About FIFA-Medical

While most sport scientists focused on improvement of performance, FIFA Medical has been pioneering in adopting a different approach to sports medicine, focusing on prevention and education instead. This allowed both to minimise any negative consequences of the game such as injuries and to fully explore its potential as a healthy leisure time activity and tool in health education.

Medial talar dome

Medial talar dome

Case A 23-year-old male recreational player presents two weeks following an innocuous inversion injury. He was able to weight-bear without difficulty, had very minor residual swelling and a near normal range of motion. He had an increased anterior draw on the symptomatic side. While he appeared to be progressing well an x-ray image conducted shortly [...]
Returning to football following an ACL reconstruction may be good for a player’s long-term knee health

Returning to football following an ACL reconstruction may be good for a player’s long-term knee health

It is well known that injuring the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is associated with increased rates of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA). It is often felt that the act of returning to sport may make this more likely. This recent article from the BJSM suggests that returning to ‘pivoting sport’ may actually be desirable1. This study involved [...]
Jones fracture

Jones fracture

Case This teenage footballer presented after a plantarflexion and inversion injury to his left foot.  He described a cracking sensation followed by immediate pain and inability to weight-bear or continue to play football.  He denied any problems prior to this injury.  On examination he had localised tenderness over the base of his fifth metatarsal. He [...]