Foot problems

Sandro Giannini, Alberto Ferruzzi, Massimiliano Mosca, Chiara Biagini

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Injury frequency has drastically increased over the last few years in parallel with the development of sports activities; the growing popularity of sports and exercise is focusing attention on the injuries that may occur [1, 2]. Several epidemiologic studies have shown that among football players, strains, sprains, and contusions are the most common type of lesions, with an incidence respectively of 35-37%, 20-21%, and 16-24% of all traumatic disorders. The thigh (23-24%), the ankle (18-19%), and the knee (15-17%) represent the most common sites of injuries in football, while foot lesions are reported in 6-8% of cases [3, 4].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFootball Traumatology: Current Concepts: From Prevention to Treatment
PublisherSpringer Milan
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)8847004187, 9788847004184
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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