MgoPT posts- Turf Toe and Patellar Dislocations

Submitted by BoiseBlue on November 28th, 2012 at 11:47 PM

couple of recent posts, one very applicable to the football season (turf toe) , and part 1 of a two-part post on patellar dislocations. Thanks again for reading, and I'll continue to take into consideration any suggestions for topics people might be interested in.

Go Blue!



November 29th, 2012 at 2:06 AM ^

This is why I love MGoBlog.  In addition to great football content, we get such a wide variety of topics and info.  I love it.  Very informative, and the illustrations/pictures are very helpful.  Keep up the good work.


November 29th, 2012 at 2:10 AM ^

Great job, definitely an interesting read that helps further understand the injury reports we see so often.

Maybe shin splints for a future post?


November 29th, 2012 at 8:42 AM ^

The patellar dislocation pretty much sucks. Especially when you shred your medial meniscus in the process. Great image showing the Q angle differences. Having an odd attachment to the patellar tendon and a similarly odd Q angle can make you a little gun shy when considering this injury...


November 29th, 2012 at 9:41 AM ^

The illustrations are extremely helpful. I never really understood turf toe, in particular. This looks very painful, and now I more fully understand how it can sideline an athlete for a chunk of time. Thanks again for this informative link.

PB-J Time

November 29th, 2012 at 10:10 AM ^

Very nice post. Proper amount of detail. I would suggest MCL sprains for a possible future post...of course if I were more motivated I would just do it...sadly though motivation/time is lacking for such an endevor. 


November 29th, 2012 at 10:10 AM ^

Nice to see you putting your education to work on something more important than making money...Wolverine football.  Now I will injure you playing basketball on Christmas and you can post about that (and my dislocated finger that still doesn't work right.)

Feat of Clay

November 29th, 2012 at 10:27 AM ^

I found myself cringing and lunging for the bottle of Advil I keep in the office.  Now I go have to go look at Grumpy Cat photos to take my mind off my aching knees and toes


November 29th, 2012 at 10:52 AM ^

It seems like every acute injury in the foot injury can be terrible.  I have heard that the plantar facia is an awful injury to deal with.  I once strained the transverse ligament in my foot and I wandered around in hiking boots for a month.  Though that was not so bad as those facia injuries. 


November 29th, 2012 at 10:53 AM ^

If you're looking for Michigan-related injuries to cover, you might consider ACL tears as more than half of the current women's basketball squad have suffered that injury over the last few years. One angle to cover on this is why female athletes are more prone to tear their ACLs than their male counterparts.


November 29th, 2012 at 11:19 AM ^

so I hesitate to post anything you might have read, but this is a pretty good overview from the ACC. It doesn't have the depth that these MgoPT posts have, though.

Anecdotally, I've been lead to believe that they downplay the role of the menstrual cycle and estrogen receptors in the ACL on that page. Again, that's just an observation, albeit from someone that's been around womens sports for fifteen years.


November 29th, 2012 at 2:41 PM ^

Had them repaired by the same surgeon at Vanderbilt. Kurt Spindler. He's been published in the New England Journal of Medicine on ACL tears citing girls' soccer. Vanderbilt is a part of the MOON study with several other universities combining practices and data to achieve the most successful outcomes. So far I'm back to normal. He has interesting data on using your own tendons vs cadaver as well as ice packs vs circulating ice water.


November 29th, 2012 at 11:00 AM ^

Is it common for the ACL to be injured along with the patella? I ruptured my patella tendon and am rehabbing it, but there's an issue of buckling and lack of stability that I fear may be ACL-related. Along with the contact involved with the injury, chronic patellar tendonitis was a big contributing factor for me. I know it's different from a dislocation, but it's somewhat related still. Thanks for this post, though. 

Dude Lebowski

November 29th, 2012 at 4:06 PM ^

A good number of patella injuries are accompanied with other knee injuries.  After my smashed patella healed, I still had swerlling and pain, which was diagnosed as a torn miniscus.  So the doc had to go in for a third time to clean it up.