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Knee Injuries in Athletes

Managing and mending the athlete's "career killer"
Chris Mallac

Knee injuries can be a career killer in elite athletes.

And it’s rare to find any seriously active person whose knees have never given them grief.

So it’s imperative that you understand, and are able to apply, the latest evidence-based knowledge on knee injuries and their management.

And that’s exactly what Knee Injuries in Athletes will help you do.

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Major knee trauma and even niggling knee problems for the elite athlete can lead to long-term pain and functional limitation, ongoing swelling and stiffness, and early onset osteoarthritis, and may force premature retirement from sport.

In Knee Injuries in Athletes you’ll find all the latest research on two of the knee’s major stabilisers, the popliteus and the vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) along with a vast array of articles and reports covering best practice and management.

Knee injuries can be a career killer in elite athletes.

And it’s rare to find any seriously active person whose knees have never given them grief.

So it’s imperative that we understand, and are able to apply, the latest evidence-based knowledge on knee injuries and their management.

And that’s exactly what Knee Injuries in Athletes will help you do.

In this report, I have collected a vast array of articles and reports by professional sports science writers to assist you in unpacking the concepts in the best practice in managing knee injuries.

You’ll get a thorough education in mysteries of the knee, and learn how to tackle niggling knee pain and injuries to avoid pain, disruption, frustration.

All the advice in this guide is evidence-based, and all modes of treatment have been clinicalled tested and properly controlled! It’s an encyclopedia of knee injuries.

Contents

The principles of knee rehabilitation
Popliteus: Assessment and rehabilitation
The Vastus Medialis Obliquus (VMO) and its role in patellofemoral dysfunction
The latest on patellofemoral pain
Patellar instability
Patella dislocation: advice for the young at heart
Patella dislocation: the road to recovery
LARS: A new way forward for ACL reconstruction?
Rehabilitation following LARS procedure
ACL rehabilitation: when is your athlete really ready for sport?
Iliotibial band syndrome: compression or friction?
Iliotibial band syndrome: diagnosis and treatment
Biomechanical causes of ITB syndrome in distance runners
Hyperextension injuries of the knee
Lateral tibial plateau bruise
Risk factors for meniscal tears
Knee meniscus repair
Meniscal tears and their repair
The flipping meniscus
Blake Griffin and the torn meniscus
Management of knee cartilage defects in athletes
Microfracture procedures for chondral defects of the knee
Knee microfracture: post-surgical rehabilitation
Knee joint replacement and sports
Functional performance tests for the knee

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Chris is a highly qualified Physiotherapist and Human Movement Educator with extensive experience in elite level sport. He has worked with elite level State and National level AFL, rugby union and football teams in Australia, UK and France, more recently as High Performance Manager for the Brisbane Roar in the Australian A-League Football Competition. He still travels the world presenting Rehab Trainer courses and also works as a Physiotherapist and Educational Consultant with Inspire Health Services in Brisbane, Australia.
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