Tennis Medicine

A Complete Guide to Evaluation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

  • Giovanni Di Giacomo
  • Todd S. Ellenbecker
  • W. Ben Kibler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Biomechanics and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Caroline Martin
      Pages 3-16
    3. Bruce Elliott, Machar Reid, David Whiteside
      Pages 17-42
    4. Babette M. Pluim, Gary Windler
      Pages 43-51
    5. Natalie L. Myers, W. Ben Kibler
      Pages 53-60
    6. Tom Allen, Sharon Dixon, Marcus Dunn, Duane Knudson
      Pages 61-79
  3. Player Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. David Dines, Todd S. Ellenbecker, Jonathan Berkowitz
      Pages 83-100
    3. Paul K. Herickhoff, Marc R. Safran
      Pages 101-110
    4. Stephan N. Salzmann, Javier Maquirriain, Jennifer Shue, Federico P. Girardi
      Pages 111-118
    5. Giuseppe Monetti, Gianluca Rampino, Giuseppe Rusignuolo, Serena Tripoli
      Pages 119-130
    6. Walter C. Taylor, Brian Adams, Kathy Martin, Susie Parker-Simmons, Marc Safron, Belinda Herde et al.
      Pages 147-166
    7. Alexander Ferrauti, Alexander Ulbricht, Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez
      Pages 167-188
  4. Shoulder Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Christopher L. Camp, David M. Dare, David W. Altchek
      Pages 191-202
    3. Giovanni Di Giacomo, Nicola de Gasperis
      Pages 203-214
    4. Natalie L. Myers, W. Ben Kibler
      Pages 215-230
    5. Todd S. Ellenbecker, Ann Cools
      Pages 231-247
    6. Keith T. Corpus, Evan W. James, Javier Maquirriain, David M. Dines
      Pages 249-259
  5. Elbow Wrist and Hand Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Per Renstrom, Paul W. Ackermann
      Pages 263-275
    3. David M. Dare, Christopher L. Camp, Ioonna Felix, Joshua S. Dines
      Pages 277-291
    4. Andrea De Vita, R. A. Purnachandra Tejaswi, Paolo Scarso
      Pages 313-325
    5. Belinda Herde, Kathleen A. Stroia
      Pages 327-357
  6. Lower Extremity Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Ioonna Félix, Pete Draovitch, Todd S. Ellenbecker, Joshua Dines
      Pages 381-399
    3. Hio Teng Leong, Jill Cook, Sean Docking, Ebonie Rio
      Pages 401-413
    4. Robert C. Manske, Mark V. Paterno
      Pages 415-437
    5. Clay Sniteman, Shuhei Suzuki
      Pages 449-469
  7. Spinal Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-471
    2. Carles Pedret, Ramon Balius, Angel Ruiz-Cotorro
      Pages 473-485
    3. Hugo Gravil, Luke Fuller
      Pages 487-530
    4. Natalie L. Myers, W. Ben Kibler
      Pages 531-546
  8. Medical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 547-547
    2. Bradley G. Changstrom, Babette M. Pluim, Neeru Jayanthi
      Pages 549-561
    3. Susie Parker-Simmons, Page Love
      Pages 563-572
    4. Julien D. Périard, Olivier Girard
      Pages 573-587
    5. Mark E. Batt, Philip A. Bell, Ian M. McCurdie
      Pages 589-598
    6. Walter C. Taylor, Brian Adams
      Pages 599-608
  9. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 609-609
    2. Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Mark Kovacs
      Pages 611-626

About this book


This book will serve as a key resource for all clinicians working in orthopedics, sports medicine, and rehabilitation for the sport of tennis. It provides clinically useful information on evaluation and treatment of the tennis player, covering the entire body and both general medical and orthopedic musculoskeletal topics. Individual sections focus on tennis-related injuries to the shoulder, the elbow, wrist, and hand, the lower extremities, and the core/spine, explaining treatment and rehabilitation approaches in detail. Furthermore, sufficient sport science information is presented to provide the clinical reader with extensive knowledge of tennis biomechanics and the physiological aspects of training and rehabilitation. Medical issues in tennis players, such as nutrition and hydration, are also discussed, and a closing section focuses on other key topics, including movement dysfunction, periodization, core training, and strength and conditioning specifics. The expansive list of worldwide contributors and experts coupled with the comprehensive and far-reaching chapter provision make this the highest-level tennis medicine book ever published.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Di Giacomo
    • 1
  • Todd S. Ellenbecker
    • 2
  • W. Ben Kibler
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept of Orthopaedics and TraumaConcordia HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.ATP World Tour, Rehab Plus Sports Therapy ScottsdaleScottsdaleUSA
  3. 3.Lexington Clinic OrthopedicsLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71497-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71498-1
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