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Table 1 Characteristics of foot and ankle injuries in sport tournaments during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

From: Foot and ankle injuries during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games

  No. of injured athletes No. of all injuries according to sport
  Total Male/Female Soccer M/F Handball M/F Basketball M/F Apparatus work – Gymnastic M/F Obstacle race M/F Volleyball M/F Weight lifting M/F Horse – riding M/F
Type of injury 624          
Soft tissue injuries 525 365/160         
Achilles tendinitis 153 101/52 31/13 23/5 21/16 12/15 11/2 3/1 0/0 0/0
Ankle sprains 138 100/38 28/9 16/7 13/10 7/9 19/2 17/1 0/0 0/0
Peroneal tendinitis 64 48/16 12/3 8/2 7/4 4/3 9/2 5/1 3/1 0/0
Nail infections/injuries 52 39/13 11/2 6/1 7/3 3/5 5/1 5/1 0/0 2/0
Lesser toes sprains 45 31/14 9/2 8/3 10/6 2/3 0/0 2/0 0/0 0/0
Tibialis anterior tendinitis 28 19/9 4/1 3/0 2/1 3/2 2/3 1/1 4/1 0/0
Shin splints 13 8/5 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 3/3 0/0 0/0 4/2
Skin infections 11 7/4 2/0 1/0 2/1 0/0 1/2 1/1 0/0 0/0
Turf toe 8 5/3 2/1 0/0 1/1 0/1 0/0 2/0 0/0 0/0
Morton neuroma 6 2/4 0/0 1/1 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1/0 0/0
Hind-foot sprains 5 3/2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Plantar plate rupture 2 2/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0
Bony injuries 99 58/41         
Stress fractures 29 18/11 3/1 5/2 6/2 2/4 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/0
Hallux rigidus 21 18/3 3/0 2/0 5/1 0/1 6/1 2/0 0/0 0/0
Hallux valgus 18 2/16 0/3 0/5 1/6 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Accessory bone injuries 9 7/2 2/0 0/1 3/0 1/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0
Latelar malleolus fractures 7 4/3 1/0 1/2 1/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0
Sesamoid fractures 3 2/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0
5th metatarsal tubercule fractures 3 2/1 1/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Bimalleolar fractures 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0
Pilon fractures 2 2/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0
Freiberg's disease 2 0/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Proximal phalanx hallux echondroma 1 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Total    112/37 75/30 82/53 36/48 63/21 39/7 8/3 8/2