Professional athletes are at higher risk of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction

Professional athletes are at higher risk of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction

Septic arthritis (SA) following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is a rare (0.14% to 2.6%) but potentially devastating complication. Professional athletes have previously been reported to be at increased risk of septic arthritis after ACLR when compared to non-professionals, but the literature has been conflicting. The main reason for this lack of agreement has been [...]
More training sessions before returning to play reduces the risk of re-injury

More training sessions before returning to play reduces the risk of re-injury

Re-injuries are a frequent frustration in professional football. This study from the Football Research Group (and featuring an author from the Aspetar FMCE) has shown an association between the number of training sessions completed before returning to play and re-injury1. It appears that delaying a return to competition, to allow more training, might help reduce [...]
Plantar loading and risk of fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite football  players

Plantar loading and risk of fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite football players

Fifth metatarsal stress fractures are potentially career-ending injuries for professional football players and are therefore considered high-risk stress fractures. The reported incidence of this injury among football players is relatively high, while the average absence from football is between three to five months. This FastFact investigates possible risk factors for the development of this injury [...]