© 2015

Football Traumatology

New Trends

  • Piero Volpi
  • Provides overviews of a wide range of injuries experienced by football players

  • Offers guidance on diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation

  • Advises on reducing the risk of trauma


Table of contents

  1. Specific Injuries

    1. Jonathan G. Robin, Elvire Servien, Philippe Neyret
      Pages 165-178
    2. Philippe Landreau, Jaleleddine Belhaj Ahmed
      Pages 179-190
    3. Francesco M. Benazzo, Giacomo Zanon, Loris Perticarini
      Pages 191-199
    4. Rene Verdonk
      Pages 201-211
    5. Giancarlo Coari, Francesco Miele, Alessandro Emanuele Tripodo, Filippo Troiani
      Pages 213-230
    6. Paulo Renato Fernandes Saggin, David Dejour
      Pages 231-239
    7. Alexis Lion, Alexander Hoffmann, Caroline Mouton, Daniel Theisen, Romain Seil
      Pages 241-252
    8. Lars G. Peterson, Haris S. Vasiliadis
      Pages 253-265
    9. E. Prospero, M. Denti, A. Quaglia, L. Pulici, L. Brambilla, Piero Volpi
      Pages 267-273
    10. Ramon Cugat, Xavier Cusco, Roberto Seijas, Pedro Alvarez, Gilbert Steinbacher, Marta Rius
      Pages 275-291
    11. Stefano Zaffagnini, Tommaso Roberti di Sarsina, F. Raggi, A. Grassi, T. Bonanzinga, G. Marcheggiani Muccioli et al.
      Pages 293-301
    12. Nicola Maffulli, Alessio Giai Via, Francesco Oliva
      Pages 303-315
    13. Raul Zini, Manlio Panascì
      Pages 317-324
    14. Jón Karlsson, Nicklas Olsson, Katarina Nilsson Helander
      Pages 325-332
    15. C. Niek van Dijk, Gwendolyn Vuurberg
      Pages 333-342
    16. Sandro Giannini, Roberto Buda, Laura Ramponi, Francesco Castagnini, Silvio Caravelli, Giuseppe Gianluca Costa et al.
      Pages 343-350
    17. Vincent Gouttebarge, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs
      Pages 351-358
    18. Pieter PRN d’Hooghe
      Pages 359-370
    19. Palmanovich Ezequiel, Keltz Eran, Kots Eugene, Marom Niv, Hetsroni Iftach, Nyska Meir et al.
      Pages 371-383
    20. Stefano Della Villa, Francesco Della Villa, Margherita Ricci, Stefano Respizzi
      Pages 385-392

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive guide to the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries commonly experienced by football (soccer) players. It will be of particular value for orthopedists and sports medicine practitioners, and will provide the information required by trainers and medical staff regarding the traumatic lesions associated with the sport. It is also anticipated that the book will assist in reducing the risk of trauma in footballers. The new edition has been revised to reflect advances in knowledge and practice and will be more valuable than ever, given that the risk of trauma continues to increase owing to the intensity and speed of modern football, the current training methods, and technical and tactical innovations. Injuries are a major adverse event during a footballer’s career, and they require appropriate medical and/or surgical treatment and rehabilitation. The overviews provided in this book will help in delivering such care.


Ankle Biomechanics Foot Football Fractures Injuries prevention Knee Ligaments Muscle lesions Patellar injuries Rehabilitation Sport Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Piero Volpi
    • 1
  1. 1.Knee Orthopaedics and Sport Traumatology UnitHumanitas Research-IRCCSMilanItaly

About the editors

Dr. Piero Volpi is an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist and Director of the Knee Surgery and Sport Traumatology Unit at Humanitas Clinical Institute IRCCS, Milan. He played professional football from the beginning of the 1970s until 1985 while maintaining his medical studies. He is now Head of Medical Staff FC Internazionale Milan, Italy, and is also Responsible Physician of the Italian Association of Football Players (AIC).  Dr. Volpi  is Teaching Professor at the Speciality School  of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University of Milan.  He is also Vice-President of  Italian Arthroscopy Society (SIA) and member of  several National and International Scientific Societies: Siot, Sigascot,Fmsi, Isakos, Esska, Eka. He is the author of more than 300 publications and over 600 contributions, including book chapters, articles and presentations to scientific National and International meetings .He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sports Traumatology and member of Editorial Board of  Medicina dello Sport Journal.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Football Traumatology
  • Book Subtitle New Trends
  • Editors Piero Volpi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-18244-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-33076-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-18245-2
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XV, 392
  • Number of Illustrations 46 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


“This book covers general concepts in football injuries, football injuries by tissue type and anatomic site, and new developments in sports medicine. … The apparent audience is sports medicine practitioners, but the book also would be an excellent resource for residents with an interest in sports medicine or football coverage responsibilities.” (Melody Hrubes, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2015)