Acute Muscle Injuries

Acute Muscle Injuries

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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. The book 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.5.5 Anteroposterior (a) and lateral (b) radiographs of a left knee showing a repaired quadriceps tendon tear with suture anchors (yellow arrows) in the proximal pole of the patella and severe mucoid collagen structure changes in all cases [51].

Title:Acute Muscle Injuries
Author:Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, Elvire Servien
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2014-02-18


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