Combat Sports Medicine

  • Editors
  • W. Angus Wallace
  • Randall R. Wroble
  • Nicola Maffulli
  • Ramin Kordi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Louise M. Burke, Gregory R. Cox
    Pages 1-20
  3. Craig A. Horswill
    Pages 21-39
  4. David Matsumoto, Jun Konno, Hyoung Zoo Ha
    Pages 41-53
  5. Farzin Halabchi
    Pages 55-72
  6. Paul McCrory, Tsharni Zazryn, Peter Cameron
    Pages 89-107
  7. Ramin Kordi, W. Angus Wallace
    Pages 109-120
  8. B.J. Anderson
    Pages 121-133
  9. Charles B. Pasque, Charles B. Pasque
    Pages 135-149
  10. Merrilee Zetaruk
    Pages 151-172
  11. Margaret Goodman, Edwin Homansky
    Pages 173-192
  12. Peter Jako
    Pages 193-213
  13. Randall R. Wroble*
    Pages 215-245
  14. Craig White, Pippa Rollitt
    Pages 247-262
  15. Willy Pieter
    Pages 263-286
  16. Rafael Arriaza
    Pages 287-297
  17. Santos F. Martinez
    Pages 299-321
  18. Gregory H Bledsoe
    Pages 323-330
  19. George J. Buse
    Pages 331-350
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 351-359

About this book


A significant body of scientific knowledge has been published in sports medicine in the past few decades, but there is huge demand for practical references that address different types of sport. This demand is highest in combat sports which are both highly physical and mentally demanding, and cause challenging issues such as risk of blood borne infections, weight reduction, head injuries, and stress management.

Combat Sports Medicine has two parts, the first dealing with common topics in many combat sports: nutrition and psychology; ethical and social issues, including doping; injuries and infections; and combat sports in specific groups. The second part of the book covers aspects of sports science and injuries in selected popular combat sports are discussed.

An international team of contributors have developed this book to meet the needs of practitioners who work with combat sports athletes. Based on the best available research evidence, this represents a key reference for neurologists, psychologists, orthopedic surgeons and sports injury specialists involved in the management of patients who practice contact sports.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-353-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-354-5
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