As temperatures rise and winter doldrums recede, the sports-minded of all ages head back outdoors to get back in shape. But a few months without regular physical exercise can translate into injury on the court, the track, or the trampoline.
Following are images of, or related to, 5 musculoskeletal injuries sustained during common outdoor sports that many of your patients may be ready to resume. Can you identify them?
Case 1. This patient jumped to spike the ball in a game of backyard volleyball and when he landed on his feet experienced a severely sharp pain, as though he’d been struck by something, in the back of his right ankle. What is the most likely injury?