Acute foot and ankle injuries and time return to sport

SICOT J. 2021;7:27. doi: 10.1051/sicotj/2021024. Epub 2021 Apr 15.


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.

Keywords: Acute foot and ankle injuries; Rehabilitation; Return to play.