Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2011; 15(1): 101-114
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1271962
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Imaging in the Assessment and Management of Overuse Injuries in the Foot and Ankle

James Teh1 , Ravi Suppiah2 , Robert Sharp3 , Julia Newton2
  • 1Department of Radiology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 3Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
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Publication History

Publication Date:
17 February 2011 (online)

ABSTRACT

Overuse injuries of the ankle and foot are common in the general and athletic populations. The wide spectrum of overuse injuries includes ligamentous injuries, soft tissue and osseous impingement, osteochondral lesions, tendon injuries, and stress fractures. Some conditions such as impingement syndromes and stress fractures may be missed on initial physical examination, and patients with such injuries often present to a sports or orthopedic clinic with persistent symptoms. With the increasing participation in sports, health-care professionals involved in the care of athletes at all levels must have a thorough understanding of overuse conditions of the foot and ankle, and the use of imaging in the management of these conditions. This article covers the clinical presentation, pertinent anatomy, imaging features, and management of overuse injuries of the foot and ankle.

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James Teh, M.R.C.P. , F.R.C.R. 

Department of Radiology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Windmill Road

Headington, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK

Email: jamesteh1@googlemail.com