E1668. Athlete's Foot: Imaging and Treatment of Common Injuries
  1. Casey Reed; University of Cincinnati
  2. Susan Braley; University of Cincinnati
  3. Eric England; University of Cincinnati
  4. Aaron Kuehn-Himmler; University of Cincinnati
  5. Artemis Petrides; University of Cincinnati
  6. Jeffrey Youngquist; University of Cincinnati
  7. Ergent Zhiva; University of Cincinnati
From professional athletes to weekend warriors, foot injuries can be particularly debilitating. Athletes rely on the ability to transfer force to the ground in order to propel them forward, change direction, or leap into the air. As the last link in the kinetic chain, the foot plays a pivotal role in this transfer of energy. The anatomy of the foot is complex, consisting of 26 bones, with their associated ligaments and joints, and 29 muscles, of which 19 are intrinsic. Knowledge of common injury patterns in the athlete's foot can aid in diagnosis and set the stage for appropriate treatment.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
We will review the anatomy and injury patterns encountered in the athletic foot. We will also explore the role of the radiologist in the multidisciplinary approach to treating these foot injuries and how the radiologist adds value to the care of athletes. With the help of our athletic trainer colleagues, we will also explore the rehabilitation and follow-up these patients receive.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
Key Anatomic or Pathophysiologic Issues, Imaging Findings or Imaging Techniques • Anatomic review of the foot. • Hindfoot Injuries including plantar fascial rupture and os trigonum syndrome. • Midfoot Injuries including tarsal and metatarsal stress injury • Forefoot Injuries including turf toe • Rehabilitation and Follow-Up (for selected injuries)

This multidisciplinary sports medicine exhibit will review imaging findings of specific injury patterns of the foot, and correlate how imaging findings affect treatment and rehabilitation decisions.