Extreme Sports Medicine

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Francesco Feletti
Springer, Sep 19, 2016 - Medical - 461 pages

This technically oriented book on medicine as applied to extreme sports offers broad coverage of the field extending well beyond the usual focus on major trauma and acute injuries. In addition to the injuries and diseases associated with individual extreme sports, this book also addresses the topics of psychology, dermatology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, physiology, nutrition, training, injury prevention strategies, rehabilitation, doping, treatment in hostile environments, and legal aspects.

Innovative and less frequently considered topics are also discussed, such as recent advances in protective equipment and materials, the effects of exposure on whole-body vibration, and cold exposure risk management. More than 60 of the most authoritative experts from across the world have contributed to this book, drawing on their personal experiences and including practical examples whenever relevant. Both subject matter and illustrations have been selected with the utmost care, the latter including photographs of world-class athletes.The book’s multidisciplinary approach to the subject ensures that it will be relevant to a wide readership.

 

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Contents

Medicine in Extreme Sports
2
Injuries and Illnesses in the Most Popular Extreme Sports
106
Prevention Training and Rehabilitation
334
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About the author (2016)

Dr Francesco Feletti is an extreme sports medicine expert.

He currently works as a radiologist at the S. Maria delle Croci Hospital in Ravenna, Italy.

In collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano University he conducts cutting-edge academic extreme sports medicine research, and in 2013 he co-founded the ExtremeSportMed international scientific society.

He is a faculty member and lecturer at the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, located in Boulder, Co, USA and the ambassador of that Congress in Europe.

His 20-year international athletic experience in many extreme sports and background as a windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing instructor give him unique insight into this world.


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