From the Back Cover
Sports participation at both amateur and professional levels has increased enormously in recent decades, impacting positively on all aspects of health except musculoskeletal injuries. Acute muscle injuries account for approximately 20% of all injuries in sports and pose an increasing challenge for athletes and medical practitioners.
This book documents current knowledge and standards of care for acute muscle injuries. The full range of injuries is covered, including those to the hamstring, hip adductor, quadriceps, calf, pectoralis major, biceps brachii, latissimus dorsi, and rectus abdominis muscles. Evidence-based content is combined with experience from medical experts from around the globe in order to provide the reader with a full picture of the latest insights into terminology, trauma mechanisms, basic principles of healing, diagnosis, and treatment. Helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms are included, and clear guidance provided on ensuring optimal rehabilitation and rapid return to sports.
Acute Muscle Injuries is structured in such a way that it will serve as an ideal reference manual for orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiotherapists, general practitioners, paramedics, sports managers, athletes, and coaches. The authors are all scientifically active in the field of sports medicine and also well known for their great clinical experience in the care of acute muscle injuries.
About the Author
Dr. Gino Kerkhoffs is a specialist in sports orthopedics (with special emphasis on stress fractures and muscle injuries) ankle and knee surgery. His medical practice includes the care of the musculoskeletal injuries of the athletes from the Dutch Olympic and Paralympic team, football players and various dance artists. He is the current scientific program chair for the ESSKA congress, secretary general for ESSKA-AFAS and the past chair of the ESSKA sports committee. His present affiliation is Associate Professor of Orthopedic surgery at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Dr. Elvire Servien is a specialist in sports orthopedics, knee and shoulder surgery. She is involved in many sports related projects including medical practice in the Lyon FIFA center of excellence, medical care for the Lyon female football team and Rugby team, as well as a number of other athletes. She is the current chair of the ESSKA sports committee. Her present affiliation is Professor of Orthopedic surgery at the Groupement Hospitalier Lyon-Nord, Centre Albert Trillat, Lyon, France.