This young football player presented with a short history of localised anterior knee pain. This was associated with localised tenderness over the tibial tubercle but no other significant findings. …
The diagnosis of hip joint pathology is complicated by the high incidence of hip joint pathology (including articular cartilage defects and labral changes).
This 17-year-old male football player presented with a three-month history of highly localised anterior knee pain. The pain was provoked by activity but typically warmed-up during exercise allowing him to continue. He reported it aching following activity.
This football player presented immediately following a valgus injury to his planted left leg. He was struck in a heavy challenge and sustained a valgus force through his knee.
This survey of professional football players in Australia has shown that tendon problems, particularly Achilles and patellar tendinopathy, are much more common that previously reported.
A 14-year-old football goalkeeper presents with a painful left shoulder. He reports this developing after a heavy landing onto his left side. Further questioning suggests that this may have appeared relatively insidiously.
A 21-year-old professional football player presented with a two-month history of increasing posterior ankle pain. This was initially only present when striking a ball from his ‘laces’. It is now present when sprinting and jumping.
This study confirms that there are substantially increased rates of survival following Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) when Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) are present in a sports centre, re-enforcing the need for educational programmes aiming at making them widely available.