Team Sports Injuries
Knee injuries with rapid twisting sports (whether contact or ‘non-contact’)
are extremely common and with large numbers of participants from elite
professionals through to the occasional ‘weekend warrior’ they produce
the greatest number of knee injuries.
As with all knee injuries prompt, accurate diagnosis optimises the
recovery process and ultimate outcome from simple sprains to
complex multi-ligament injuries or fractures. Failure to recognise
an ACL injury, for example, can lead to further major injury on
return to twisting activity which is likely to compromise the
long-term outcome, increasing the risk of premature arthritis.
All possible knee injuries can occur with these high-energy
twisting sports but the commonest are: