Foot and Ankle Injuries

  • John P. Batson
  • Mark D. Locke
Part of the Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine book series (PASM)


Foot and ankle injuries are common in the adolescent age group, particularly in running and jumping sports such as basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Although many injuries are diagnosed as sprains, skeletally immature athletes may sustain physeal injuries and growth-related injuries. In addition, developmental variants may “declare” themselves in the adolescent years due to the added stress of sports and fitness participation. To properly diagnose and manage ankle and foot conditions in growing athletes, physicians should be familiar with ankle and foot anatomy, the changes that occur with growth, and the injury patterns associated with the various stages of growth.


Foot Ankle Overuse injuries Acute fractures Developmental conditions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Batson
    • 1
  • Mark D. Locke
    • 2
  1. 1.Low Country Spine and Sport, LLCHardeevilleUSA
  2. 2.Orthopedic CenterPalmetto Health USCLexingtonUSA

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