The epidemiology of foot and ankle injuries in sports

Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 1989 Jul;6(3):629-37.


A 6 1/2-year review of 16,754 injuries seen in a multispecialty sports medicine clinic found that 25 per cent of the 12,681 injuries in the top 19 sports occurred at the ankle and foot. The percentages of foot and ankle injuries varied substantially from sport to sport, as did the proportion of sprains versus overuse injuries at each location. An appreciation of the patterns and numbers of injuries presenting can be helpful in patient management and can aid the planning of both clinical investigations and educational programs.

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries*
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Foot Injuries*
  • Humans