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Acute injuries

Quadriceps strains and contusions: assessment and diagnosis

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Leg injuries, Overuse injuries

Andrew Hamilton reviews the clinical presentation and assessment of quadriceps strains, along with a discussion of appropriate imaging used in diagnosis. Strains and contusions of the quadriceps are common in sport and frequently result in lost time from training and competition. Acute strain injuries of the quadriceps occur in sports such as soccer, rugby, and football,... MORE

Brachial plexus injuries in the athlete

in Acute injuries, Shoulder injuries

Chris Mallac discusses the pathophysiology of brachial plexus injuries, how they occur in high-risk sports, and the typical signs and symptoms suffered by the athlete. Brachial plexus injuries (BPI) are a reasonably common injury in contact-sport athletes. These are typically referred to as ‘stingers’ and ‘burners’, and represent a transient and reversible peripheral neuropraxia of all... MORE

Lower leg pain in athletes: know the difference

in Acute injuries, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Calf pain in athletes is common, but can be tricky to diagnose. Pat Gilham looks at the various conditions responsible, and what the literature says about an effective diagnosis. Calf muscle strain injuries are common across sports involving high-speed running or high volumes of running load, acceleration and deceleration – and also during fatiguing conditions of... MORE

Getting ahead with a concussion

in Acute injuries, Email Newsletters, Sports psychology

Concussion injuries remain in the news, particularly concerning those that result from American football. Reason being, many players suffer seemingly traumatic injuries, such as that experienced recently by Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills who’s head bounced dramatically off the turf in a Sunday game. As if the injury itself wasn’t startling enough, Allen was cleared to... MORE

Post concussive disorder: early intervention and long-term management

in Acute injuries, Neck and back injuries, Sports psychology

Concussion is currently a very topical issue for athletes, coaches and sports medicine professionals around the world. With that in mind, Kay Robinson discusses the different sub types of post-concussive disorders, how to recognise and address them early, and recommendations for their long-term management Following many high profile cases, legal battles and the publication of the... MORE

Deltoid ligament: Not your run-of-the-mill ankle sprain

in Acute injuries, Ankle and foot injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

Most sportsmen sprain their ankles laterally, however, there is the rare instance of a medial ankle sprain. In today’s feature article highlighting uncommon injuries, physiotherapist Chris Mallac explores deltoid ligament injuries. How infrequent are these injuries? Researchers in Alabama conducted an epidemiological study to find out1. They reviewed a large sample of the National Collegiate Athletic... MORE

The controversial anterolateral knee complex – Part 1

in Acute injuries, Knee injuries

In the first of a two-part series, Alicia Filley unravels the mystery of the role of the ACL and anterolateral complex in knee stability. In the follow up article, she will build on these findings and evaluate the current thinking on conservative management, repair, and the required rehabilitation to successfully return athletes to sport. The most common... MORE


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