Key Features

  • Pocket format, flexi cover
  • Step by step instructions
  • Accompanying photographs and diagrams

Table of Contents

How to use this book

Section 1 Before the game 
1 The coach 
L Moggan, R F Harrold

2 The medical team
C Murray, P O’Neill

3 The player 
B Devitt, P Devitt

4 Come on ref! – role of the referee or official
F Devitt, Jim O’Byrne

Section 2 During the game 
5 The ABC chapter 
A M Byrne, N Eustace

6 The collapsed player 
B Devitt, K Carson

7 Player immobilization and transfer 
M J Shelly, A R Poynton

8 Skin injury 
A M Byrne, A Byrne

9 Strains, sprains and tears 
J Walsh, S J Eustace

10 Broken bones 
J Walsh, P J Kenny

Section 3 Where is the injury? 
11 Head injuries 
J S Butler, C Bolger

12 Facial injuries 
J S Butler, F Coffey, F Kearns

13 Neck injuries 
I Robertson and A R Poynton

14 Upper limb injuries 
M H Vioreanu, J H Mullett

15 Chest problems 
M H Vioreanu, S P Gaine

16 Abdominal injuries 
G O Lawlor, G McEntee

17 Back and pelvis injuries 
I Robertson, K Synnott

18 Lower limb injuries 
M J Shelly, I P Kelly

19 Drowning and diving and water sports injuries 
G Horgan, G C O’Toole

20 On the mountain 
J M Queally, D McCormack

Section 4 After the Game 
21 Player assessment 
E Falvey, C McCarthy

22 Event assessment 
E Falvey, C McCarthy



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About the editors

John O'Byrne

professeur de chirurgie orthopedique, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin, Irelande