Epidemiology Of Injury In Adventure And Extreme Sports

Travis W. Heggie Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

The first comprehensive examination of injuries associated with adventure and extreme sports This book reviews the existing data on the frequency and distribution of injuries and the factors contributing to injuries in adventure and extreme sports. Further, it suggests injury prevention strategies and provides recommendations for future research. Providing the first comprehensive compilation of epidemiological data over a range of new age sports considered to be adventurous and extreme, this publication is also the first of its kind to track down all of the major literature associated with the topic. A uniform and evidence-based approach to organizing and interpreting the literature is used in all chapters. All of the sport-specific chapters are laid out with the same basic headings making it easier for the reader to find common information across chapters. Sports physicians, physical therapists, recreation managers, researchers, injury prevention specialists, the adventure and extreme sport industry, and the adventure and extreme sport participants themselves will find the book useful in identifying problem areas in which appropriate preventive measures can be initiated to reduce the risk and severity of injuries. They will also want to use the book as a source for future research related to injuries in adventure and extreme sports.

ISBN10 : 9783318021646 , ISBN13 : 3318021644

Page Number : 185

Adventure And Extreme Sports Injuries

Omer Mei-Dan Springer Science & Business Media

Adventure and extreme sports are increasing in popularity and it is not surprising that commercial adventure tourism and the accompanying life style and fashion, have become increasingly important to world economy. These unique sports involve not only major physical endurance and mental challenges but interaction and bonding with nature. They also tend to attract and excite audiences, both at the event and in the media. They are exciting to watch and redraw the boundaries of human achievement with the accompanying risks of injury and death. Adventure sports are usually performed in beautiful, exciting and remote locations or in extreme environments far away from medical assistance. Extreme sports usually involve an element of increased risk. These risks are highlighted by the media, usually after a reported accident or fatality but may vary according to the involvement of the participant; the weekend recreational adventure sports athlete or the experienced professional. A wide variety of sports fall into the category of adventure and extreme sports and with an increasing number of disciplines, this field is ever expanding. Sports are performed in contact with the “ground”; mountain running and biking, rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering. In the air: skydiving and base jumping. On water: surfing, white water kayaking and rafting, board sailing and diving. And also involve mechanical vehicles and animals! Some sports may be performed as a combination of few disciplines, such as water and air, e.g. kite surfing, and as so involve very unique mechanisms of injury. Sports events can also be merged to form a multi-sport race comprising many disciplines lastly from single to multi day races. Sports may involve competition with others, against the environment or with oneself, frequently the most ferocious adversary. Adventure sports are becoming increasingly popular in the general public and a few take these sports to an extreme level with the accompanying risks. Those that do, bring such time and dedication that they become professional in terms of training, preparation and finance. More and more people are enjoying adventure sports and unfortunately increased numbers are becoming injured as a result. Future research is progressing alongside the sport development, to allow the sport mechanisms, injury patterns and predisposing factors to be better understood. It is the hope of all researchers to make the sports safer without detracting from their adventurous nature. The aim and scope of our book would be to bring the sports medicine involved ineach of these sports into one volume. We would explain each sport including subtle similarities and differences, the common injury mechanisms, patterns of injury and treatment options. Additional chapters would include the mental characteristics of adventure racers and extreme sports athletes, together with the complexities of competing in hot and cold extreme environments. The book will present chapters focussing on the sports listed below, concentrating on published literature and newly formed studies by experts in the fields of injury epidemiology, prevention, management and rehabilitation.

ISBN10 : 9781447143635 , ISBN13 : 1447143639

Page Number : 371

Extreme Sports Medicine

Francesco Feletti Springer

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.

ISBN10 : 9783319282657 , ISBN13 : 3319282654

Page Number : 461

Extreme Sports

WenFang Li Simon and Schuster

Extreme sports are highly popular among young people today. These sports include a wide variety of activities—from surfing and skateboarding to mountaineering and parachute jumping—but one characteristic unites them all: their inherent risk of injury. This book details the injuries most often experienced in extreme sports, including common injuries such as severe strains, sprains, bruising, and cuts; and serious problems, such as hypothermia, fractures, and dislocations. The book then focuses on several different ways to prevent such injuries from occurring. Treatments are explained in detail, with emphasis on getting professional medical advice for any serious or unexplained injury. Read this book and learn about: • Warm-up routines that help prevent injuries. • The importance of mental preparation. • Overuse injuries and sprains and strains. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.

ISBN10 : 9781422296622 , ISBN13 : 1422296628

Page Number : 96

Sports Injuries Guidebook

Robert S. Gotlin Human Kinetics Publishers

Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition, is a comprehensive yet concise reference for more than 150 common sports injuries. Coverage includes common causes, explanation of symptoms, anatomical illustrations, and treatment options.

ISBN10 : 9781492587095 , ISBN13 : 1492587095

Page Number : 401

Extreme Sports

Chris McNab

Introduces extreme sports such as parachuting, snowboarding, skiing, surfing and rock climbing and provides information on how to prevent and treat the most common injuries related to these sports.

ISBN10 : 1590846257 , ISBN13 : 9781590846254

Page Number : 64