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Clinical Evaluation-Physical Examination

The examination of the injured athlete’s spine initially may be limited to a cursory four-limb sensory and voluntary motor assessment along with palpation of the entire spine for point tenderness during the log-roll onto a spine board for transport off the playing field.

The primary concern of the sports physician with a severely traumatized athlete […]

PASSIVE TESTS-Passive flexion

Positioning.

The subject lies in the supine position with extended legs. The examiner stands level with the subject’s knee. One hand grasps the distal part of the leg, just proximal to the malleoli; the other hand grasps the knee at the medial femoral condyle.

Procedure.

Move the extended leg upwards until the knee can […]

Hip and pelvis

Injuries to the pelvis, hip, and thigh involve the largest soft tissue structures in the body. Such injuries can be extremely disabling and often require a substantial amount of time for rehabilitation. The whole lower extremity must be considered, along with gait analysis and posture. When rehabilitating the hip and pelvis,proprioceptive and balance activities should […]

Trochanteric Bursitis

Over the upper lateral part of the femur, beneath the fascia lata, lies a superficial bursa, with a deeper one between the tendon of the gluteus medius muscle and the posterior surface of the greater trochanter. In cases of falls or blows affecting the hip, the superficial bursa can become the site of bleeding, sometimes […]

Nerve Entrapment

Pressure on the nerves in the groin is usually due to local anatomical conditions. The nerves in question are primarily the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves, the genitofemoral nerve, and the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve of the thigh, which all supply skin areas around the groin folds, and also the anterior cutaneous femoral nerve of the […]

Rupture of the Rectus Femoris Muscle

SYMPTOMS

There is an acute onset of sharp tearing pain in the proximal anterior thigh or towards the anterior iliac crest during activity. This injury often occurs during intense activity in sports like tennis, squash or other sprinting and jumping sports.

AETIOLOGY

This is usually a partial rupture of the insertion or proximal […]