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Injuries and Health Problems in Football

What Everyone Should Know

  • João Espregueira-Mendes (Editor-in-Chief)
  • C. Niek van Dijk
  • Philippe Neyret
  • Moises Cohen
  • Stefano Della Villa
  • Helder Pereira
  • J. Miguel Oliveira

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Athlete in the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. José Ferraz, José Pereira, Jacques Menetrey, Paulo Lobo
      Pages 3-4
    3. Henrique Jones, Pedro Cantista, Matteo Denti
      Pages 5-11
    4. Rodolfo Moura
      Pages 23-27
    5. Frederico Varandas, Nuno Oliveira, João Pedro Araújo, Paulo Beckert, Paco Biosca
      Pages 29-40
    6. João Pedro Araújo, Isabel Lopes, Filipe Guimarães, Vítor Moreira
      Pages 41-45
  3. Anatomy, Biomechanics and Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Rogério Pereira, Ricardo Vidal, Ana Leal, Maria Amélia Ferreira
      Pages 49-52
    3. Manuel Vieira da Silva, Bruno Pereira
      Pages 53-64
    4. Sérgio Rodrigues-Gomes, José Carlos Vasconcelos, Pedro Portugal, Rui Aguiar, Abdalla Skaf, Nuno Sousa
      Pages 65-79
  4. Ankle and Foot Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Renato Andrade, Hélder Pereira, João Paulo Vilas-Boas, João Espregueira-Mendes, C. Niek van Dijk
      Pages 83-104
    3. Ricardo Telles Freitas, Hélder Pereira, John Kennedy, C. Niek Van Dijk
      Pages 105-112
    4. Marta Massada, Gino Kerkoffs, Paulo Amado
      Pages 113-128
    5. Pieter d’Hooghe, Hélder Pereira, Stefano Zaffagnini
      Pages 129-142
  5. Knee Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, Hélder Pereira, Joana Silva-Correia, Pedro L. Ripoll, João Espregueira-Mendes, Rodrigo Kaz et al.
      Pages 145-163
    3. Frantzeska Zampeli, Anastasios Georgoulis, Freddie Fu, Romain Seil, Jim-Dimitris Georgoulis, João Espregueira-Mendes
      Pages 165-176

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on the health problems and injuries associated with football and their clinical management. After an opening section on technical aspects and fundamental principles, all areas of football traumatology are addressed. The coverage includes muscle, tendon, and stress injuries of the lower limbs and injuries to the ankle and foot, knee, hip and groin, spine and head, and upper limbs. An individual section is also devoted to the most significant heart and other health conditions that may be encountered in players of all ages and standards. Follow-up, rehabilitation, and return to activity are discussed, and the role of performance enhancement strategies is carefully examined, with description of nutritional guidelines and the evidence on use of dietary supplements. A concluding section highlights the potential of the next generation of biologics to improve the regeneration and biofunctionality of damaged tissues. This book is written by world-renowned experts and has been produced in cooperation with ISAKOS. It will serve as a reference in the field of orthopaedics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • João Espregueira-Mendes (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • C. Niek van Dijk
    • 2
  • Philippe Neyret
    • 3
  • Moises Cohen
    • 4
  • Stefano Della Villa
    • 5
  • Helder Pereira
    • 6
  • J. Miguel Oliveira
    • 7
  1. 1.Estadio do DragaoClínica Espregueira Mendes Estadio do DragaoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAcademic Medical CentreAmsterdam ZuidoostThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Hopital de la Croix-RousseUniversity of Lyon 1 Hopital de laCroix-Rousse, LyonFrance
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedics & TraumatologyFederal University of São PauloVila Clementino - São PauloBrazil
  5. 5.Isokinetic Medical GroupFIFA Medical Centre of ExcellenceBolognaItaly
  6. 6.3B’s Research Group–Biomaterials, Biodegradables and BiomimeticsUniversity of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, AvePark, Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, Zona Industrial da GandraBarco, GuimarãesPortugal
  7. 7.ICVS/3B’s–PT Government Associate LaboratoryBraga/GuimarãesPortugal

About the editors

João Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD, has been Professor of Orthopaedic Traumatology and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Minho University, Portugal, since 2005. In addition, he is Director of Saúde Atlântica and Clínica Espregueira-Mendes, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, FC Porto Dragão Stadium, Porto, Portugal. His further posts include Senior Researcher in Biomaterials, Biodegradables, and Biomimetics in the Department of Polymer Engineering at Minho University Dr. Espregueira-Mendes is current President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and also President of the Education Committee and Executive Board Member of ISAKOS. He is a member of the editorial board of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Injuries and Health Problems in Football
  • Book Subtitle What Everyone Should Know
  • Editors C. Niek van Dijk
    Philippe Neyret
    Moises Cohen
    Stefano Della Villa
    Helder Pereira
    J. Miguel Oliveira
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-53923-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-57168-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-53924-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 703
  • Number of Illustrations 72 b/w illustrations, 173 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Traumatic Surgery
    Sports Medicine
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