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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. All rights reserved. Basketball-related injuries are the most common type of sports-related injury in patients under 25-years-old and second in those aged 25-40. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, basketball accounts for over 28 % of total injuries sport-related injuries that were treated in an emergency room. In a study of all injuries in the National Basketball League, the ankle was by far the most common joint injured. Some of the most common injuries include: ankle sprains and lateral instability, fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal, Achilles tendon ruptures, osteochondral lesions of the talus, and anterior ankle impingement. Prevention strategies, appropriate operative intervention, and functional rehabilitation are all important in the management of the injured basketball player for safe and timely return to play.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gross, CE; Huh, J; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • February 8, 2017

Book Title

  • Foot and Ankle Sports Orthopaedics

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 436

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319157344

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-15735-1_47

Citation Source

  • Scopus