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Epidemiology of Injuries in Sports

  • Offers an up-to-date overview of injuries epidemiology in 24 different sports

  • Provides useful preventive information for each discipline

  • Joint effort of 100 international experts

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Archery

    • Fiammetta Scarzella
    Pages 1-6
  3. Athletics: Jumping

    • Gian Luigi Canata, Valentina Casale
    Pages 7-13
  4. Athletics: Long-Distance Running

    • Theodorakys Marín Fermín, Emmanuel Papakostas
    Pages 15-19
  5. Athletics: Sprinting

    • Pascal Edouard
    Pages 21-27
  6. Athletics: Throwing

    • Giacomo Zanon, Enrico Ferranti Calderoni, Alberto Polizzi, Alessandro Ivone, Eugenio Jannelli, Franco Benazzo
    Pages 29-35
  7. Basketball

    • Tassery François, Daniele Mozzone, Groc Mariane, Pascal Edouard, Patricia Thoreux
    Pages 37-44
  8. Cycling

    • Kazumi Goto, Jacques Menetrey
    Pages 45-48
  9. Extreme Sports

    • Francesco Feletti, Omer Mei-Dan
    Pages 49-55
  10. Field Hockey

    • Guglielmo Torre, Rocco Papalia
    Pages 57-59
  11. Football

    • Josè Henrique Jones, Luca Pulici, Piero Volpi
    Pages 61-67
  12. Youth Football

    • Clemens Memmel, Werner Krutsch, Angelina Lukaszenko, Oliver Loose
    Pages 69-74
  13. Handball

    • András Tállay, Lior Laver, Kai Fehske, Leonard Achenbach
    Pages 75-82
  14. Ice Hockey

    • Kazumi Goto, Jacques Menetrey
    Pages 83-87
  15. Olympics

    • Mitchell I. Kennedy, Torbjørn Soligard, Kathrin Steffen, Gilbert Moatshe, Lars Engebretsen
    Pages 89-93
  16. Formula 1 World Championship

    • Fredrick Fernando, Alessandro Biffi, Fabrizio Borra, Filippo De Carli, Giuseppe Monetti, Felice Sirico
    Pages 95-106
  17. Motocross

    • Alberto Gobbi, Giacomo Valsecchi
    Pages 107-110
  18. Rugby

    • Michael R. Carmont, Pierfilippo Bottiglia Amici Grossi, Luca Pulici, Francois Kelberine, Catherine Lester
    Pages 111-118
  19. Skiing

    • Diego García-Germán, Gonzalo Samitier, Hubert Hörterer
    Pages 119-123
  20. Alpine Skiing

    • Amelie Stoehr, Hermann Mayr
    Pages 125-129

About this book

This concise yet comprehensive book covers epidemiology of injuries in 24 different sports ranging from football, volleyball, athletics, to less explored ones, like archery and Formula 1.  For each discipline the authors present and analyze the sport’s main characteristics, physiological and biomechanical demands on athletes, epidemiology of injuries, prevention strategies, rehabilitation and return to play.

Based on an updated overview of sport specific data, this book equips the reader with a solid understanding of sports injury epidemiology and its importance for the implementation of preventive measures.

Written in collaboration with ESSKA by almost 100 international experts, sharing the belief that prevention is the first mission of sports medicine, this book is an excellent source of knowledge for sports physicians, researchers, residents, fellows and trainers alike.


  • Trauma Surgery
  • injury prevention
  • sports injury incidence
  • sports injury management
  • football injuries
  • basket injuries
  • running injuries
  • volleyball injuries
  • cycling injuries
  • skiing injuries
  • rugby injuries
  • extreme sports injuries

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre of Sports Traumatology, Koelliker Hospital, TORINO, Italy

    Gian Luigi Canata

  • Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, Montijo, Portugal

    Henrique Jones

About the editors

Gian Luigi Canata is Director of the Center of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopic Surgery, Koelliker Hospital, Turin, Italy, a position he has held since 1995.  He is also current Chairman of ESMA-ESSKA, Chair of the ISAKOS Leg , Ankle and Foot Committee, member of the ISAKOS Sports Medicine Committee, and Chair of SIAGASCOT Foreign Society Partnership. 

 Dr. Canata has also been a Member of the Medical Commission of the Italian Track and Field Federation for decades and is Director of  the Medical Services of CUS (University Sports Centre), Turin.

Gian Luigi Canata has authored more than 100 scientific works including peer-reviewed articles and is the editor of several books, including Cartilage Lesions of the Ankle (2015), Muscle and Tendon Injuries: Evaluation and Management (2017), Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle (2019), and Management of Track and Field Injuries  (2021) published by Springer. 

Henrique Jones is an Orthopedic  and Sports Medicine specialist.He is the Clinical Director of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic, Montijo, Lisbon.He performs surgery at Hospital de Luz, Setubal and S. João de Deus Clinic, Lisbon) and  is currently Member of Sports Medicine College of Portuguese Doctors and invited Professor at Catholic University, Lisbon and Lusofona University, Lisbon: Henrique Jones also contributes as Reviewer for Acta Medica Portuguesa, icSPORTS and JEO publications He was Head of Orthopedic Surgery Department at Portuguese Air Force Hospital, Lisbon (2003-2011) and Clinical  Director (2009/2011). In addition, he was member of Portuguese Football Association Medical Department (1998-2014) and Team Doctor of Portuguese National Football Team  during  5 world Cups and 3 European Cups. He was member of UEFA Medical Committee, and Past Vice-Chairman (2010- 2019). Henrique Jones was also Past President of Portuguese Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology - SPAT (2016-2018). He is a member of European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee and Arthroscopy – ESSKA and vice – chairman (2012- 2014) of Sports Committee. Henrique Jones was founder of ESMA/ESSKA and Chairman (2018-2020).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Epidemiology of Injuries in Sports

  • Editors: Gian Luigi Canata, Henrique Jones

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: ESSKA 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-64531-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-64532-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 162

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-64532-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)