Wide variance in the management of cartilage lesions across FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence

Wide variance in the management of cartilage lesions across FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence

The management of symptomatic knee cartilage lesions among players is challenging. The unique characteristics and demands of football are important considerations when tailoring a treatment plan for injured players. The study profiled in this edition of the FastFact reported on the demographics and epidemiology of knee cartilage injuries and the preferred management in football players, [...]
High rate of second ACL injury following ACL reconstruction in male professional footballers

High rate of second ACL injury following ACL reconstruction in male professional footballers

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are a serious and sometimes career-threatening injury for professional football players. Early ACL reconstruction (ACLR) is generally considered to be the gold standard treatment in most cases. While most professional players are able to return to football after ACLR, football performance may be negatively impacted post-injury and there is a [...]
Bertolotti’s syndrome

Bertolotti’s syndrome

Case A 23-year-old, female, recreational player presents with a two year history of left-sided lumbar region pain. She had previously been noted to have transitional lumbosacral anatomy and has attempted a coordinated rehabilitation program. This had involved regular physiotherapy treatments, a progressive core stability program and a guided local anaesthetic/steroid injection. Despite this she has [...]