The Soft Tissues: Trauma and Sports Injuries focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries.
The publication first offers information on the incidence, nature, and economic effects of soft tissue injury and the anatomy of soft tissues. Discussions focus on economic effects and burden on health care service, nature of soft tissue lesions, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the skin. The manuscript also examines skin injuries and wound healing and muscle injuries.
The text takes a look at the management of the acutely injured joint, tendon injuries with special reference to the hand, and cold injuries. Topics include open flexor tendon injuries of the hand, closed extensor tendon injuries, insertional tendinitis, cold and muscle injury, prevention of cold injury, and cold and the increased risk of accidents. The manuscript also surveys the imaging of soft tissues; physiological testing in sport performance; effect of ultrasound on the biology of soft tissue repair; and injuries to the head, spine, lower and upper limbs, and the eyes.
The publication is a vital reference for sports medicine specialists and readers interested in soft tissue injuries.