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A 22-year-old professional soccer player with atraumatic ankle pain
  1. P D'Hooghe1,
  2. J I Wiegerinck2,
  3. J L Tol1,
  4. P Landreau1
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  2. 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr P D'Hooghe, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sportsmedicine Hospital, Aspire Zone, PO Box 29222, Doha, Qatar; Pieter.Dhooghe{at}

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A 22-year-old professional football player presented with fierce anterior ankle pain. He was unable to play and experienced pain during normal daily activities. No recent trauma to the ankle had occurred that could have elicited the pain. The pain started suddenly during training and then gradually worsened until he was completely unable to play and even started limping during …

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