Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports, Volume XVI

Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports, Volume XVI

Editor(s): Dennis J. Caine, Peter A. Harmer, Melissa A. Schiff

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405173643

Online ISBN: 9781444316872

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316872

About this Book

This new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, provides a state-of-the- art account of the epidemiology of injury across a broad spectrum of Olympic sports. The book uses the public health model in describing the scope of the injury problem, the associated risk factors, and in evaluating the current research on injury prevention strategies described in the literature.

Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports comprehensively covers what is known about the distribution and determinants of injury and injury rates in each sport. The editors and contributors have taken an evidence-based approach and adopted a uniform methodology to assess the data available. Each chapter is illustrated with tables which make it easy to examine injury factors between studies within a sport and between sports.

With contributions from internationally renowned experts, this is an invaluable reference book for medical doctors, physical therapists and athletic trainers who serve athletes and sports teams, and for sports medicine scientists and healthcare professionals who are interested in the epidemiological study of injury in sports.  

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Summer Sports

    1. Chapter 2

      Archery (pages 18–25)

      John C. Hildenbrand and Ghazi M. Rayan

    2. Chapter 3

      Athletics (pages 26–48)

      Mitchell J. Rauh and Caroline A. Macera

    3. Chapter 5

      Baseball (pages 59–77)

      Glenn S. Fleisig, Christopher S. McMichael and James R. Andrews

    4. Chapter 18

      Softball (pages 236–248)

      Stephen W. Marshall and Johna K. Register-Mihalik

    5. Chapter 25

      Wrestling (pages 351–368)

      Dennis J. Caine, Kasey Young and Warren B. Howe

  2. Part 2: Winter Sports

    1. Chapter 29

      Snowboarding (pages 447–472)

      Kelly Russell, Brent E. Hagel and Claude Goulet

  3. Part 3: Paralympic Sports

  4. Part 4: Injury Prevention and Further Research

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