Rectus femoris injury

Rectus femoris injury

Case This 45-year-old man presented three months after an injury to his left quadricep (his dominant leg). He describes experiencing acute pain while kicking a ball. This was enough to prevent him from being able to continue to play and made him limp for about two weeks. His symptoms have now largely settled however he [...]
Talocalcaneal coalition

Talocalcaneal coalition

Case A 24 year old female recreational football player presented with a 12 month history of worsening dorsal mid-foot pain. She was found to have a marked restriction in subtalar movements and generalised tenderness about the hindfoot. Findings A lateral x-ray image was grossly abnormal showing absent anterior and middle facets of the talocalcaneal joint. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]