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Sports injuries : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • The diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of rectus femoris injuries rectus femorisA rectus femoris is a common injury among athletes. In this article, Dr Ralph Rogers discusses what it is, how it happens and the best way to treat the injury and rehabilitate the athlete.
  • The importance of the correct diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of hamstring strains hamstringWhile hamstring strains are a common sports injury, the correct diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the injury is essential if the athlete is to compete at the same level as before.
  • Replacement knee surgery: pros and cons Knee replacement surgeryReplacement knee surgery involves substituting an injured, worn, or diseased knee joint with an artificial joint. It is a routine operation for knee damage, particularly when arthritis is involved....
  • The sportsman's hernia Sportsman's HerniaThe condition of sportsman's or footballer's hernia is well recognised, but often misunderstood, in fact it's not a hernia at all! This article describes the recognition of the...
  • Knee injuries - a patient's guide knee injuriesThe knee is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and fluid. Muscles and tendons linked to bone and each other help the knee joint to move smoothly and accurately. This article is written by Jackie...
  • Tiger Woods knee surgery Tiger WoodsTiger Woods has discovered that it is often the knees that are the first to suffer from the relentless pressures exerted on them by their commitment to professional sport. Having won the US Open on...