Hyperextension Injury

Hyperextension Injury

Case This young female football player presents after a hyperextension injury to her knee. She describes experiencing a ‘crunching’ sesation followed by pain and almost immediate swelling. When she was assessed two weeks after her injury she was found to have an effusion. There was no ligamentous laxity and no evidence of patella insability. The [...]
Hip arthroscopy for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome may give the best functional outcome

Hip arthroscopy for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome may give the best functional outcome

This multicentre, randomised controlled trial (RCT) published in the Lancet has found that hip arthroscopy provided a better level of function at 12 month follow-up when compared to a tailored rehabilitation programme.1 Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is a potential cause of hip pain in young adults and is increasingly being diagnosed in football players. Impingement [...]
Os Subfibulare

Os Subfibulare

Case This young football player presented with a history of recuring right ankle ‘sprains’ and lateral ankle pain. On examination she was highly reluctant to weightbear. She was found to have localised tenderness over the tip of her lateral malleolus. Findings An AP x-ray image shows a well corticated ossicle measuring about 7mm lying below [...]
An individualised approach is needed when considering vitamin D supplementation

An individualised approach is needed when considering vitamin D supplementation

This review of vitamin D supplementation in athletes highlights the lack of good evidence for the widespread use of vitamin D in football players and provides guidelines for an individualised approach to supplementation.1 Vitamin D supplementation has become increasingly popular over the past few years, with reported benefits to athletes including improvements in bone and [...]