Injuries and Health Problems in Football
What Everyone Should Know

Chief Editor: João Espregueira-Mendes

This book offers a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on the health problems and injuries associated with football and their clinical management. After an opening section on technical aspects and fundamental principles, all areas of football traumatology are addressed. The coverage includes muscle, tendon, and stress injuries of the lower limbs and injuries to the ankle and foot, knee, hip and groin, spine and head, and upper limbs. An individual section is also devoted to the most significant heart and other health conditions that may be encountered in players of all ages and standards. Follow-up, rehabilitation, and return to activity are discussed, and the role of performance enhancement strategies is carefully examined, with description of nutritional guidelines and the evidence on use of dietary supplements. A concluding section highlights the potential of the next generation of biologics to improve the regeneration and biofunctionality of damaged tissues. This book is written by world-renowned experts and has been produced in cooperation with ISAKOS. It will serve as a reference in the field of orthopaedics.



A New Approach

Editors: Alberto Gobbi, João Espregueira-Mendes, John G. Lane, Mustafa Karahan

This book introduces the exciting field of orthobiology, which will usher in a new array of therapeutic approaches that stimulate the body’s natural resources to regenerate musculoskeletal tissues damaged by trauma or disease. The book addresses a range of key topics and discusses emerging approaches that promise to offer effective alternatives to traditional treatments for injuries to bone, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It explains in detail how a variety of innovative products, including biomaterials, growth factors, and autogenous cells, together provide the basis for the regeneration of these musculoskeletal structures and how recent scientific progress has created unique opportunities to address pathological situations that until recently have been treated with unsatisfactory results.


Motor Skills Training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
M Karahan, J Espregueira-Mendes, HK Aka

This book aims to provide orthopedic surgeons with all the information that they will require in order to set up and run a motor skills course that will meet the needs of junior staff in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and help in training better surgeons for the future. 

MRI Laxity Assessment

Hélder Pereira , Sérgio Gomes, José Carlos Vasconcelos, Laura Soares, Rogério Pereira, Joaquim Miguel Oliveira, Rui L. Reis, Joao Espregueira-Mendes

The Patellofemoral Joint

State of the Art in Evaluation and Management
Gobbi, Alberto, Espregueira Mendes, João, Nakamura, Norimasa

Written by acknowledged experts in the field from across the world
A comprehensive and thorough selection of contributions from across the world, this book aims to review the current state-of-the-art in assessment and management of the patellofemoral joint.

O Joelho

J Espregueira-Mendes, Pedro Pessoa

Publisher: Lidel, Editor: J Espregueira-Mendes, ISBN: 9789727574186

The knee joint of the middle leg, probably has the most important role of human locomotion and their injuries are very common, especially in sports.
Contribute to the spread of Arthroscopy, Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery, between the medical profession (particularly in orthopedics specialty) was the aim of the authors of this project, members of the Portuguese Association of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology and perform their duties in units hospital of the various parts of the country.
Their exchange of experiences resulted in the completion of a book in Portuguese, fundamental for all professionals involved in the evaluation and treatment of these lesions, including doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, massage therapists and osteopaths, not forgetting the interest that will certainly among the public in general .

O Ombro

António Cartucho, J Espregueira-Mendes

Publisher: Lidel, Editor: Antonio Cartucho, J Espregueira-Mendes, ISBN: 97897275947

The shoulder is part of a set of joints that form the shoulder girdle. This, by its function, leads to hand placement in space, allowing the execution of all tasks for a normal activity.

The possibility of an active life with quality, longer and longer, the emergence of new professions and the dissemination of sports-intensive upper limb led to an increase in health problems in this joint.

Meniscal Transplantation

Joao Espregueira-Mendes

Publisher: Springer, Editor: René Verdonk, João Espregueira-Mendes, Joan Carles Monllau, ISBN: 978-3-642-38105-8 (Print) 978-3-642-38106-5 (online)

  • New techniques
  • New implants
  • New surgical approaches

Published in cooperation with ISAKOS

As knowledge of the biomechanical and physiological function of the knee has advanced, meniscal transplantation has become an accepted treatment approach in defined categories of patient with knee pain. In particular, it is an attractive option in the younger patient with incapacitating pain who has previously undergone a total meniscectomy and has an adequately aligned lower limb. When appropriately performed, meniscal transplantation can reduce pain, slow cartilage degeneration, and improve biomechanics.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

A Practical Surgical Guide

Siebold, Rainer, Dejour, David, Zaffagnini, Stefano (Eds.)

ACL Two-Stage Revision Surgery: Practical Guide
Espregueira-Mendes, João (et al.)
Pages 407-417

Systematic Approach from Porto School
Pereira, Hélder (et al.)
Pages 367-386

Prevention of Injuries and Overuse in Sports

Editors: Hermann O. Mayr, Stefano Zaffagnini,

Este livro, publicado em cooperação com ESSKA, é um manual abrangente, baseada em evidências na prevenção de lesões e uso excessivo do desporto que irá ajudar os médicos, fisioterapeutas e treinadores no fornecimento de excelente orientação física e mental para os atletas. As causas de lesões por sobrecarga e desporto são cuidadosamente analisados, explicando a base médica para a prevenção. Além disso, atenção detalhada é pago para a relação entre a motivação esporte, a vontade de risco, tendência a sobrecarga, e tendência a aumento do risco de lesões. O leitor é efetivamente treinados em análise física e mental do atleta e vai ganhar uma apreciação da influência do ambiente do atleta na susceptibilidade a lesões. diferenças específicas de gênero e os riscos específicos enfrentados pelas crianças e adolescentes são identificados e desportos muito populares, como o futebol, o esqui alpino e de esportes de arremesso são discutidas em capítulos individuais. horários de treinamento de valor no contexto de particular fisioterápico e intervenções médicas são descritas com a ajuda de ilustrações e gráficos. Os autores são os médicos da equipe, treinadores, cientistas esportivos, cientistas de treinamento e fisioterapeutas envolvidos em esportes de alto desempenho e desportos recreativos.

