Return to Play in Football

An Evidence-based Approach

  • Volker Musahl
  • Jón Karlsson
  • Werner Krutsch
  • Bert R. Mandelbaum
  • João Espregueira-Mendes
  • Pieter d'Hooghe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jonathan A. Gustafson, Tetsuya Takenaga, Richard E. Debski
      Pages 3-15
    3. Christopher Connaboy, Matthew E. Darnell, Shawn Eagle, Caleb D. Johnson, Bradley C. Nindl
      Pages 17-34
    4. David Sundemo, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Kristian Samuelsson
      Pages 35-46
    5. Zoe Englander, Shaun K. Stinton, Thomas P. Branch
      Pages 47-61
    6. Jaakko Ryynänen, Mats Börjesson, Jón Karlsson
      Pages 63-72
    7. Tim Meyer, Ross Julian, Chris Thompson
      Pages 85-95
  3. ACL: Criteria-based Return to Play

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Felix Fischer, Christian Hoser, Elmar Herbst, Peter Gföller, Christian Fink
      Pages 99-109
    3. Helmut Hoffmann, Werner Krutsch, Oliver Loose
      Pages 111-126
    4. Jacob J. Capin, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
      Pages 127-137
    5. Håvard Moksnes, Lars Engebretsen
      Pages 139-148
    6. Gustavo Gonçalves Arliani, Mario Ferretti, Moises Cohen
      Pages 149-157
    7. Suzanne Werner, Magnus Forssblad
      Pages 173-181
    8. Francesco Della Villa, Jacopo Gamberini, Daniele Caminati, Margherita Ricci, Stefano Della Villa
      Pages 183-192
    9. Stefano Zaffagnini, Luca Macchiarola, Ilaria Cucurnia, Alberto Grassi, Cecilia Signorelli
      Pages 193-203
    10. Renato Andrade, Rogério Pereira, Ricardo Bastos, Hugo Duarte, Hélder Pereira, Sérgio Rodrigues-Gomes et al.
      Pages 205-215
    11. Hendrik Bloch, Christian Klein, Patrick Luig, Helge Riepenhof
      Pages 217-235
  4. ACL: Time-based Return to Play

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Mia Smucny, Kurt P. Spindler
      Pages 247-253
    3. Marcio Bottene Villa Albers, Jason Shin, Freddie H. Fu
      Pages 255-262
    4. Adam J. Popchak, Mohammad A. Yabroudi, James J. Irrgang
      Pages 263-271
    5. Graeme P. Whyte, Alberto Gobbi, John G. Lane
      Pages 273-282
  5. Joint Specific Return to Play Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Luca Pulici, Beatrice Zanini, Livia Carrai, Alessandra Menon, Riccardo Compagnoni, Pietro Randelli
      Pages 313-320
    3. Jason J. Shin, Bryson Lesniak
      Pages 321-329
    4. Nolan S. Horner, Seper Ekhtiari, Allison A. Chan, Hema N. Choudur, Olufemi R. Ayeni
      Pages 331-346
    5. Simon Lee, Tyrrell Burrus, Pete Draovitch, Asheesh Bedi
      Pages 347-364
    6. Frank G. J. Loeffen, Yoshiharu Shimozono, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs, John G. Kennedy
      Pages 365-386
    7. Pieter d’Hooghe, Athol Thomson
      Pages 387-407
    8. Hélder Pereira, Duarte Sousa, Pieter d’Hooghe, Sérgio Gomes, Joaquim Miguel Oliveira, Rui L. Reis et al.
      Pages 409-427
    9. Michael R. Carmont, Jennifer A. Zellers, Maurizio Fanchini, Jon Karlsson, Karin Grävare Silbernagel
      Pages 429-439
    10. Peter Ueblacker, Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt
      Pages 441-452
    11. Werner Krutsch, Klaus Eder, Hauke Mommsen
      Pages 453-469
    12. Peter Angele, Johannes Zellner, Johannes Weber, Matthias Koch
      Pages 471-485
    13. Alli Gokeler, Stefano Zaffagnini, Caroline Mouton, Romain Seil
      Pages 487-505
  6. Return to Play After Complex Knee Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507
    2. Marcin Kowalczuk, Markus Waldén, Martin Hägglund, Ricard Pruna, Conor Murphy, Jonathan Hughes et al.
      Pages 509-524
    3. Peter B. Gifford, Fares S. Haddad
      Pages 525-533
    4. Simon Ball, Nathan White, Etienne Cavaignac, Vincent Marot, Jacques Ménétrey, Andy Williams
      Pages 535-546
    5. Pelin Pişirici, Atakan Çağlayan, Mustafa Karahan, Michael Hantes
      Pages 559-567
    6. Pablo E. Gelber, Magnus Forssblad, Dani Romero-Rodríguez
      Pages 569-581
    7. Cécile Batailler, Elvire Servien, Robert Magnussen, Sébastien Lustig, Philippe Neyret
      Pages 583-592
    8. Renato Andrade, Rogério Pereira, Ricardo Bastos, Hélder Pereira, J. Miguel Oliveira, Rui L. Reis et al.
      Pages 593-610

About this book


In this book, leading experts employ an evidence-based approach to provide clear practical guidance on the important question of when and how to facilitate return to play after some of the most common injuries encountered in football. Detailed attention is paid to biomechanics, the female athlete, risk factors, injury prevention, current strategies and criteria for safe return to play, and future developments. Specific topics discussed in depth include concussion, anterior cruciate ligament and other knee injuries, back pathology, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, hip arthroscopy, and foot and ankle injuries. The chapter authors include renowned clinicians and scientists from across the world who work in the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine. Furthermore, experiences from team physicians involved in the Olympics, National Football League (NFL), Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) are shared with the reader.  All who are involved in the care of injured footballers will find this book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, to be an invaluable, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference that casts light on a range of controversial issues.


ACL Return to sports Concussion Knee Injury prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Musahl
    • 1
  • Jón Karlsson
    • 2
  • Werner Krutsch
    • 3
  • Bert R. Mandelbaum
    • 4
  • João Espregueira-Mendes
    • 5
  • Pieter d'Hooghe
    • 6
  1. 1.UPMC Rooney Sports ComplexUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Department of Trauma SurgeryUniversity Medical Centre RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  4. 4.Santa MonicaUSA
  5. 5.Clínica do DragãoEspregueira-Mendes Sports CentrePortoPortugal
  6. 6.Orthopaedic SurgeryAspetar HospitalDohaQatar

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ESSKA 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55712-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55713-6
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