Hand and Wrist Injuries In Combat Sports

A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Riccardo Luchetti
  • Loris Pegoli
  • Gregory I. Bain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Loris Pegoli, Alessandro Pozzi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Simon MacLean, Gregory I. Bain
    Pages 9-24
  4. Toshiyasu Nakamura
    Pages 25-32
  5. Keiji Fujio
    Pages 33-40
  6. Eduardo Pereira, Laura Filippini Lorimier Fernandes, Luciano Pereira
    Pages 41-50
  7. M. Lucius Pomerantz
    Pages 63-76
  8. Nicole Badur, Riccardo Luchetti, Rainer Ganschow
    Pages 77-108
  9. Gustavo Ruggiero Mantovani
    Pages 109-121
  10. Amar Malhas, Mike Hayton
    Pages 123-127
  11. Ugo Montevecchi
    Pages 141-165
  12. Ilaria Saroglia, Giulia Pompili
    Pages 249-284
  13. Jennette Sze-yan Chan, Josephine Wing-yuk Ip
    Pages 297-303

About this book


This well-illustrated book describes the injuries to the hand and wrist that are commonly encountered among participants in combat sports, explaining the mechanisms of injury and offering state of the art guidance on diagnosis and treatment. It covers both injuries characteristic of individual sports, such as kendo, karate, judo, jiu-jitsu, aikido, and mixed martial arts, and pathologies encountered across the full range of combat sports, including boxing, wrestling, and taekwondo. In addition to management, careful attention is paid to rehabilitation following injury and to psychological aspects of recovery from injury. The book is the result of a collaboration with the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH) and has been designed to meet the needs of all practitioners who work with combat sports athletes. While especially helpful for surgeons, physicians, therapists, and rehabilitators, it will also be of value to coaches, trainers, and players. The authors are leading international experts in the field who have been involved with international societies and in some cases have personal experience of combat sports at a high level.


Sports injury of the hand Sports injury of the wrist Combat hand and wrist injuries Fighting injury Flexor tendon avulsion Peripheral nerve compression Degenerative changes Carpometacarpal joint instability First carpometacarpal joint fractures Sagittal band injuries Rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Luchetti
    • 1
  • Loris Pegoli
    • 2
  • Gregory I. Bain
    • 3
  1. 1.Rimini Hand Rehabilitation and Surgery CenterRiminiItaly
  2. 2.Humanitas San Pio XMilanItaly
  3. 3.Flinders University South AustraliaNorth AdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52901-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52902-8
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