Apart from the specific orthopaedic and cardiovascular examination, a general medical examination (including height, weight, palpation of the thyroid gland, lymph nodes/spleen and abdomen, percussion of the lung) is always indicated.

In the FIFA manual, you can find an extensive and detailed description of all these routine examinations. Do not skip a close observation (stigmata of Marfan’s disease, venous pulse, joint alignment, etc.). Click on the following link to read more.