An increase in the number of traumatic injuries to the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe, also known as turf toe, has been due to rise in participation on artificial playing surfaces and the use of more flexible shoewear. This study reviews the relevant anatomy, biomechanics, mechanism of injury, clinical assessment and treatment.
An extension sprain to the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, commonly called "turf toe" has seen great notoriety since the 1980's. This study breaks down the historical perspective, epidemiology, anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment.
Lisfranc injuries in athletes can be difficult to treat. Proper treatment requires careful examination and use of imaging studies. This study analyzes the various treatment options along with proper management of Lisfranc injuries to ensure a successful recovery.
An anterior midtibial stress fracture is an uncommon and difficult injury to treat. When a transverse radiolucent line is visible in the anterior tibial cortex, sometimes referred to as the "dreaded black line", a more aggressive treatment option is recommended in this study.
Syndesmotic ankle sprains are very common among athletes and represent a significant source of persistent pain and disability. This study discusses the anatomy, mechanism of injury, diagnosis, and treatment of syndesmosis sprains of the ankle while identifying controversies in management and topics for future research.
Syndesmosis injuries are among the most difficult foot and ankle injuries to treat. An injury to the syndesmosis can include a wide spectrum of injury. This study breaks down the anatomy, biomechanics, diagnosis, and treatment of a syndesmosis injuries.
The subtalar joint has had considerable attention as an area of injury and pathology. This study reviews the anatomy, biomechanics, and diagnostic techniques used for a the subtalar joint, in addition to some specific diagnoses.
Although skin infections are common among athletes, there has been no prior reporting on the subsequent development of septicemia. This study reports a case of staphylococcal septicemia that occurred in a college football player. The study outlines the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment.
This case study breaks down a healthy softball players spontaneous spiral fracture of the humerus. This rare injury is discussed, addressing the mechanism of the injury, the treatment, and the types of sports that this type of fracture has been reported to occur.
This study examined 26 athletes that had continued pain after strenuous exercise. The study found that 15 patients had stress fractures, all of whom had positive roentgenographic studies.