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The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries: An Illustrated Guide to the Management of Injuries in Physical Activity

The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries: An Illustrated Guide to the Management of Injuries in Physical Activity


Created in collaboration with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee this exciting new book is a must-have tool for all those involved in assessing and treating the active individual with injuries sustained in sports and physical activity: from primary care and ER physicians to general physical therapists, athletic trainers, nurse practitioners and physician's assistants.

Written and edited by an international cast of world-leading experts, the book embraces a problem-oriented approach to guide the reader through the assessment and management of injuries in physical activity. Covering the various body regions and distinguishing between common and rarer injuries, the book follows a trajectory from history taking and physical examination to diagnosis and treatment, providing clear and actionable guidance on management of the most common injuries and disorders. Over 500 beautiful full-color illustrations augment the text, showing readers detailed views of the techniques, procedures and other clinically-relevant information being described.  

Over the course of the last decade there have been significant developments in our understanding of sports injuries – what they are, how they should be assessed, and how they should be treated. The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries distills these advances into straightforward, practical guidance that clinicians can count on to optimize their care of the physically-active patient. 

vi Contributors List xi Foreword

xii Preface

1 Types and Causes of Injuries 1

25 Treating Sports Injuries 2

40 Preventing Sport Injuries 3

58 Head and Face

Head Injuries 58 • Facial Injuries 78 • Rehabilitation of Acute Head and Facial Injuries 95 4

101 Neck and Back

Acute Neck and Back Injuries 101 • Neck Pain 114 • Back Pain 121 • Rehabilitation 142 5

149 Chest and Abdomen

Thoracic Injuries 149 • Abdominal Injuries 158 6

170 Shoulder

Acute Shoulder Injuries 170 • Chronic Shoulder Disorders 182 • Rehabilitation of Shoulder Injuries 205 7

211 Elbow and Forearm

Acute Injuries of the Elbow and Forearm 211 • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow and Forearm 233 • Rehabilitation of Elbow Injuries 249 8

255 Wrist, Hand, and Fingers

Hand and Wrist Injuries 255 • Finger Injuries 276 • Rehabilitation of Hand and Finger Injuries 290 9

293 Pelvis, Groin, and Hips

Acute Injuries to the Pelvis, Groin, and Hips 293 • Pain in the Pelvic, Inguinal, and Hip Region 310 •

Rehabilitation of Injuries to the Pelvis, Groin, and Hips 334 10

339 Thigh

Acute Thigh Injuries 339 • Chronic Thigh Pain 348 • Rehabilitation of Thigh Injuries 354 11

357 Knee

Acute Knee Injuries 357 • Knee Pain 381 • Rehabilitation of Knee Injuries 395 12

401 Lower Leg

Acute Lower Leg Injuries 401 • Chronic Lower Leg Pain 413 • Rehabilitation of Lower Leg Injuries 427 13

430 Ankle

Acute Ankle Injuries 430 • Pain in the Ankle Region 446 • Rehabilitation of Ankle Injuries 458 14

461 Foot

Acute Foot Injuries 461 • Chronic Foot Pain 468 15

482 Index