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Each patient is unique

Malcolm is a successful 32-year-old businessman. He has had diabetes for five years treated with gliclazide. He works long hours and regards his job as stressful. He enjoys playing football at weekends. His blood pressure is 165 95 and his HbA1c is 8.3 (normal range 4.5-6.5 ).

Differential Diagnosis of the Painful

Anterior Soft Tissues Neck

Among the most frequently experienced hip and pelvic injuries sustained by competitive, skeletally immature athletes are soft tissue contusions.1-3 Contusions usually result from direct blows to a specific soft tissue area, usually overlying a bony prominence. Contusions are most common in contact sports, especially football, but are also seen in volleyball, hockey, and basketball. In contact sports, the blow is usually caused by contact with another athlete. In noncontact sports, athletes usually sustain blows from contact with equipment (gymnastics), contact with high velocity projectiles (lacrosse ball), or contact with the playing surface.

Imaging of Femoral Acetabular Impingement Syndrome

Fai Alpha Angle

The pathogenesis of such ''idiopathic'' OA has not been well established. Recently, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has been implicated as an etiology of both labral tears and adjacent cartilage damage, and through repetative microtrauma at these sites is felt to be a precursor to OA in young adults 1 . FAI represents impingement of the anterior femoral head-neck junction against the adjacent anterosuperior labrum. It may occasionally be a result of unusual stress placing the femoral neck in contact with the anterosuperior labrum, such as in a football punter or carpet layer. However, more frequently FAI results from subtle morphologic abnormalities in the femoral head-neck junction or in the acetabulum. Less stress is required to develop clinical symptoms of FAI when such abnormalities are present.

Injuries of the Fingers and Thumb in the Athlete

Volar Plate Injury Pipj

Although the hand is the most active portion of the upper extremity, it is the least well protected and therefore at high risk for injury during sports activity 2 . Sports-related hand injuries range from apparently minor problems to those whose severity is immediately apparent, such as a fracture or dislocation of a finger. Finger and thumb injuries usually result from accidents and therefore are difficult to prevent. Depending on the sport, the percentage of injuries involving the hand can vary greatly. Finger and thumb injuries are common in sports that have a high risk for falling, such as skiing, biking, in-line skating, and gymnastics 1 . Football also results in a high percentage of hand and wrist injuries, accounting for 15 of all injuries 3 . Fig. 2. IP joint dislocation of the thumb sustained while playing flag football. (A) PA radiograph of the thumb demonstrates complete dislocation of the IP joint. (B) Reduction radiograph was obtained after reduction was performed with...

Grade Iiiii Lesions Partial Thickness Cartilage Injury

Patella Median Ridge Axial

Temporal changes in osteochondral injury 18-year-old football player with blunt anterior knee trauma. (A) Axial fat-suppressed, PD-weighted FSE MRI demonstrates a bone marrow contusion in the medial patella, with heterogeneous elevated signal and surface irregularity of patellar cartilage overlying the median ridge. (B) MRI obtained 4 months postinjury demonstrates progressive loss of cartilage, with two full-thickness cartilage defects. Adjacent margins of the articular cartilage demonstrate decreased T2-weighted signal. Fig. 5. Temporal changes in osteochondral injury 18-year-old football player with blunt anterior knee trauma. (A) Axial fat-suppressed, PD-weighted FSE MRI demonstrates a bone marrow contusion in the medial patella, with heterogeneous elevated signal and surface irregularity of patellar cartilage overlying the median ridge. (B) MRI obtained 4 months postinjury demonstrates progressive loss of cartilage, with two full-thickness cartilage defects. Adjacent...

Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendon Injury

Fcr Tendonitis

Digital flexor tendon injuries in the wrist include lacerations and, less commonly, closed ruptures (Fig. 7) 38 . The latter are usually associated with a variety of underlying chronic conditions that weaken the tendons, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, scaphoid nonunion 39 , Kienbock disease, hook of the hamate fractures, nonhealed distal radial fractures 40 , and carpal dislocations. Sudden hyperextension of a flexed finger, most frequently seen in football or rugby players and less commonly following an electrical injury, can also lead to acute closed ruptures 41 .

Mr Evaluation Of The

Acetabular labral tears have become a commonly recognized source of intra-articular hip pain that affects athletes and nonathletes alike. Although strongly associated with athletes performing twisting pelvic motions and rotations of the hip that occur in sports like soccer, golf, football, ballet, and hockey athletes in all major sports (and even minor ones such as skateboarding and Olympic yachting) have been affected 38 . Many tour-level professional golfers have undergone successful hip surgery for labral pathology with return to previous level of play and sometimes beyond prior performances (Marc J. Philipponm, personal communication). As stated earlier, direct MR arthrography is the best imaging modality for evaluation of underlying intra-articular disorders. Interpretation should not only include labral evaluation, but also evaluation of chondral, capsular, bony, ligamentum teres, and adjacent extra-articular (iliopsoas, rectus femoris, pubic symphysis) abnormalities (Fig. 10)....

