Handball Sports Medicine

Basic Science, Injury Management and Return to Sport

  • Lior Laver
  • Philippe Landreau
  • Romain Seil
  • Nebojsa Popovic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Basic and Applied Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronnie Lidor, Gal Ziv
      Pages 3-14
    3. Alon Eliakim, Dan Nemet
      Pages 35-45
    4. Georg Fieseler, Kevin G. Laudner, Souhail Hermassi, Rene Schwesig
      Pages 47-60
    5. Mette K. Zebis, Jesper Bencke
      Pages 61-68
    6. Jesper Bencke, Roland van den Tillaar, Merete Møller, Herbert Wagner
      Pages 69-79
    7. Jorge Molina-López, Elena Planells
      Pages 81-101
  3. The Handball Medical Perimeter/Medical Preparation and Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Celeste Geertsema, Nebojsa Popovic, Paul Dijkstra, Lior Laver, Markus Walden
      Pages 105-114
    3. Stephen Targett, Tone Bere, Roald Bahr
      Pages 115-124
    4. Katharina Grimm, Nebojsa Popovic, Pieter D’Hooghe
      Pages 125-138
  4. Handball Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Lior Laver, Patrick Luig, Leonard Achenbach, Grethe Myklebust, Jon Karlsson
      Pages 141-153
    3. Lior Laver, Patrick Luig, Leonard Achenbach, Grethe Myklebust, Jon Karlsson
      Pages 155-165
    4. Markus Wurm, Lior Laver
      Pages 167-176
    5. Philippe Landreau, Matthias A. Zumstein, Przemyslaw Lubiatowski, Lior Laver
      Pages 177-195
    6. Lior Laver, Przemyslaw Lubiatowski, Matthias A. Zumstein, Philippe Landreau
      Pages 197-216
    7. Nebojsa Popovic
      Pages 217-225
    8. Lionel Pesquer, Grégoire Chick
      Pages 227-242
    9. Per Hölmich, Lasse Ishøi, Markus Wurm, Omer Mei-Dan, Lior Laver
      Pages 243-260
    10. Philippe Landreau, Lior Laver, Romain Seil
      Pages 261-278
    11. Romain Seil, Eric Hamrin Senorski, Philippe Landreau, Lars Engebretsen, Jacques Menetrey, Kristian Samuelsson
      Pages 279-294
    12. Markus Waldén, Lior Laver
      Pages 295-305
    13. Romain Seil, Lars Engebretsen, Jacques Menetrey, Philippe Landreau
      Pages 307-323
    14. Renato Andrade, Rogério Pereira, Ricardo Bastos, Cátia Saavedra, Hélder Pereira, Lior Laver et al.
      Pages 325-340
    15. Pieter D’Hooghe, Jean-Francois Kaux, Bojan Bukva, Nasef Abdellatif, Helder Pereira, Mike Carmont et al.
      Pages 341-354
    16. Pietro Spennacchio, Mike Carmont, Pieter D’Hooghe, Jon Karlsson, Manuel J. Pellegrini, Hélder Pereira
      Pages 355-364
    17. Mike Carmont, Martin Hägglund, Helder Pereira, Pieter D’Hooghe, Manuel J. Pellegrini, Jon Karlsson
      Pages 365-374
    18. András Tállay, Romain Seil, Lior Laver
      Pages 387-399
  5. Prevention, Rehabilitation and Preparation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Grethe Myklebust, Mette K. Zebis, Stig H. Andersson
      Pages 403-412
    3. Merete Møller, Eva Ageberg, Jesper Bencke, Mette K. Zebis, Grethe Myklebust
      Pages 413-432
    4. Ann Cools, Rod Whiteley, Piotr Krzysztof Kaczmarek
      Pages 433-459
    5. Martin Asker, Rod Whitley, Ann Cools
      Pages 461-480
    6. Clare Ardern, Hege Grindem, Joanna Kvist, Markus Waldén, Martin Hägglund
      Pages 481-491
    7. I. Setuain, J. Bencke, J. Alfaro-Adrián, M. Izquierdo
      Pages 493-504
    8. Martin Hägglund, Helder Pereira, Mike Carmont, Jon Karlsson, Pieter D’Hooghe
      Pages 505-519
    9. Antonio Dello Iacono, Claude Karcher, Lars Bojsen Michalsik
      Pages 521-535
  6. Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 551-551
    2. Mette Hansen, Line Barner Dalgaard, Mette K. Zebis, Lasse Gliemann, Anna Melin, Monica Klungland Torstveit
      Pages 553-569
    3. Leonard Achenbach
      Pages 571-582
    4. Martin Asker, Merete Møller
      Pages 583-595
    5. Jörg Schorer, Josefine Panten, Judith Neugebauer, Florian Loffing
      Pages 597-614
    6. Kai Fehske, Christoph Lukas
      Pages 615-618
  7. Psychological Aspects in Handball

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 619-619

About this book


This book is designed to help improve the medical care of athletes across the world who play team handball – including not only handball itself but also such sports as beach volleyball and mini-handball. It provides concise practical information on the nature of frequently encountered injuries, the management of these injuries, injury prevention, and rehabilitation following treatment. Individual sections also focus on physiologic, endocrinologic, biomechanical, and nutritional aspects; special considerations in particular groups of players; and psychological issues. The medical needs of a handball team are explained, and guidance offered on preparticipation assessment and screening. All of the authors are leaders in their field. Their excellent teamwork ensures that the book, published in collaboration with ESSKA, will represent a superb, comprehensive educational resource. It will meet the needs of both handball medical caregivers and handball personnel, providing readily accessible answers to a wide range of medical questions and facilitating effective collaboration among the various professionals involved in team handball.


Injury Sports Physiology Prevention Rehabilitation Athlete

Editors and affiliations

  • Lior Laver
    • 1
  • Philippe Landreau
    • 2
  • Romain Seil
    • 3
  • Nebojsa Popovic
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Trauma and OrthopaedicsUniversity Hospitals Coventry and WarwickshireCoventryUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryAspetar - Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine HospitalDohaQatar
  3. 3.Clinique d’EichCentre Hospitalier de Luxembourg Clinique d’EichLuxembourgLuxembourg
  4. 4.Aspetar - Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine HospitalWeill Cornell Medical CollegeDohaQatar

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