Sports Injuries

Doral, Mahmut Nedim, Karlsson, Jon

Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation covers the whole field of sports injuries and is an up-to-date guide for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of sports injuries. The work pays detailed attention to biomechanics and injury prevention, examines the emerging treatment role of current strategies and evaluates sports injuries of each part of musculoskeletal system. In addition, pediatric sports injuries, extreme sports injuries, the role of physiotherapy, and future developments are extensively discussed. All those who are involved in the care of patients with sports injuries will find this textbook to be an invaluable, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference.

Pé e Tornozelo

Paulo Amado; André Gomes; Paulo Felicissímo; Nuno Côrte Real


Football Traumatology

Volpi, Piero

Football is probably the most widespread sport in the world: youngsters, adults, women, amateurs, beginners, professionals all make up a legion of practitioners. Lesions associated with football are on the increase and their typology has also changed over the years. Football, like many other sports, has undergone major changes: the increase in the intensity and speed of the game, the modern training methodologies, the technical and tactical innovations are all factors contributing to increased risks of traumatic injury. The footballers, the trainers, the sport's medical staff are asking for greater information and knowledge on the traumatic lesions associated with this sport. The primary role of those who are concerned with the health of footballers is to enforce preventive measures to reduce wherever possible the risks of trauma.

Ankle in Football

d'Hooghe, Pieter P.R.N., Kerkhoffs, Gino M.M.J.

This book creates a unique platform that covers main ankle pathologies specifically related with football. Experiences from professional players have been combined with evidence-based medical content from renowned experts in the field to present a comprehensive picture on ankle injuries in football. Worldwide, ankle injuries present a high burden for sports medicine physicians, physiotherapists, players and coaches in and around the football pitch. This book contains updated content for both medical and nonmedical individuals involved with football.

Mechanisms and Machine Science

Flores, Paulo, Viadero, Fernando

This work presents the most recent research in the mechanism and machine science field and its applications. The topics covered include: theoretical kinematics, computational kinematics, mechanism design, experimental mechanics, mechanics of robots, dynamics of machinery, dynamics of multi-body systems, control issues of mechanical systems, mechanisms for biomechanics, novel designs, mechanical transmissions, linkages and manipulators, micro-mechanisms, teaching methods, history of mechanism science and industrial and non-industrial applications.

Football Medicine - Immediate Action Guide For Coaches and Referees

Meniscal Transplantation

Pereira H., Silva-Correia J., Oliveira J. M., Reis R. L., Espregueira-Mendes J.

In book: Meniscal Transplantation, Edition: ISAKOS Booklets Series, Publisher: Springer, Editors: Verdonk R., Monllau J.C, Espregueira-Mendes J, pp.103-112

Football Traumatology

J Espregueira-Mendes, C Arce

In book: Football Traumatology, Edition: First, Chapter: Referee Lesions, Publisher: Springer, Editors: Piero Volpi, pp.80-100

Football is probably the most widespread sport in the world: youngsters, adults, women, amateurs, beginners, professionals all make up a legion of practitioners. Lesions associated with football are on the increase and their typology has also changed over the years. 

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Principles and Practice

J Espregueira-Mendes, Rogério Barbosa Pereira, Alberto Monteiro

In book: Orthopaedics Sports Medicine. Principles and Practice, Chapter: Lower Limb Rehabilitation, Publisher: Springer, Editors: Fabrizio Margheritini, Roberto Rossi, pp.485

Sports Injuries. Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Nuno Sevivas, Hélder Pereira, Pedro varanda, Alberto Monteiro, J Espregueira-Mendes

In book: Sport Injuries, Chapter: Revision of Failures after Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Publisher: Springer, Editors: Mahmut Doral, pp.463

The Meniscus Basic Science

Pereira H., Silva-Correia J., Oliveira J. M., Reis R. L., Espregueira-Mendes J.

In book: Meniscal Transplantation, Edition: ISAKOS Booklets, Publisher: Springer, Editors: Verdonk R., Monllau J.C., Espregueira-Mendes J., pp.7-14

The menisci are semilunar discs of fibrocartilaginous tissue which play critical
roles in knee joint biomechanics [1]. Despite, it has been described in the past as nearly useless with perhaps some minor roles on joint nutrition and stabilization [2].

Lesiones ligamentosas de rodilla

H Pereira, N Sevivas, R Pereira, A Monteiro, RL Reis, J Espregueira-Mendes

In book: Lesiones ligamentosas de la rodilla, Chapter: New tools for diagnosis, assessment of surgical outcome and follow-up, Publisher: Marge Books, Editors: José Antonio Hernández Hermoso, Juan Carlos Monllau Garcia

Artrite Reumatóide


In book: Artrite Reumatóide, Chapter: Tratamento cirúrgico da Artrite Reumatóide, Publisher: Lidel, Editors: Lopes Vaz

This work is the condition that, among all the numerous rheumatic diseases, more deformities and disabilities leads to higher musculoskeletal system - Rheumatoid Arthritis.

It is also one that often presents more difficulties in their treatment, since, in addition to systemic therapy, must also be taken with a series of gestures and therapeutic sites either pharmacological or by physical agents, and still with a multifaceted strategy functional recovery, prescription of assistive devices, psychosocial support and reintegration.