The birth date of basketball is usually identified as 21 December 1891, with the first game taking place in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Through the years, interest in the sport has appeared in practically every country in the world and participation spread internationally.
This Handbook not only presents basic scientific and clinical information, but the editor and authors address every aspect of the health and medical care of the participating
athlete. This includes injury prevention, the special needs of unique groups, the immediate care of injuries, injury treatment and athlete rehabilitation.