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Foot and Ankle Injuries

  • Angus M. McBrydeJr.
  • Mark D. Locke
  • John P. Batson

Abstract

Acute injuries of the ankle and nontraumatic injuries of the foot are common in the adolescent age group, particularly in running and jumping sports such as basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Although many injuries are diagnosed as sprains, skeletally immature athletes may sustain physeal injuries and growth-related injuries. To properly diagnose and manage ankle and foot injuries in growing athletes, physicians should be familiar with ankle and foot anatomy, the changes that occur with growth, and the injury patterns associated with stages of growth.

Keywords

Stress Fracture Ankle Sprain Young Athlete Plantar Fascia Ankle Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angus M. McBrydeJr.
    • 1
  • Mark D. Locke
    • 2
  • John P. Batson
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic CenterSt. Vincent’s HospitalBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.The Moore Orthopaedic ClinicColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsUniversity of South Carolina School of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.Youth Sports MedicineThe Moore Orthopaedic ClinicColumbiaUSA

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