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. Return to Play After Complex Knee Injuries

    1. Jarret Woodmass, Michael Stuart, Aaron Krych
      Pages 611-623
    2. Andrea Sessa, Francesco Perdisa, Giuseppe Filardo, Elizaveta Kon
      Pages 625-635
    3. Jorge Chahla, Luke O’Brien, Jonathan A. Godin, Robert F. LaPrade
      Pages 637-647
    4. Robert A. Magnussen, Laura C. Schmitt, Elizabeth A. Arendt
      Pages 649-660
    5. Mirco Herbort, Christoph Kittl, Hermann Mayr
      Pages 661-668
  2. Concussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 669-669
    2. Philip Schatz
      Pages 671-682
    3. Alicia Sufrinko, Daniel Charek, Brandon Gillie
      Pages 683-698
    4. Michael W. Collins, Natalie Sandel, John A. Norwig, Sonia Ruef
      Pages 699-711
    5. Anthony P. Kontos
      Pages 713-721
    6. Robert J. Elbin, Nathan D’Amico, Tamara Valovich McLeod, Tracey Covassin, Morgan Anderson
      Pages 723-735
  3. Medical Issues and Doping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 737-737
    2. Mats Börjesson, Jonathan Drezner
      Pages 739-753
    3. Mats Börjesson, Daniel Arvidsson, Christa Janse Van Rensburg, Martin Schwellnus
      Pages 755-769
    4. David Espinoza, Thomas Sisk, George Chiampas, Aaron V. Mares
      Pages 771-781
    5. Heiko Striegel, Werner Krutsch, Raymond Best
      Pages 783-789
  4. Ethical Issues in Return to Play: The Role of Clinical Judgment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 791-791
    2. Werner Krutsch, Frank Wormuth, Tobias Schweinsteiger
      Pages 793-809
    3. Ricard Pruna, Matilda Lundblad, Khatija Bahdur
      Pages 811-817
    4. Matthew A. Tao, Dean Wang, Riley J. Williams
      Pages 825-832
    5. Jeremy M. Burnham, Greg Gasbarro, Justin Arner, Thomas Pfeiffer, Volker Musahl
      Pages 841-849
    6. Vincent Gouttebarge, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs
      Pages 851-859
  5. Injury and Reinjury Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 861-861
    2. Peter Angele, Helmut Hoffmann, Leonard Achenbach
      Pages 873-883
    3. Thor Einar Andersen, John Bjørneboe
      Pages 885-892
    4. Volker Krutsch, Michael Fuchs, Werner Krutsch
      Pages 893-906
    5. Holly J. Silvers-Granelli, Robert H. Brophy, Bert R. Mandelbaum
      Pages 907-918
    6. Hanna Lindblom, Markus Waldén, Isam Atroshi, Annica Näsmark, Martin Hägglund
      Pages 919-927
    7. Markus Waldén, Mariann Gajhede Knudsen, Matilda Lundblad, Jan Ekstrand, Martin Hägglund
      Pages 929-940
    8. Jonas Werner, Martin Hägglund, Mariann Gajhede Knudsen, Jan Ekstrand, Markus Waldén
      Pages 941-952
    9. Martin Hägglund, Markus Waldén, Håkan Bengtsson, Jan Ekstrand
      Pages 953-962
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 963-987

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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