. Finally, the book is well structured to act as an introduction to research in the field of sports medicine.

Section 1: Basic science of physical activity and sports injuries - Principles of training.

1.1 Cardiovascular and respiratory adaptation to physical training.

1.2 Metabolism during exercise - energy expenditure, hormonal changes.

1.3 Skeletal muscle: physiology, training and repair after injury.

1.4 Neuromuscular aspects and joint neurophysiology in exercise - adaptive responses evoked by strength training.

1.5 Biomechanics of locomotion.

1.6 Connective tissue in ligaments, tendon and muscle: physiology and repair, and musculoskeletal flexibility 1.7 Cartilage tissue - loading and overloading.

1.8 Bone tissue -training and injury.

Section 2: Aspects of human performance.

2.1 Recovery after training - inflammation, metabolism, and tissue repair, overtraining.

2.2 Principles of Rehabilitation following sports injuries.

2.3 Physical activity and environment.

2.4 Nutrition and fluid intake with training.

2.5 Ergogenic aids (doping) and pharmacological injury treatment.

Section 3: Physical achievements vs sports injury.

3.1 Epidemiology and prevention of sports injuries.

3.2 Exercise as disease prevention.

3.3 Physical activity in the elderly.

3.4 Exercise in healthy children and in those who have a chronic disease.

3.5 Disabled individuals and exercise.

Section 4: Exercise in acute and chronic medical diseases.

4.1 Athletes' heart - cardiovascular and peripheral vessel diseases.

4.2 Exercise and infectious diseases.

4.3 Osteoarthritis.

4.4 Exercise in the treatment of type 2 and 1 diabetes.

4.5 Asthma and chronic airway disease.

4.6 Amenorrhea, osteoporosis, and eating disorders in athletes.

4.7 Physical Activity and obesity.

4.8 Exercise in acute snd chronic medical conditions: gastrointestinal considerations.

Section 5: Imaging in Sports Injuries.

5.1 Imaging in Sports Injuries.

Section 6: Regional considerations.

6.1 Lower leg, ankle and foot.

6.2 Knee.

6.3 Athletic injuries to the hip, groin and pelvis.

6.4 Head injuries.

6.5 Spine.

6.6 Shoulder.

6.7 Elbow, wrist and hand.

6.8 Practical sports and medicine

"This book is a welcome addition to the field of sports medicine and nicely covers a wide range of topics. It provides up-to-date, practical, and theoretical information for those who study or take care of active populations. Busy clinicians will find this to be a helpful reference that they routinely consult."(Scott Paluska, MD, @Doody's Review Service)
* provides comprehensive coverage of both basic science and clinical aspects of sports injury and physical activity.

* contributions from over one hundred leading authorities within exercise physiology, clinical internal medicine, sports medicine and traumatology.

* ideal for both educational programs at University level within exercise science and sports medicine, as well as postgraduate courses within all aspects of sports medicine.

* excellent reference book in any place where doctors, exercise scientists, physiotherapists, or coaches are dealing with supervision or treatment of sports-active individuals.