Sports Injuries: Prevention, Management and Risk Factors


Gabrielle Hopkins (Editor)

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO000000

Consistent physical activity and sport participation is essential for physiological health and mental well-being. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of hypokinetic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis and lower back pain. Unfortunately, however, participation in sport and physical activity lends itself to injuries, although it must be stressed that the benefits outweigh the associated maladies.

There are many risk factors that predispose the sport enthusiast to injury, and these are classified as either extrinsic or intrinsic. Intrinsic risk factors are person-dependent factors (body mass, skeletal alignment, muscle strength) and rarely cause injuries, but significantly increase the risk of injury. Extrinsic factors include environmental conditions (extreme heat and/or cold, running or playing surface) and sport equipment that predispose people to injury. This book discusses the prevention, management and risk factors of injuries in sports.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement in the Athlete (pp. 1-50)
William Postma, M.D., Thomas Sherman, M.D. and Michael Kern, M.D. (MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Institute, Washington, DC, USA)

Chapter 2 – A Summary of Central Nervous System Injuries Associated with the Sport of Ice Hockey (pp. 51-62)
Ozan Toy, Arielle Berkowitz, Ronald Bogdasarian and Mill Etienne (The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA, US, and others)

Chapter 3 – Protective Headgear for Rugby, Australian Rules Football and Soccer (pp. 63-86)
Con Hrysomallis, Ph.D. (Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia)
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Chapter 4 – Predicting and Preventing Sport Injuries: The Role of Stress (pp. 87-104)
Aurelio Olmedilla, Víctor J. Rubio and Enrique Ortega (University of Murcia, Spain, and others)
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Chapter 5 – Injuries in Hurling and Camogie: A Review of Incidence, Management and Prevention (pp. 105-122)
Edel Marie Quinn (Specialist Registrar in Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)

Chapter 6 – Resistance Training‘s Role in the Prevention of Sports Injuries (pp. 123-136)
Ina Shaw, Ph.D. and Brandon S. Shaw, Ph.D. (University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter 7 – Intrinsic Risk Factors That Predispose the Knee Joint to Injury (pp. 137-148)
Terry Jeremy Ellapen, Ph.D. (University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, Westville campus, Faculty of Health Science, Department of Biokinetics and Exercise Science, Lecturer and Biokineticist, South Africa)


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