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While most sport scientists focused on improvement of performance, FIFA Medical has been pioneering in adopting a different approach to sports medicine, focusing on prevention and education instead. This allowed both to minimise any negative consequences of the game such as injuries and to fully explore its potential as a healthy leisure time activity and tool in health education.

Impact of geographical origin upon the electrical and structural manifestations of the black athlete’s heart

Impact of geographical origin upon the electrical and structural manifestations of the black athlete’s heart

It is known that black athletes have an increased prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) on echocardiography and are more likely to have repolarization anomalies when compared with white athletes. It is not known whether this increased rate is universal, or whether substantial differences exist according to a player’s geographic origin. The aim of this [...]
Osteochondroma

Osteochondroma

Case This 24-year-old female football player presented with a long history of activity-related anterior knee pain. The pain was vague and poorly localised. It was typically aggravated by running, sitting for prolonged periods and by going down stairs. She had not noted any swelling, mechanical symptoms or instability. On examination she had poor single-leg stability, [...]
Os peroneum

Os peroneum

Case An eighteen-year-old football player presented with an insidious onset of localised lateral foot pain. He had recently started playing with his club’s first team and had increased his training volume. He was found to have localised tenderness over the lateral mid-foot and pain with resisted ankle eversion Findings X-ray images showed bilateral os peronei. [...]
Muscle fatigue can impair a players response to dynamic disturbances in balance, placing them at risk of injury

Muscle fatigue can impair a players response to dynamic disturbances in balance, placing them at risk of injury

The majority of football injuries occur in the last 15 minutes of each half, strongly implicating fatigue as a causative factor in football related injuries. The potential mechanisms for this increased risk of injury have not been well established. This study investigated the effects of football-simulated fatigue on neuromuscular function and dynamic balance response1. Fifteen [...]
Coach turnover increases the risk of muscle injury

Coach turnover increases the risk of muscle injury

The coach is a key figure when it comes to implementing injury prevention practices and managing player workload. This study from the CJSM illustrates how coach turnover can negatively influence injury risk among professional players1. Muscle injuries are common in professional footballers, and account for a significant amount of lost playing time and therefore financial [...]