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Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

An Encyclopedic Review of Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management

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  • © 2023
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  • Covers all important orthopaedic sports injuries, documenting epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment
  • Provides definitions of terms commonly used in orthopaedic sports medicine
  • Guides the reader to evidence-based diagnosis and management options

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About this book

This encyclopedic review provides an evidence-based approach to all the important orthopaedic sports injuries, covering everything from epidemiology, injury definition, and diagnosis to the safest and most effective management strategies and treatment procedures. Written in clear, concise language by renowned clinicians and scientists currently working in the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine, it offers a superb resource for readers at all levels, from undergraduate students to field experts. Like all publications within Springer’s Major Reference Works program, it is available both as a static eBook/print version and as a “living edition” that is continually being revised to reflect the latest advances in knowledge. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is designed to meet the needs of readers from the entire range of related fields, including orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physiotherapists, trainers and coaches, other health care professionals, students, athletes, and laypersons.


Table of contents (89 entries)

Editors and Affiliations

  • FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Clínica Espregueira, Porto, Portugal

    João Espregueira-Mendes

  • Dept. Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Mölndal, Sweden

    Jón Karlsson

  • UPMC Freddie Fu SportsMed Ctr, Orth Surg, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

    Volker Musahl

  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

    Olufemi R. Ayeni

About the editors

João Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD, has been Professor of Orthopaedic Traumatology and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Minho University, Portugal, since 2005. In addition, he is Director of Clínica do Dragão – Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, FC Porto Dragão Stadium, Porto, Portugal. He also holds the position of Orthopaedic Surgeon of FC Porto and Senior Researcher in Biomaterials, Biodegradables, and Biomimetics in the Department of Polymer Engineering at Minho University. Professor Espregueira-Mendes was President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) from 2012 to 2014, as well as President Founder of the ESSKA Foundation in Luxembourg (2013). Currently, he is Treasurer and Chairman of the Publications Committee of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). He is a member of the editorial board of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

  • Book Subtitle: An Encyclopedic Review of Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management

  • Editors: João Espregueira-Mendes, Jón Karlsson, Volker Musahl, Olufemi R. Ayeni

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Medicine, Reference Module Medicine

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-65430-6Due: 18 August 2024

  • Number of Pages: XX, 3235

  • Number of Illustrations: 50 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Sport Science , Physiotherapy, Medicine/Public Health, general

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