© 2006

Football Traumatology

Current Concepts: from Prevention to Treatment

  • Piero Volpi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Piero Volpi
      Pages 3-10
    3. Giuliano Cerulli, Auro Caraffa, Giovanni Zamarra, Fabiano Fantasia, Michela Lorenzini, Daniele Checcarelli et al.
      Pages 11-21
    4. Claudio Bordon
      Pages 23-31
    5. Fabio Pigozzi, Arrigo Giombini, Federica Fagnani, Valter di Salvo
      Pages 33-41
    6. István Berkes, Ákos Kynsburg, Gergely Pánics
      Pages 53-65
    7. Lars Engebretsen, Karin Steffen
      Pages 75-88
    8. Joäo Espregueria-Mendes, Carlos Arce
      Pages 89-100
    9. Mario Ferretti, Boris A. Zelle, Freddie H. Fu
      Pages 101-109
  3. Specific Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Roberto Brusati, Federico Biglioli
      Pages 113-122
    3. Piero Volpi, Roberto Pozzoni, Marco Galli, Corrado Bait
      Pages 123-126
    4. Raul Zini
      Pages 127-141
    5. Éric Rolland, Gérard Saillant
      Pages 143-151
    6. Davide Tornese, Gianluca Melegati, Piero Volpi
      Pages 153-164
    7. Murali Krishna Sayana, Nicola Maffulli
      Pages 165-182
    8. Andrea Ferretti, Angelo De Carli, Edoardo Monaco
      Pages 183-195

About this book


Football is probably the most widespread sport in the world: youngsters, adults, women, amateurs, beginners, professionals all make up a legion of practitioners. Lesions associated with football are on the increase and their typology has also changed over the years. Football, like many other sports, has undergone major changes: the increase in the intensity and speed of the game, the modern training methodologies, the technical and tactical innovations are all factors contributing to increased risks of traumatic injury. The footballers, the trainers, the sport's medical staff are asking for greater information and knowledge on the traumatic lesions associated with this sport. The primary role of those who are concerned with the health of footballers is to enforce preventive measures to reduce wherever possible the risks of trauma.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Piero Volpi
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Sports RehabilitationGaleazzi Orthopaedics InstituteMilanItaly

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From the reviews:

"A multiauthored textbook devoted to the evaluation and treatment of injuries common to soccer … . This relatively small text presents brief, up-to-date overviews of a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries from a surgical perspective. … Students, residents, therapists, and physicians caring for soccer players should find this book useful … ." (Jeffrey M. Thompson, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81 (11), November, 2006)