Since it is an injury with a high risk of refracture, more attention should be paid to rehabilitation and management.
In January, Wonju DB rookie Park In-woong suffered a fractured foot and was on the operating table. In March, Yonsei University Lee Ju-yeong and Lee Chae-hyeong were also absent due to a fractured foot. In the past, an injury called ‘foot fracture’ was not common, but what is this injury that is common among players these days?
We asked Park In-woong, who is concentrating on rehabilitation after surgery, about the toenail fracture. Regarding the injury process, Park In-woong said, “I didn’t feel sick at first, but my ankle got a little twisted while playing against Samsung (January 21). He asked for a replacement because he was experiencing unusual pain. He was examined and found that the blade of his foot was broken.”
Park In-woong was afraid to even touch the floor for the first time after surgery. He started rehabilitation four weeks after surgery and is expected to be able to play basketball normally by the end of April. However, he has a high risk of re-fracture, so he plans to pay attention to future management.
Dr. Kim Jin-soo, director of Sejong Sports Orthopedic Surgery and an advisory member of this magazine, said, “A toe fracture is a fracture in the fifth metatarsal bone. The first reason is that it is caused by a lot of exercise.”
What is the difference between a stress fracture and a normal fracture? Dr. Kim Jin-su said, “A normal fracture breaks like glass in an instant, but a stress fracture can be likened to breaking a plastic straw. When you first break a plastic straw, it won’t break right away, but eventually it will break. Fatigue gradually builds up, and even though it is not strong enough to break, it breaks and causes pain.”
Foot fractures are common in athletes who run, jump, or stop, such as soccer or basketball players. If you are an elite athlete, a fractured foot requires surgery.
Dr. Kim Jin-soo said,먹튀검증 “Non-surgical treatment can be performed by the general public, but the risk of recurrence is high, so athletes must undergo surgery. It is a surgery to increase the strength by driving metal into the bone to prevent recurrence. The purpose of surgery is to attach bones, but the biggest goal is to prevent recurrence.”