Identifies the causes and symptoms of diverse muscle and tendon pathologies
Describes the role of the available diagnostic procedures and treatment approaches
Written by leading experts with the aim of providing a state of the art multidisciplinary reference
This book explores in a comprehensive manner the causes and symptoms of muscle and tendon pathologies, the available diagnostic procedures, and current treatment approaches. Specific aspects of the anatomy, biomechanics, and function of muscles and tendons are analyzed, anddetailed guidance is provided on the most innovative methods – both conservative and surgical – for ensuring that the athlete can make a safe and quick return to sporting activity. Optimal care of tendon and muscle injuries in sportspeople requires effective cooperation of sports scientistsand medical practitioners to identify the best ways of preserving muscle and tendon structures and to develop new strategies for their rehabilitation and regeneration. Muscle and Tendon Injuries is an excellent multidisciplinary reference written by the leading experts in the field andpublished in collaboration with ISAKOS. It will appeal to all specialists in sports medicine and sports traumatology who are seeking a state of the art update on the management of muscle and tendon disorders.
Gian Luigi Canata, MD, has been Director of the Center of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopic Surgery at Koelliker Hospital, Turin, Italy since 1995. He has been a member of the Medical Commission of the Italian Track and Field Federation (FIDAL) and Director of Medical Servicesand a member of the Board of Directors of the Centro Universitario Sportivo of Torino (CUS Torino) for more than 35 years. His previous academic positions include Professor of Sports Medicine at SUISM (Scuola Universitaria in Scienze Motorie) (2001–2012) and Professor of Kinesiologyat ISEF (Istituto Superiore di Educazione Fisica) (1989–2001). Dr. Canata has been a member of ISAKOS since 1995 and has served on various ISAKOS committees. He is also President of the SIGASCOT Sports Committee and Vice-President of EFOST. He has authored almost 120articles, many of them in peer-reviewed journals and is co-editor, with C. Niek Van Dijk, of the 2015 Springer book Cartilage Lesions of the Ankle.
Pieter d’Hooghe is Associate Chief of Surgery (Research) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aspetar Hospital, Qatar. As an orthopaedic surgeon, he specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the ankle and foot, knee, and hip. He holds a Master in Sports Medicine and Tropical Medicine and has an MBA on Leadership and Sports Management. He was previously Director of the FIFA F-MARC Flemish Surgical Center of Excellence, where he treated many national and international athletes. Prior to working in Aspetar, Dr. d’Hooghe spent 17 years as teamphysician/surgeon of FC Club Bruges in Belgium (Champions League, Europa League, 7 national titles, 4 national cups, 3 national supercups). As Chairman of the ISAKOS Leg, Ankle, and Foot Committee he heads an international group of experts in the field, and as FIFA F-MARC BoardMember and Instructor he is also involved in research, injury prevention, delivering lectures worldwide, publishing peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters and assisting in PCMA projects.
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD, is Associate Professor and Chief, Foot and Ankle Surgery in the Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA. He was previously Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford/Palo Alto Foot & Ankle Fellowship. Dr. Hunt is Deputy Chair of the ISAKOS Leg, Ankle, and Foot Committee. He also chairs the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Research Network (OFAR) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern CaliforniaOrthopaedic Society. Dr. Hunt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an Associate Editor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a reviewer for various leading journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Bone and JointSurgery.