Ischiofemoral Ligament

Thick Iliofemoral Ligament Mri

The glenohumeral joint of the shoulder is the archetypal unstable joint, which relies on secondary soft tissues to confer static and dynamic stability because of the relative small bony contact of the humeral head and glenoid fossa. Unlike the shoulder, the hip is generally considered a statically stable joint due to large bony contact areas of the femoral head and acetabulum. Consequently, the concept of soft tissues to confer additional static and dynamic stability to the hip, particularly during rotation and extremes of motions associated with sporting activities, is relatively new 13 . Clinically, some patients without generalized laxity disorders (ie, Marfan or Ehler-Danlos syndromes) have exam findings of rotational instability of the hip thought to be related to laxity or dysfunction of the anterior capsule and iliofemoral ligament, which is amenable to surgical intervention via suture plication or thermal capsulorrhaphy 13,38 . Therefore, we thoroughly assess the joint capsule...

Role Of Hip Arthroscopy In Specific Conditions Of Children And Adolescents

Femoral Head Arthritis

In the last several years, only a few pediatric cases have been described specifically addressing the role of arthroscopy for hip pain associated with an injury during sporting activity. In a review by Ikeda et al., three patients, aged 15, 15, and 16 years, had acute onset of pain related to athletic participation. The first patient was injured during a sprinting event, the second was injured while competing in rugby football, and the last had sudden onset of pain while playing volleyball. All three patients were diagnosed arthroscopically as having tears of the acetabular labrum.2 In this series, attempts at resection of the tear were not undertaken however, multiple reports have described techniques for doing so.21,23,24,36-38 The authors supported previous findings of a posterosuperior location of the tear, thought to be secondary to anatomic vulnerability to injury in that location.11,23,39 It can be concluded that, similar to the glenoid labrum in the athlete, the ac-etabular...

Methionine and the Methionine Homocysteine Cycle

Adomet And Adohcy

Although dietary cysteine can lower the dietary requirement for methion-ine, there is an absolute requirement for methionine as it has functions in addition to transsulfuration and it is also needed for protein synthesis. These functions include methylation and polyamine synthesis. However, methionine is one of the most toxic amino acids7. It causes growth retardation, tissue damage and iron deposition in the spleen. Tissue levels must therefore be kept low, and a dietary load must be processed rapidly. A further problem with methionine is its similarity to a football mom, that overworked denizen of American suburbs. Methionine has too much to do and some of the responsibilities are mutually conflicting.

The Truth About Training

When it comes to sports involving speed, most specifically, sprint performances such as the 100 meter dash, there's a tremendous difference between black and white athletes. (Oddly enough, top contenders in long distance races are split pretty evenly between blacks and whites, except for Marathons where someone from Kenya is sure to win.) In 1994, the top twenty fastest times in sprinting events were all held by blacks. Interestingly, the contestants originated from countries as diverse as the United States, Nigeria, Canada and Great Britain. An examination of the Olympic 100 meter dash over the past thirty years shows an utter domination by black athletes. In the United States, it's apparent that young black American males practically own the 100 meter dash at both the high school and college level. The positions in American football that require speed, such as the tailback and wide receiver, are almost exclusively held by blacks. Over the past four years, there's been a virtual...

Which bones am I more likely to break

For example, if you've never run the 100-meter high hurdles or done horseback riding, now is not the time to start Similarly, you should avoid sports that are high impact, where there is a strong possibility that you will have rough contact or be knocked over by another player. So, sports such as football, soccer, field hockey, softball, and kick-boxing are best avoided if you have osteoporosis.

The Musculoskeletal System Multiple Choice

A 13-year-old boy is brought into the urgent care clinic by his father with a complaint of swelling around his right elbow. He is in 8th grade football and has been lifting weights, despite having just started puberty. He has no significant past medical history and recalls no specific incident of trauma to the elbow. On exam, the patient has a soft swelling around the posterior of the elbow. He has no redness or warmth and minimal pain. He is nontender over the bony prominences of the ulna, radial head, and humorous. What disorder of the elbow is the most likely diagnosis

Traumatic Hip Instability

Unstable Chondral Lesion Mri

Patients with traumatic hip instability caused by hip dislocations or fracture dislocations present in severe discomfort and are unable to move their lower extremity. Hip dislocations have been reported in American football, skiing, rugby, gymnastics, jogging, basketball, biking, and soccer 16-19 . On physical examination, patients will classically present with the hip fixed in a position of flexion, internal rotation, and adduction. A complete neurovascular examination should be performed, and care must be taken to check for the presence of a partial or complete sciatic nerve palsy before any closed or open manipulation of the hip. Although rare, team physicians need to be aware of this injury due to the potentially serious long-term sequelae and associated loss of playing time. Patients who have sustained a hip subluxation often have normal radiographs or they demonstrate nonspecific changes. Moorman et al 28 performed Judet radiographs, which demonstrated posterior acetabular lip...

