Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

Interfyl is a recently developed biological that is allogenic, decellularized partical human tissue derived form the amnionic tissue of a placenta.  Interfyl can be injected  to   help repair damaged tissue without the inflammatory phase of healing resulting in less discomfort and swelling follwing the procedure. It  can be used to relieve symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis,  and  post surgery   swelling and pain.  The particals that are derived form the amnionic tissue can be formed into a sheet to help heal tendons, bones and ulcers.  In the sheet form it is called Biovance.   Visit Alliqua.com for more information.

Rugby is hard on the feet and ankles! Injuries can occur from running and cutting, direct trauma during tackling, and during the scrum. Rugby players should be aware of the following risks:

  • Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures. 
  • Ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, and Lisfranc fractures can sideline athletes and sometimes require surgery.   
  • Contusions and bone bruises may result from high impact during tackling. 
  • Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents.