Hospital da Luz Orthopaedist Participates in Reference Book on Football Lesions

Ortopedista do Hospital da Luz participa em livro de referência sobre lesões no futebol

Rui Rocha, Hospital da Luz Arrábida, Guimarães and Porto orthopaedist, is one of the specialists who participated in the book “Injuries and Health Problems in Football – What Everyone Should Know”, now launched by the renowned publishing house Springer. Rui Rocha, specialist in spinal pathology and sports traumatology, elaborated a chapter of the work dedicated to low back pain in football players (being co-author with Ana Margarida Fernandes and António Oliveira).

The book offers a comprehensive vision of the actual knowledge on health problems and injuries associated with football, respective clinical approaches and rehabilitation strategies. In the book participated several world renowned specialists, being produced with the collaboration of the international society of the specialty (ISAKOS – International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine), to serve as reference in the area of Orthopaedics. The general coordination of the edition was ensured by João Espregueira Mendes, professor of Universidade do Minho and director of Clínica Espregueira Mendes, in Oporto.