Hank and Debra The Deadly Effects of the Inflammation Syndrome

In college they were athletic, trim, and attractive. Hank was the star of the college football team, and Debra was an avid tennis player. Youth was on their side, and they quickly recovered from the inevitable athletic injuries. memory. Hank had gone from a lean 180 to 250 pounds, and Debra's weight had ballooned from 110 to 180 pounds. Hank's blood cholesterol was elevated and, combined with his weight, significantly increased his risk for heart disease. He had also developed chronic aches and pains in his shoulders and hips, a result of old football injuries. Meanwhile, Debra's asthma and arthritis had gotten worse, and she was taking prednisone and other medications to control her symptoms.

Shou Gong

Zhanzhuang Pile Standing

Myself, I always had respect for Kung Fu and thought perhaps that one day when the time was right I would begin training. The years had taken a toll on my young body, though. I have been a landscaper for 10 years and previous to that I had played American football for six years and generally worked my body very hard with basketball and hiking and other athletic endeavours. I was also struggling with two health problems. The first was a badly hyper-extended knee.

The knee

For example, rotation on a flexed knee, as when kicking a football is a typical cause of meniscal injury. The meniscus is avascular and when torn is associated with a slowly developing effusion. Abduction-adduction stresses across the knee, for example while skiing, are more likely to damage the collateral ligaments. Cruciate ligament injuries are also common and may be associated with a variety of mechanisms, such as hyperextension of the knee. Ligaments arc vascular structures - thus after a tear of the collateral ligament there is bruising at the site of the injury, while after a cruciate ligament tear, a haemarthrosis rapidly develops. The patient should also be asked to try to identify the site of pain, which is usually localised to the site of injury or pathology.

Historical Context

Lage also classified 37 cases from Villar's practice that had labral tears.15 Farjo et al reported on their experience of 28 patients and corroborated the poor results of hip arthroscopy for labral tear in the presence of arthritis.16 Finally, McCarthy, Aluisio, et al presented the association of labral tears with occult trauma.17 The chondral lesions occurred in this group of patients without major hip trauma. Often the inciting event was a pivoting maneuver during an athletic activity, such as tennis, karate, hockey, football, or soccer.

Mechanisms of Injury

Football Collision sports, such as football or rugby, and high-velocity sports, such as alpine skiing, have much higher rates of significant muscu-loskeletal injury due to the combination of speed and mass effect on impact. Factors that affect the extent of injury include tensile strength of the ligaments and tendons of affected joints, bony strength, flexibility, and ability of the athlete to reduce the impact. This is where appropriate conditioning for a sport reduces injury risk. Not only are endurance and strength training important, but also practicing falls or recovery from falls can help the athlete diffuse the energy of the fall or impact. Athletes should be encouraged to use the appropriate safety equipment and to train comprehensively for their sport.


A 16-year-old high school football player develops acute onset of right hip pain doing squats. (A) Sagittal image MR arthrogram demonstrates a macerated anterior labrum (arrows). (B) Viewing from the anterolateral portal, a macerated tear of the anterior labrum is probed along with articular delamination at its junction with the labrum. (C) The damaged anterior labrum has been excised, revealing an overhanging lip of impinging bone from the anterior acetabulum. (D) Excision of the impinging portion of the acetabulum (acetabuloplasty) is performed with a burr. (Courtesy of J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD.) Fig. 16. A 16-year-old high school football player develops acute onset of right hip pain doing squats. (A) Sagittal image MR arthrogram demonstrates a macerated anterior labrum (arrows). (B) Viewing from the anterolateral portal, a macerated tear of the anterior labrum is probed along with articular delamination at its junction with the labrum. (C) The damaged anterior labrum has been...

Other Topical Agents

However, two anecdotal reports of the use of the lidocaine 5 percent patch for an acute sports injury are of novel interest. A professional basketball player with a liga-mentous strain in his left fifth toe was advised by the team doctor to use the lidocaine 5 percent patch for pain relief with a good outcome and a professional football player with chronic acromioclavicular joint pain due to a dislocation was anecdotally reported to experience pain relief with use of the lidocaine 5 percent patch as well. The basis for using such an agent in this setting may be the awareness that local anesthetics do in fact have anti-inflammatory properties.

Figure 82

Osteon Flow Chart

Simple trauma to a joint by a single incident or by repeated insult can so damage the articular cartilage that it calcifies and begins to be replaced by bone. This process can lead to ankylosis, i.e., bony fusion in the joint and subsequent loss of motion. The foot and knee joints of runners and football players and hand and finger joints of stringed instrument players are especially vulnerable to this condition.


The hip symptoms in a high percentage of patients were associated with athletic activities that involve strenuous, repetitive twisting and pivoting motions (such as ballet, football, soccer, basketball, and place-kicking). It is conceivable that certain recurrent torsional maneuvers preferentially subject the anterior portion of the articular-labral junction to recurrent microtrauma and eventual mechanical attrition. This scenario would be exacerbated by the diffuse suboptimal blood supply within the body of the labrum.