Sports Injuries: Diagnosis, Prevention, Stem Cell Therapy, and Medical Sport Strategy

  • Sadegh Rahim
  • Fakher RahimEmail author
  • Kiarash Shirbandi
  • Behzad Bagheban Haghighi
  • Babak Arjmand
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1084)


Sports injuries diagnosis, prevention, and treatment are the most important issues of sports medicine. Fortunately, sports injuries are often treated effectively, and people with damage recover and return to the sport in a satisfactory condition. Meanwhile, many sports injuries and complications can be prevented. In general, sports injuries include acute or chronic injuries. Given increasing in popularity, sports medicine doctors use stem cells to treat a wide variety of sports injuries, including damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage. Stem cell therapy to an injured area could be done through direct surgical application, stem-cell-bearing sutures, and injection. Stem cell therapy holds potential for repair and functional plasticity following sports injuries compared to traditional methods; however, the mechanism of stem cell therapy for sports injuries remains largely unknown. Medical imaging technologies provide the hope to ample the knowledge concerning basic stem cell biology in real time when transplanted into sport-induced damaged organs. Using stem cell treatment might restore continuity and regeneration and promote growth back the organ targets. Besides, using a noninvasive medical imaging method would have the long-time monitoring advantage to the stem cells transplanting individual. The multimodality imaging technique allows for studying acute pathological events following sports injuries; therefore, the use of imaging techniques in medicine permits the straight examination of dynamic regenerative events of specific stem cells following a sports injury in people.


Medical imaging Sports injuries Stem cell therapy 



Adipose-derived stem cells


Adult stem cells


Bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells


Cord blood stem cell


Protector used in martial arts


Embryonic stem cell


Mesenchymal stem cells


Peripheral blood stem cells


Platelet-rich plasma


Superficial digital flexor


Tonsil-derived MSCs


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sadegh Rahim
    • 1
  • Fakher Rahim
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Kiarash Shirbandi
    • 4
  • Behzad Bagheban Haghighi
    • 5
  • Babak Arjmand
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Medicine, Health research institute, Research Center of Thalassemia & Hemoglobinopathy, Health research instituteAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran
  3. 3.Metabolomics and Genomics Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular-Cellular Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  4. 4.Allied Health Sciences School, Radiology DepartmentAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran
  5. 5.Orthopedic Surgery, Monfared Niaki Army HospitalAhvazIran
  6. 6.Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular-Cellular Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  7. 7.Metabolomics and Genomics Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular-Cellular Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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