Muscular Injuries in the Posterior Leg

Assessment and Treatment

  • J. Bryan Dixon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Underlying Principles in the Assessment and Treatment of Muscular Injuries of the Posterior Leg

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julia C. Bisschops, Mark E. Lavallee
      Pages 3-12
    3. Scott N. Drum, Ryan Weatherwax, J. Bryan Dixon
      Pages 13-25
    4. J. Bryan Dixon, Scott N. Drum, Ryan Weatherwax
      Pages 27-34
    5. Andrew Swentik
      Pages 35-47
    6. Erich N. Ottem
      Pages 49-59
  3. Assessment of Muscular Injuries in the Posterior Leg

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. J. Bryan Dixon, Christopher Robert Faber
      Pages 63-79
    3. Eric P. Sturos, J. Bryan Dixon
      Pages 81-90
  4. Treatment of Muscular Injuries in the Posterior Leg

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Stephen M. Simons, Jeremy L. Riehm
      Pages 93-98
    3. Stephen M. Simons, Christopher C. Jordan
      Pages 99-110
    4. Zachary C. Leonard
      Pages 111-120
    5. John Baldea, Manoj K. Dhariwal, Brock McMillen, Casey Chrzastowski, Stacey M. Hall, Jordana Weber et al.
      Pages 121-140
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 169-172

About this book


Taking a multidisciplinary approach to a common and often frustrating problem for athletes and those with an active lifestyle, this book is the first of its kind, addressing muscular injuries to the posterior leg using an in-depth and expansive style that is uniquely dedicated to ensuring all content is explicitly linked to the practical care of patients with calf pain. It is divided thematically into three sections. The first section covers underlying principles involved in these issues, including anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology of injury and neurophysiology of musculoskeletal pain. Clinical assessment techniques and imaging are covered in the second section. The third section on treatment is the most expansive, discussing acute, sub-acute and chronic posterior leg muscle injuries, as well as surgical management, rehabilitation techniques, complementary medicine and special populations. Overall, the book is designed to use muscular injuries of the posterior leg to as a means to understand the assessment and treatment of muscular injuries more broadly. Taken together, it is the consummate source for orthopedists, doctors in sports medicine, podiatrists, rehabilitation professionals and primary care physicians who treat muscular injuries in the posterior leg, though readers will gain a conceptual and practical framework for the assessment and treatment of muscular injuries in general.


Calf strain Muscular leg injury Sports injury Sports rehabilitation Sub-acute injury Posterior leg injury

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Bryan Dixon
    • 1
  1. 1.Sports MedicineAdvanced Center for OrthopedicsMarquetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7649-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7651-2
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