Tendon injuries about the ankle in athletes

Clin Sports Med. 1988 Jan;7(1):103-18.


Tendinous injuries about the foot and ankle are often the result of overloading and repetitive microtrauma stemming from training errors, poor technique, and the use of inappropriate surfaces or equipment. Other factors that must be considered include anatomic malalignment and muscle imbalance. Injuries involving tendons include inflammation, subluxation, and rupture. A correct and timely diagnosis should assist athletes, trainers, coaches, and physicians in preventing and treating these disorders.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / physiopathology
  • Achilles Tendon / surgery
  • Ankle Injuries*
  • Ankle Joint / physiopathology
  • Ankle Joint / surgery
  • Athletic Injuries* / physiopathology
  • Athletic Injuries* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Rupture
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Tendon Injuries*
  • Tendons / physiopathology
  • Tendons / surgery