Announcement to all users Please take note that some users are sending fraudulent messages through the FIFA Medical Network. No job openings are published on our network. In particular, Leatherhead FC have informed us that they are not currently recruiting a physiotherapist or any other medical professional. Please be cautious and never send any personal [...]
Lumbar disc extrusion

Lumbar disc extrusion

Case A 35-year-old male player presents with an acute onset of low back pain after lifting some luggage. He experienced an acute onset of lumbar-region pain with no significant referral. He describes a history of “sciatica” affecting his right leg three years before. This resolved spontaneously over three months. On examination there was a loss [...]

Announcement to all users Please take note that some users are sending fraudulent messages through the FIFA Medical Network. No job openings are published on our network. In particular, Leatherhead FC have informed us that they are not currently recruiting a physiotherapist or any other medical professional. Please be cautious and never send any personal [...]
Patella fracture

Patella fracture

Case A 63-year-old female football coach presents after a fall down two steps at training. She described landing heavily on her flexed left knee.  She reports experiencing immediate pain and swelling. On examination she was noted to have a gross effusion, localised tenderness about the patella and a limitation of knee flexion to 60 degrees. [...]
What do we know about anterior cruciate ligament injury mechanisms in men’s professional football?

What do we know about anterior cruciate ligament injury mechanisms in men’s professional football?

In order to prevent injury, it is important to have a thorough understanding about both the incidence of injury and injury mechanisms. This FastFact, produced by the Isokinetic Medical Group (a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence), and published in the BJSM evaluates anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in a population of Italian professional football players [...]