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Diagnostic Imaging

For the majority of athletes presenting with thoracolumbar pain, the initial investigation is still the plain-film anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographs. The AP view will depict the sagittal alignment as well as congenital anomalies at the thoracolumbar and lumbosacral junctions.

The architecture of the bodies, spinous processes, transverse processes, lamina, and pedicles also are depicted […]

The Thoracolumbar Spine

Key Points

The majority of thoracolumbar spine injuries arising from low-velocity sports usually are less catastrophic than some of the athletic injuries involving the more vulnerable cervical spine. The thoracic spinal cord is protected by the relatively larger and less mobile thoracic vertebra and rib cage. The sports physician may be required to assess for […]

Talus Fracture

Basics Description The talus, a small bone in the hindfoot: Articulates with the calcaneus and the remainder of the midfoot bones Supports the body’s weight and distributes the body’s forces to the foot Is critical to proper function of the foot Is covered (~60%) with articular cartilage Is vascularly supplied by vessels through a […]