Epidemiological Study of Foot and Ankle Injuries in Athletes: A Multivariate Logistic Regression Analysis

SUMMARY Introduction. Understanding the epidemiological profile of foot and ankle’s injuries in athletes is relevant for the prevention and treatment its occurrence. Objective. To describe the epidemiology and risk factors of foot and ankle injuries in athletes treated at an outpatient sports medicine clinic. The primary hypothesis is that ankle instability is the most frequent … Continued

Worldwide Incidence and Surgical Costs of Tendon Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

SUMMARY Purpose. Tendon injuries represent a broad and economically expensive problem in clinical reality, however, there is no systematic review or meta-analysis in the literature that delves into this topic. The aim of this work is to investigate the incidence and clinical costs of tendon rupture on a global, continental and national scale. Methods. PubMed, Google Scholar, PICO … Continued

Matside Medical Aid during Judo Competition in Japan

SUMMARY Background. This study aimed to investigate the trend of injuries occurring during judo competition reported by matside healthcare professionals. Seventeen judo competitions were investigated. Methods. Injury data (severity, location, type and emergency transportation to medical institution) were recorded on-site using a simple injury reporting form with sex, age and weight category. A total of … Continued

Post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis: quality of life, frequency and associated factors

Background. To assess the quality of life in patients with post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTOA) and evaluate frequency and relationship between dependent and independent factors. Methods. We performed a prospective study of patients with post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis analyzing American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot score, VAS, Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) divided into mental (MCS) … Continued