© 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. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cristiano Eirale
      Pages 3-9
    3. Oliver Faude, Roland Rössler
      Pages 11-19
    4. Astrid Junge
      Pages 21-27
    5. Piero Volpi, Cristiano Eirale
      Pages 29-33
    6. Mario Bizzini, Jiri Dvorak
      Pages 35-46
    7. Fabrizio Tencone
      Pages 47-49
    8. Porcelli Simone, Daniele Casalini, Alessandro Corsini, Gian Nicola Bisciotti, Piero Volpi
      Pages 51-62
  3. Specific Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Ian F. R. Beasley
      Pages 65-75
    3. Gianluca Melegati, Davide Tornese
      Pages 77-91
    4. Andrea Ferretti
      Pages 93-98
    5. Gian Nicola Bisciotti
      Pages 99-108
    6. Raffaele Garofalo, Piero Volpi, Giacomo Delle Rose, Dario Pitino, Alessandro Castagna
      Pages 109-117
    7. Gianezio Paribelli, Stefano Boschi, Alfonso Massimiliano Cassarino, F. Leonardi
      Pages 119-126
    8. Luis Pedro Duarte Silva, C. Desai, N. Loureiro, H. Pereira, J. Espregueira-Mendes
      Pages 127-134
    9. Pier Paolo Mariani, Guglielmo Cerullo, Germano Iannella, Marco Giacobbe
      Pages 145-155
    10. Corrado Bait, Matteo Denti, A. Orgiani, G. Carimati, Piero Volpi
      Pages 157-163

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)