This book describes the current applications of arthroscopy in a very wide range of sports injuries involving, among other sites, the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. For each condition, mechanisms of injury are explained and the role of arthroscopy in diagnosis and treatment is described. Relevant information is also provided on the epidemiology and mechanisms of injury in specific sports and on indications for treatment and rehabilitation. The book fully reflects the recent advances that have taken place in arthroscopy, permitting more accurate assessment and more successful management of post-traumatic pathologies. Furthermore, it acknowledges that as a result of the increasing use of new technologies and biomaterials, there is now particular interest in techniques that promote biological healing of articular lesions and permit complete functional recovery. The authors are leading specialists in the field who have aimed to provide practitioners with the clear guidance that they require on the evaluation and treatment of injuries incurred during sporting activity.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 457
Weight: 1651 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
"I enjoyed the book. It not only provides information on the work-up and surgical techniques for the majority of procedures a sports surgeon will encounter, it also discusses a difficult question that some sports surgeons have limited experience with, particularly as they start their careers: when to return an athlete to play. I found this the most helpful section of each chapter, which makes this book a great addition to any sports surgeon's library." (Matthew S. Marcus, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)