Sports Injuries Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Sports Injuries Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Web Price: $85.00

Sports injuries can occur in athletes of all ages and levels of experience, as well as in many types of activities.

Sports Injuries Sourcebook, 4th Edition, describes the basic types of sports injuries, including overuse injuries, tendonitis, heat illness, and skin disorders, as well as traumatic injuries. Information is also included on protective equipment, strategies for injury prevention, and other related issues.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Sports Injuries Sourcebook, 4th Edition.

Part I: Health and Sports provides an introduction to basic sports injuries such as sprains, tendon injuries, overuse injuries, and sudden cardiac arrest. It also discusses the connection between sports injuries and arthritis, breathing disorders, and skin disease.

Part II: Preventing Sports Injuries offers guidance for injury prevention and first aid.

Part III: Head and Facial Injuries details traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and injuries to the face, including the eyes.

Part IV: Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries offers facts about back pain in athletes, as well as spinal and cervical injuries, degenerative conditions, and nerve damage.

Part V: Shoulder and Upper Arm Injuries discusses common sports injuries affecting the shoulder, and offers details about collarbone fractures and biceps tendon injury.

Part VI: Injuries to the Elbows, Wrists, and Hands discusses sprains, fractures, and other sports-related conditions that affect arms, hands, fingers, and elbows.

Part VII: Injuries to the Trunk, Groin, Upper Legs, and Knees provides facts about trunk and groin injuries, injuries to the hip, and leg injuries, including injuries to the knee.

Part VIII: Injuries to the Lower Legs, Ankles, and Feet discusses Achilles tendon and other injuries that affect the lower legs, ankles, feet, or toes of athletes.

Part IX: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries offers details on diagnostic tests, as well as medications, surgical procedures, and other treatments for sports injuries.

Part X: Sports Injuries in Children and Young Athletes provides information about sports injuries in young athletes, including details about overtraining, and other forms of abuse that can occur in youth sports programs. It also describes growth conditions and injuries that specifically affect children, and offers guidance on returning to play.

Part XI: Additional Help and Information contains a glossary of terms and a list of relevant resources.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


"An excellent reference for consumers and it is recommended for public, community college, and undergraduate libraries."

—American Reference Books Annual, 2013

"Provides very basic and easy to understand information for the public. It covers a broad range of topics in a comprehensive fashion."

—Doody's Review Service, 2012

"Packed with valuable information."

—Library Journal, Sep '12