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Combat Sports Medicine

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  • © 2009


  • Only reference work in this area of sports medicine
  • Extensive coverage of likely medical results of combat sport

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Sports medicine and sports science are relatively new and rapidly developing fields of knowledge. During the past 2 decades, a significant body of scientific knowledge has been published in these areas. However, there is a demand for practical ref- ences which address sports medicine and science in the context of different sports. This demand is higher in some sports including combat sports, which are highly physically and mentally demanding, and cause challenging issues such as risk of blood-borne infections, weight reduction, head injuries, stress management, and safety for women and children. This book has been developed to meet the needs of the practitioners who work with combat sports athletes in order to improve their health and performance. Combat sports include four Olympic sports (boxing, wrestling, judo, and t- kwondo) and other popular sports such as karate, kick boxing, and Wushu. These sports are popular in most countries of the world, both at competitive and rec- ational levels. Combat sports are practiced by people of different ages for a variety of reasons such as to gain fitness and health benefits and to learn self-defense.

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Table of contents (19 chapters)


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"This unique book discusses issues involved in caring for participants in combat sports. … Written primarily for those who take an active role in caring for athletes participating in combat sports, the book will be useful for physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, and other practitioners. … With the growing popularity of combat sports worldwide, this is a valuable resource for individuals who are charged with the care of these athletes. It does a great job of familiarizing readers with common concerns encountered in these unique sports." (Chris A. Klenck, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2009)

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Combat Sports Medicine

  • Editors: W. Angus Wallace, Randall R. Wroble, Nicola Maffulli, Ramin Kordi

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  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2009

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84800-353-8Published: 13 March 2009

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-84996-792-1Published: 13 October 2010

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-84800-354-5Published: 01 March 2009

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 325

  • Number of Illustrations: 28 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine

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