Extreme Sports Medicine

  • Francesco Feletti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Medicine in Extreme Sports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Brymer, Susan Houge Mackenzie
      Pages 3-13
    3. Mayur K. Ranchordas, Sean Hudson, Steve W. Thompson
      Pages 15-28
    4. Pawel Jozkow, Marek Medras
      Pages 29-34
    5. Ricardo Pereira Igreja
      Pages 35-40
    6. Martina M. Bosch, Pascal B. Knecht, Stephanie Watson
      Pages 41-52
    7. Brian B. Adams
      Pages 53-64
    8. Ryan Ernst, David Townes
      Pages 65-76
    9. Pawel Jozkow
      Pages 97-105
  3. Injuries and Illnesses in the Most Popular Extreme Sports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Volker Schöffl
      Pages 109-121
    3. Aaron M. Swedberg, Coen A. Wijdicks, Robert F. LaPrade, Roald Bahr
      Pages 123-137
    4. Johannes Becker, Philipp Moroder
      Pages 139-150
    5. Beat Knechtle
      Pages 151-162
    6. Thomas Lustenberger, Demetrios Demetriades
      Pages 163-175
    7. Francesco Feletti
      Pages 177-195
    8. Trevor J. Mills
      Pages 197-208
    9. Francesco Feletti, Jeff Goin, Tina Rekand
      Pages 209-224
    10. Lorin M. Benneker, Peter M. Haefliger
      Pages 225-234
    11. Francesco Feletti, Anton Westman, Omer Mei-Dan
      Pages 235-244
    12. Kenneth S. Taylor, Emanuel A. Elias
      Pages 245-255
    13. Francesco Feletti
      Pages 257-274
    14. Francesco Feletti, Andrea Aliverti
      Pages 275-287
    15. Iain Wilson, Jonathan Folland, Hilary McDermott, Fehmidah Munir
      Pages 289-304
    16. Karsten Knobloch
      Pages 305-312
    17. Simon J. Mitchell, David J. Doolette
      Pages 313-333
  4. Prevention, Training and Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Maggie Henjum, Justin Dudley
      Pages 337-355
    3. Vasileios Andrianopoulos, Ioannis Vogiatzis
      Pages 357-363
    4. Ludovic Seifert, Dominic Orth, Chris Button, Eric Brymer, Keith Davids
      Pages 365-382
    5. Marco Tarabini, Marco Valsecchi
      Pages 389-395
    6. Andrew S. McIntosh, Declan A. Patton
      Pages 407-415
    7. Daniel S. Morris, Sam Evans
      Pages 417-428
    8. Maggie Henjum, Carly Mattson, Francesco Feletti
      Pages 429-449
    9. Jon Heshka
      Pages 451-461

About this book


This technically oriented book on medicine as applied to extreme sports offers broad coverage of the field extending well beyond the usual focus on major trauma and acute injuries. In addition to the injuries and diseases associated with individual extreme sports, this book also addresses the topics of psychology, dermatology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, physiology, nutrition, training, injury prevention strategies, rehabilitation, doping, treatment in hostile environments, and legal aspects.

Innovative and less frequently considered topics are also discussed, such as recent advances in protective equipment and materials, the effects of exposure on whole-body vibration, and cold exposure risk management. More than 60 of the most authoritative experts from across the world have contributed to this book, drawing on their personal experiences and including practical examples whenever relevant. Both subject matter and illustrations have been selected with the utmost care, the latter including photographs of world-class athletes.The book’s multidisciplinary approach to the subject ensures that it will be relevant to a wide readership.


Cold exposure Infectious diseases Overuse injuries Perceptual motor skills Physiological demands Rescue operations

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Feletti
    • 1
  1. 1.Local Health Trust of Romagna Department of Diagnostic ImagingS. Maria delle Croci HospitalRavennaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28263-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28265-7
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