Injuries and Health Problems in Football

What Everyone Should Know

  • João Espregueira-Mendes (Editor-in-Chief)
  • C. Niek van Dijk
  • Philippe Neyret
  • Moises Cohen
  • Stefano Della Villa
  • Helder Pereira
  • J. Miguel Oliveira

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Athlete in the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. José Ferraz, José Pereira, Jacques Menetrey, Paulo Lobo
      Pages 3-4
    3. Henrique Jones, Pedro Cantista, Matteo Denti
      Pages 5-11
    4. Rodolfo Moura
      Pages 23-27
    5. Frederico Varandas, Nuno Oliveira, João Pedro Araújo, Paulo Beckert, Paco Biosca
      Pages 29-40
    6. João Pedro Araújo, Isabel Lopes, Filipe Guimarães, Vítor Moreira
      Pages 41-45
  3. Anatomy, Biomechanics and Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Rogério Pereira, Ricardo Vidal, Ana Leal, Maria Amélia Ferreira
      Pages 49-52
    3. Manuel Vieira da Silva, Bruno Pereira
      Pages 53-64
    4. Sérgio Rodrigues-Gomes, José Carlos Vasconcelos, Pedro Portugal, Rui Aguiar, Abdalla Skaf, Nuno Sousa
      Pages 65-79
  4. Ankle and Foot Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Renato Andrade, Hélder Pereira, João Paulo Vilas-Boas, João Espregueira-Mendes, C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 83-104
    3. Ricardo Telles Freitas, Hélder Pereira, John Kennedy, C. Niek Van Dijk
      Pages 105-112
    4. Marta Massada, Gino Kerkoffs, Paulo Amado
      Pages 113-128
    5. Pieter d’Hooghe, Hélder Pereira, Stefano Zaffagnini
      Pages 129-142
  5. Knee Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, Hélder Pereira, Joana Silva-Correia, Pedro L. Ripoll, João Espregueira-Mendes, Rodrigo Kaz et al.
      Pages 145-163
    3. Frantzeska Zampeli, Anastasios Georgoulis, Freddie Fu, Romain Seil, Jim-Dimitris Georgoulis, João Espregueira-Mendes
      Pages 165-176
    4. Ana Leal, Paulo Flores, Filipe Silva, Elizabeth Arendt, Philippe Neyret, João Espregueira-Mendes
      Pages 177-187
    5. Alberto Gobbi, João Espregueira-Mendes, Mustafa Karahan, Moisés Cohen, Graeme P. Whyte
      Pages 189-200
    6. Luís Silva, Ricardo Varatojo, Camila Cohen, Philippe Neyret
      Pages 201-214
  6. Hip, Groin and Tigh Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Nuno Loureiro, João Pedro Araújo, Luís Simões, Marco Fonseca
      Pages 217-225
    3. André Sarmento, J. Cruz de Melo, Alberto Monteiro, Pieter D’Hooghe
      Pages 227-242
    4. Eurico Bandeira-Rodrigues, Sebastiano Vasta, José Carlos Leitão, Joan Carles Monllau
      Pages 243-256
  7. Spine and Head Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Luís Silva, J. M. Pinto de Freitas, Jorge Mineiro
      Pages 259-264
    3. Rui Rocha, Ana Margarida Fernandes, António Oliveira
      Pages 265-277
    4. Basil Ribeiro, Bruno Carvalho
      Pages 279-293
    5. Rui Pratas, Victor Hugo
      Pages 295-297
    6. Luís Torrão
      Pages 299-301
  8. Upper Limb Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Carina Cohen, Horácio Sousa, Nuno Sevivas, Guillermo Arce
      Pages 317-328
    3. Ricardo Bastos, Miguel Trigueiros, Nuno Sevivas, Luigi Pederzini
      Pages 329-333
    4. Nuno Gomes, Nuno Sevivas, Pietro Randelli, Marc Safran
      Pages 335-352
    5. Nuno Sevivas, Mustafa Karahan, Carlos Vilela, António Cartucho
      Pages 353-361
  9. Muscle Injuries in the Lower Limb

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Paulo Barreira, João Pedro Araújo, Ruben Ferreira, Nuno Loureiro
      Pages 365-373
    3. Xavier Valle, Johannes L. Tol, Bruce Hamilton, Ricard Pruna
      Pages 375-379
    4. Ricard Pruna, Matilda Lundblad
      Pages 381-385
    5. Luis Til, Paulo Barreira, João Pedro Araújo, Nuno Loureiro, Stefano Della Villa
      Pages 387-393
    6. Jordi Puigdellívol, Ricard Pruna, Luis Til, Daniel Medina, Pedro Luís Ripoll, João Espregueira-Mendes
      Pages 395-403
    7. Luis Serratosa, Hélder Pereira, João Pedro Araújo, Rogério Pereira, Nuno Loureiro
      Pages 405-416
  10. Tendon Injuries in the Lower Limb

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Renato Andrade, Pedro Figueiredo, Parag Sancheti, Gino Kerkhoffs, João Páscoa Pinheiro
      Pages 419-434
    3. Lucio Ernlund, Lucas de A. Vieira
      Pages 435-445
    4. Pablo E. Gelber, Ferran Abat, Georgios Tzoanos, Jón Karlsson
      Pages 447-457

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on the health problems and injuries associated with football and their clinical management. After an opening section on technical aspects and fundamental principles, all areas of football traumatology are addressed. The coverage includes muscle, tendon, and stress injuries of the lower limbs and injuries to the ankle and foot, knee, hip and groin, spine and head, and upper limbs. An individual section is also devoted to the most significant heart and other health conditions that may be encountered in players of all ages and standards. Follow-up, rehabilitation, and return to activity are discussed, and the role of performance enhancement strategies is carefully examined, with description of nutritional guidelines and the evidence on use of dietary supplements. A concluding section highlights the potential of the next generation of biologics to improve the regeneration and biofunctionality of damaged tissues. This book is written by world-renowned experts and has been produced in cooperation with ISAKOS. It will serve as a reference in the field of orthopaedics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • João Espregueira-Mendes (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • C. Niek van Dijk
    • 2
  • Philippe Neyret
    • 3
  • Moises Cohen
    • 4
  • Stefano Della Villa
    • 5
  • Helder Pereira
    • 6
  • J. Miguel Oliveira
    • 7
  1. 1.Estadio do DragaoClínica Espregueira Mendes Estadio do DragaoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAcademic Medical CentreAmsterdam ZuidoostThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Hopital de la Croix-RousseUniversity of Lyon 1 Hopital de laCroix-Rousse, LyonFrance
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedics & TraumatologyFederal University of São PauloVila Clementino - São PauloBrazil
  5. 5.Isokinetic Medical GroupFIFA Medical Centre of ExcellenceBolognaItaly
  6. 6.3B’s Research Group–Biomaterials, Biodegradables and BiomimeticsUniversity of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, AvePark, Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, Zona Industrial da GandraBarco, GuimarãesPortugal
  7. 7.ICVS/3B’s–PT Government Associate LaboratoryBraga/GuimarãesPortugal

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