Osteochondroma

Osteochondroma

Case This 24-year-old female football player presented with a long history of activity-related anterior knee pain. The pain was vague and poorly localised. It was typically aggravated by running, sitting for prolonged periods and by going down stairs. She had not noted any swelling, mechanical symptoms or instability. On examination she had poor single-leg stability, [...]
Are you choosing wisely?

Are you choosing wisely?

There is an increasing expectation from players, parents and coaches that we will investigate their problem so that they can understand “exactly what is going on”. This educational review from the BJSM illustrates some of the challenges associated with this approach and outlines the harm that can be associated with ‘overdiagnosis’.1. The medical community is [...]
Os peroneum

Os peroneum

Case An eighteen-year-old football player presented with an insidious onset of localised lateral foot pain. He had recently started playing with his club’s first team and had increased his training volume. He was found to have localised tenderness over the lateral mid-foot and pain with resisted ankle eversion Findings X-ray images showed bilateral os peronei. [...]
Myositis ossificans

Myositis ossificans

Case A 20-year-old male player suffered an injury to his left rectus femoris while kicking a ball eight weeks ago. He was able to continue playing in the game and did not seek medical attention despite pain and swelling in the quadriceps region. He continued to practice the following week and his symptoms were improving [...]