Acute foot and ankle injuries and time return to sport

Gowreeson Thevendran, Anish R. Kadakia, Eric Giza, Daniel Haverkamp, Jonkheer Pieter D'Hooghe, Andrea Veljkovic, Nasef Mohamed Nasef Abdelatif

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Foot and ankle sports injuries encompass a wide spectrum of conditions from simple contusions or sprains that resolve within days to more severe injuries that change the trajectory of an athlete's sporting career. If missed, severe injuries could lead to prolonged absence from the sport and therefore a catastrophic impact on future performance. In this article, we discuss the presentation of the commonest foot and ankle sports injuries and share recent evidence to support an accurate diagnosis and best management practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute foot and ankle injuries
  • Rehabilitation
  • Return to play

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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