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Arthroscopy and Sport Injuries

Applications in High-level Athletes

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  • Explains the role of arthroscopy in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of sports injuries
  • Reflects the recent advances that have taken place in arthroscopy
  • Offers clear guidance from leading specialists in the field

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This book describes the current applications of arthroscopy in a very wide range of sports injuries involving, among other sites, the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. For each condition, mechanisms of injury are explained and the role of arthroscopy in diagnosis and treatment is described. Relevant information is also provided on the epidemiology and mechanisms of injury in specific sports and on indications for treatment and rehabilitation. The book fully reflects the recent advances that have taken place in arthroscopy, permitting more accurate assessment and more successful management of post-traumatic pathologies. Furthermore, it acknowledges that as a result of the increasing use of new technologies and biomaterials, there is now particular interest in techniques that promote biological healing of articular lesions and permit complete functional recovery. The authors are leading specialists in the field who have aimed to provide practitioners with the clear guidance that they require on the evaluation and treatment of injuries incurred during sporting activity.

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“I enjoyed the book. It not only provides information on the work-up and surgical techniques for the majority of procedures a sports surgeon will encounter, it also discusses a difficult question that some sports surgeons have limited experience with, particularly as they start their careers: when to return an athlete to play. I found this the most helpful section of each chapter, which makes this book a great addition to any sports surgeon’s library.” (Matthew S. Marcus, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Knee Orthopedics and Sport Traumatology Unit,, Humanitas Clinical Institute IRCCS, Milan, Italy

    Piero Volpi

About the editor

Dr. Piero Volpi is an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist and Director of the Knee Surgery and Sport Traumatology Unit at Humanitas Clinical Institute IRCCS, Milan. He played professional football from the beginning of the 1970s until 1985 while maintaining his medical studies. He is now Head of Medical Staff FC Internazionale Milan, Italy, and is also Responsible Physician of the Italian Association of Football Players (AIC), an instructor on medical issues for FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), Vice-president of the Antidoping Commission, and a member of the SLA Commission of FIGC. Dr. Volpi was a Teaching Professor on the Residency Program in Sports Medicine at the University of Milan from 1993 to 2000; since 2001 he has been Teaching Professor on the Residency Program in Orthopedics and Traumatology at the university and has acted as tutor in matters relating to sports trauma and reparative surgery of the knee. During the past 10 years, withhis team, he has treated numerous professional athletes across various sports, especially football, and has performed more than 5000 knee and ankle arthroscopies, 3000 knee and ankle ligament surgical procedures, more than 1000 joint replacements, and about 1000 tendon repair and cartilage treatment procedures. He is the author of more than 200 publications (30% in international journals) and has delivered numerous presentations at national and international scientific meetings.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Arthroscopy and Sport Injuries

  • Book Subtitle: Applications in High-level Athletes

  • Editors: Piero Volpi

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-14814-4Published: 28 December 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-79202-6Published: 28 March 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-14815-1Published: 01 January 2016

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 457

  • Number of Illustrations: 36 b/w illustrations, 154 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Medicine/Public Health, general

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