Acute Muscle Injuries

  • Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs
  • Elvire Servien

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Peter Ueblacker, Lutz Hänsel, Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, Kai Mithoefer, Jan Ekstrand
    Pages 1-15
  3. Thomas Laumonier, Jacques Menetrey, Johnny Huard
    Pages 17-26
  4. Anne D. van der Made, Thijs Wieldraaijer, Lars Engebretsen, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs
    Pages 27-44
  5. Tomasz Piontek, Kinga Ciemniewska-Gorzela, Marcin Dzianach, Andrzej Szulc
    Pages 45-55
  6. Casey M. Pierce, Robert F. LaPrade
    Pages 57-79
  7. Johannes I. Wiegerinck, Alexander Rukavina, Anne D. van der Made, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs
    Pages 81-91
  8. Robert A. Magnussen, Matthias Jacobi, Elvire Servien
    Pages 93-103
  9. Robert A. Magnussen, Paul Y. Chong, Luke S. Oh, Gilles Walch
    Pages 105-116
  10. Bruce C. Twaddle, Lucinda Boyer
    Pages 117-127
  11. Gustaaf Reurink, Johannes L. Tol
    Pages 129-134
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 135-138

About this book


Sports participation at both amateur and professional levels has increased enormously in recent decades, impacting positively on all aspects of health except musculoskeletal injuries. Acute muscle injuries account for approximately 20% of all injuries in sports and pose an increasing challenge for athletes and medical practitioners.

This book documents current knowledge and standards of care for acute muscle injuries. The full range of injuries is covered, including those to the hamstring, hip adductor, quadriceps, calf, pectoralis major, biceps brachii, latissimus dorsi, and rectus abdominis muscles. Evidence-based content is combined with experience from medical experts from around the globe in order to provide the reader with a full picture of the latest insights into terminology, trauma mechanisms, basic principles of healing, diagnosis, and treatment. Helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms are included, and clear guidance provided on ensuring optimal rehabilitation and rapid return to sports.

Acute Muscle Injuries is structured in such a way that it will serve as an ideal reference manual for orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiotherapists, general practitioners, paramedics, sports managers, athletes, and coaches. The authors are all scientifically active in the field of sports medicine and also well known for their great clinical experience in the care of acute muscle injuries.


Classification Diagnosis Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs
    • 1
  • Elvire Servien
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryAcademic Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of Orthopaedic SurgeryHopital de la Croix-Rousse Centre Albert-TrillatLyonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03721-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03722-6
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