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Stuck in the mud: an unusual football injury
  1. A Byrne1,
  2. C Bell1,
  3. D Kealey2
  1. 1
    A&E Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK
  1. Dr A Byrne, A&E Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6EA, UK; aoifebyrne{at}

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A 29-year-old footballer attended the emergency department following a twisting injury to the left leg. He stated that, while playing football, he had attempted to change direction and his studs remained stuck in the mud. He felt a sudden crack and severe pain in the left hip/buttock region. His past medical history included a right femoral and tibial fracture. He …

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