March Fracture

March Fracture

Case A 38-year-old male semi-professional player presented with an acute onset of right foot pain. This started suddenly when he pushed off to change direction. There was not major trauma or twisting mechanism. Further questioning revealed that he had dramatically increased his running volume during a COVID19 related lock-down. For approximately three months prior to [...]
What investigations should we consider including in a post-COVID-19 pre-competition medical assessment?

What investigations should we consider including in a post-COVID-19 pre-competition medical assessment?

Reflecting infection rates among the general public, an increasing number of elite and professional players are being found to have contracted COVID-19. Given that various cardiorespiratory complications have been reported following infection, it is suggested that a comprehensive cardiovascular and respiratory assessment should be carried out prior to return to play. What this assessment should [...]