Vascular Injuries in the Lower Limb of Athletes

  • Ellen Casey
  • Paul H. Lento
  • Joseph M. Ihm
  • Heron Rodriguez

Athletes are susceptible to a wide variety of traumatic and nontraumatic vascular injuries to the lower limb. The incidence of vascular injuries in the athletic population is rising, particularly in sports characterized by repetitive motion or high-speed collisions.


Compartment Syndrome Popliteal Artery Ankle Brachial Index Arterial Injury External Iliac Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen Casey
    • 1
  • Paul H. Lento
    • 2
    • 3
  • Joseph M. Ihm
    • 2
  • Heron Rodriguez
    • 4
  1. 1.Resident Physician, Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationRehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern UniversityDivision of Vascular SurgeryChicagoUSA

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