Body Injury Case Study

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An athlete comes into the athletic training room complaining of his hip hurting. You ask him specifically where he hurts and he points to the top of his hip (iliac crest area). The athlete tells you that he took a facemask to his hip and that he forgot to wear his hip pads to practice. He also tells you that he cannot rotate side to side, nor can he flex his thigh. You look at the hip and notice that there is a small contusion forming over the iliac crest. 1. What injury do you suspect? He probably has hip pointer. Name three treatments for this injury 17. Apply ice and pressure for at least 48 hours. 18. If severe, bed rest for 1-2 days and referral to a doctor to rule out a fracture. 19. Ice massage and an anti-inflammatory.…show more content…
Explain what myositis ossificans is and how it may develop. Explain how one can differentiate between a hip dislocation and a femur fracture. 32. Explain how you as an athletic trainer can prevent hip and thigh injuries. Explain the muscle anatomy or the hip and what function each muscle group performs. Discuss in detail how a femur fracture may be life threatening to an athlete. 31. Explain what myositis ossificans is and how it may develop. Myositis ossificans means that bone forms within muscle due to a blunt injury that causes deep tissue bleeding in an athlete. For instance, a soccer player that is repeatedly kicked hard in his mid-thigh would develop pain and bruising as a result of the soft tissue being injured. A hematoma would form and ultimately develop into this abnormal bone. Treatment consists of rest, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medication. X-rays can determine whether this has turned into a tumor within the soft tissues. Otherwise, repeat x-rays several weeks later can double check it to determine if it is still a non-tumor. Rarely does a myositis ossificans have to be surgically removed unless it interferes with joint motion of if it is irritating a

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