Their Prevention and Treatment
Third Edition

Lars Peterson MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics,
University of Gothenburg
Clinical Director, Gothenburg Medical Center
Per Renström MD, PhD
Professor, Karolinska Institutet
Director, Section of Sports Medicine, Department of
Orthopaedics, Karolinska Hospital
Consultant, Tipskliniken, St Göran’s Hospital

Martin Dunitz

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