Sports Injuries and Prevention

  • Kazuyuki Kanosue
  • Tetsuya Ogawa
  • Mako Fukano
  • Toru Fukubayashi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sports Injury Surveillance

  3. Concussion and Severe Head–Neck Injury

  4. ACL Injury: Injury Mechanism, Prevention Programs, and Their Usefulness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Tron Krosshaug, Roald Bahr
      Pages 97-108
    3. Hideyuki Koga, Takeshi Muneta, Roald Bahr, Lars Engebretsen, Tron Krosshaug
      Pages 109-120
    4. Yasuharu Nagano, Hirofumi Ida, Hideyuki Ishii, Toru Fukubayashi
      Pages 131-140
    5. Shogo Sasaki, Satoshi Kaneko, Takuma Kobayashi, Toru Fukubayashi
      Pages 153-162
    6. Dai Sugimoto, Gregory D. Myer
      Pages 163-186
    7. Reiko Otsuki, Toru Fukubayashi
      Pages 187-197
    8. Eiichi Tsuda, Yuka Kimura, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
      Pages 231-239
  5. ACL Injury: Post-operative Rehabilitation, Recovery of Function, and Tendon Regeneration

  6. Muscle Functions, Occurrence Mechanisms, and Program to Prevent Strain in the Hamstring Muscles

  7. Function in Arches of the Feet and Occurrence Mechanisms of Foot Disorders, Characteristics, and Their Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Mako Fukano
      Pages 337-345
    3. Sho Matsuda, Toru Fukubayashi
      Pages 355-363
  8. Lumbar Disorder and an Approach for Its Prevention

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 407-413

About this book


This book presents the incidence of sports-related injuries, the types of injuries specific to particular sports, and the importance of factors such as age and gender. Possible injury mechanisms and risk factors are presented based on an analysis involving recent scientific findings. A variety of sports are included to allow the reader to better generalize the results as well as to apply appropriate procedures to specific sports. The authors have emphasized basic scientific findings to help the reader gain a broad knowledge of sports injuries. The potential audience includes medical doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, and interested parents. This book is expected to play a prominent role in the construction of training programs for both healthy and injured players. The focus on junior athletes will aid in their education, injury prevention, and increased performance. It will also benefit instructors at the junior and senior high school levels.

The book is composed of seven parts. In the beginning part, current situations and the general characteristics of sports-related injuries are outlined on the basis of an investigation utilizing statistical data involving a large number of populations. In the following parts, detailed information on the injuries in terms of the types of sports activities, body sites, symptoms, and the relationships among these factors are discussed. Part 2, for example, deals with topics on concussion and severe head–neck injuries which occur frequently in rugby and judo. In Parts 3 and 4, as one of the major sports-related injuries, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are discussed. Beginning with the underlying mechanisms as assessed by using the latest measuring techniques, characteristic features of their occurrence are described. Further, Part 4 deals with topics on post-operative (ACL reconstruction) aspects of ACL injuries, especially those related to muscle functions and tendon regeneration in the hamstring muscles. Part 5 deals with muscle strain and focuses particularly on those occurring in the hamstring muscles, as this muscle group is known, as one of the most frequent sites of muscle strain. In Part 6, disorders related to the ankle and foot are introduced. Finally, Part 7 provides information on lower back disorders. Included are detailed mechanisms of their incidence, epidemiology, and implications for their prevention.


Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Physiology Education of Coaches and Athletes GCOE Program in Japan Injury Mechanism Prevention Program and Intervention Results Sports Injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuyuki Kanosue
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Ogawa
    • 2
  • Mako Fukano
    • 3
  • Toru Fukubayashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Sport SciencesWaseda UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Sport SciencesWaseda UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Sport SciencesWaseda UniversityJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of Sport SciencesWaseda UniversityJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55317-5
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55318-2
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