Lower leg injuries

Wes O. Zimmermann, Peter H. Seidenberg, Yogesh V. Kolwadkar

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Lower leg pain and injury is a common occurrence in athletes that has been described in the medical and athletic literature. The various pathoanatomic processes, which could present as lower leg pain in the athlete, include medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), stress fracture, tendinopathy, nerve entrapment syndromes, vascular syndromes, and muscle injuries. The etiopathogenesis and clinical presentations of these conditions are described, and a brief account of diagnostic studies and treatment options is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNuclear Medicine and Radiologic Imaging in Sports Injuries
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783662464915
ISBN (Print)9783662464908
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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