Proximal hamstring avulsion

Proximal hamstring avulsion

Case A 26-year-old male professional football player presents after a ‘stretch’ type injury to his right hamstring. He experienced immediate pain and was unable to continue. Over the next 24 hours he developed extensive bruising over his posterior thigh. There was a palpable defect in the proximal tendon. Findings X-ray images of the hip and [...]
Impact of geographical origin upon the electrical and structural manifestations of the black athlete’s heart

Impact of geographical origin upon the electrical and structural manifestations of the black athlete’s heart

It is known that black athletes have an increased prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) on echocardiography and are more likely to have repolarization anomalies when compared with white athletes. It is not known whether this increased rate is universal, or whether substantial differences exist according to a player’s geographic origin. The aim of this [...]
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, [...]
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. [...]