When your clinical radar HAS to be fully functioning.

“A brain scan revealed that Andrew Caddick is not suffering from a stress fracture to the shin”

Joe Sheldon, Sports Commentator.


Neoplastic disease masquerading as a sports injury. Miss this one at your peril..

Non-resolving or atypical pain as a result of sporting injury is a far from uncommon event in active patients. Benign tumours, including osteoid osteoma, aneurysmal bone cyst and chondroblastoma can mimic the symptoms of common sports-related injury e.g. muscle or tendon injury.

This highlights the need for sports medicine practitioners to maintain a high index of suspicion for features of a clinical condition that seem slightly out of the ordinary.

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Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical