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Table 2 Age of athletes and injury characteristics

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

Age (range) N (Males/Females) %  
20–29 years 401 (286/115) 64.2  
30–40 years 223 (118/105) 35.8  
Soft tissue injuries N   Cases which required surgical treatment
Tendinitis 245 39.2  
Ankle sprain 138 22.1  
   Grade A 42 8  
   Grade B 72 13.7  
   Grade C 24 4.5 All
Nail infections/injuries 52 8.3  
Lesser toes sprains 45 7.2  
Bony injuries    
Stress fractures 29 4.6  
Lateral malleolus fractures 7 1.1 All
5th metatarsal tubercule fractures 3 0.4 All
Bimalleolar fractures 2 0.3 All
Pilon fractures 2 0.3