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Football

  • Keith B. Kashuk
  • Maxime Savard
  • Tanisha Smith
Chapter

Abstract

Football is a complex sport requiring rapid adaptation of the lower extremity to constantly evolving plays. It is a multidirectional sport encompassing several demanding movements such as running, sprinting, jumping, cutting, backpedaling, and kicking. Each movement induces a large amount of strain to the architecture of the lower extremity placing the athlete at risk for injury.

Keywords

Biomechanics of football Football injuries Turf toe Sesamoiditis Neuroma Metatarsalgia Ankle sprains in football 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith B. Kashuk
    • 1
  • Maxime Savard
    • 2
  • Tanisha Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthpaedics and RehabilitationUniversity of Miami School of MedicineSouth MiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of PodiatrySouth Miami HospitalSouth MiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of OrthopedicsSouth Miami HospitalSouth MiamiUSA

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