© 2001

Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries

Current Concepts

  • Giancarlo Puddu
  • Arrigo Giombini
  • Alberto Selvanetti
  • Written by international experts in the field

  • Based on latest research findings

  • Easy reference through classification by body area

  • Includes concepts using latest physical therapy modalities (hyperthermia, shock waves)


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Savio L-Y. Woo, Eric K. Wong, J. Mi Lee, Masayoshi Yagi, Freddie H. Fu
    Pages 1-10
  3. Giuliano Cerulli, Fabrizio Ponteggia, Auro Caraffa, GianCarlo Aisa
    Pages 23-30
  4. Alberto Selvanetti, Arrigo Giombini, Ignazio Caruso
    Pages 43-60
  5. Jean-Pierre Liotard, Gilles Walch
    Pages 61-72
  6. Kevin E. Wilk, James R. Andrews
    Pages 73-93
  7. Antonio Castagnaro
    Pages 94-107
  8. Pierre A. d’Hemecourt, Lyle J. Micheli, Carl Gustafson
    Pages 108-117
  9. Paolo Aglietti, Fabrizio Ponteggia, Francesco Giron
    Pages 118-135
  10. Enrico Giannì, Guglielmo Cerullo, Giancarlo Puddu
    Pages 136-147
  11. Lars Konradsen, F. A. H. Renström
    Pages 154-166
  12. Donald T. Kirkendall, William E. Prentice, William E. Garrett
    Pages 185-193
  13. Kai-Ming Chan
    Pages 194-202
  14. Nick A. Evans, Bal Rajagopalan, William D. Stanish
    Pages 203-211
  15. Piero Faccini, Sabrina Zanolli, Dario Dalla Vedova
    Pages 212-220
  16. Arrigo Giombini, Vittorio Franco, Alberto Selvanetti
    Pages 221-233

About this book


Over the last few years, in the field of sports science and medicine, empirical theories about the treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes have been gradually sup­ ported by a rapid growth of research data and scientific literature. This has permit­ ted a better knowledge of the healing process from injury and/or surgery, and a more appropriate understanding of the biomechanical behavior of several biological structures to load and exercise. We agree with the opinion that development and advancement through a rehabil­ itation program should be based on the type and severity of the lesion, healing time of the injured structures, individual pain tolerance level, possible adopted surgical procedure, and sport-specific biomechanical demands. Currently, the most re cent theories on rehabilitation of the injured athlete em­ phasize the concepts of a multidisciplinary approach, a functional recovery instead of symptomatic improvement, and an early mobilization with the implementation of an individualized program treating the entire body kinetic chains. Among different methods of rehabilitation, the physician should choose those re­ vealing their clinical appropriateness, founded on a validated scientific data and/or proven clinical efficacy. Our goal has been to provide a comprehensive coverage of principles and practi­ cal applications of the rehabilitation methods of the most common sports injuries, and we have tried to combine the variety of expertise and backgrounds of a multidis­ ciplinary group of contributing authors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giancarlo Puddu
    • 1
  • Arrigo Giombini
    • 2
  • Alberto Selvanetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinica “Valle Giulia”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Sports Science Institute, Department of MedicineService of Rehabilitation and Functional ReconditioningRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
  • Book Subtitle Current Concepts
  • Editors G. Puddu
    A. Giombini
    A. Selvanetti
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67475-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08690-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04369-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 63 b/w illustrations, 425 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

"This book is … extremely welcome. As the title suggests, it deals with the rehabilitation of sports injuries. … This book is well written and, importantly, up to date. The book has a number of plus points; it is well illustrated … . Colored data boxes, summaries, and tables also make the book easier to read. There is a good index and excellent reference sections for each chapter. … I recommend this book to active surgeons who treat patients with sports-related injuries … ." (J. Karlsson, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Issue 11, 2003)

"The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the principles and practical applications of the rehabilitation methods for the most common sports injuries, combining the expertise and backgrounds of a multidisciplinary group of contributing authors. … Each chapter is complete with a comprehensive and up to date bibliography. This book is recommended to physicians and physical therapists interested in sports medicine, and, due to its pragmatic style and clear text and tables, represents a useful manual for consultation in everyday practice." (S. Vercelli, Medicina dello Sport, Vol. 55 (2), 2002)

"The book includes nineteen chapters covering the essential features of rehabilitation after sports injuries … . This multiauthored book on a common topic … is highly recommended. The editors did an excellent job of maintaining uniform quality … . The manuscript is presented in an extremely attractive format, which enhances the reader’s appreciation of the data. … In summary, the authors have succeeded in their goal of providing a comprehensive reference … . this book should be mandatory reading for anyone who treats sports injuries." (P. Haentjens, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 67 (5), 2001)