Sports Injury

I have a large sports injuries practice and there is no greater challenge to your surgery than getting a professional athlete back playing. I don’t just look after professional athletes – I find it just as rewarding getting amateur sports people back to their weekend sports.

Professor Nick Harris
Runner Tracey Gibson injured her ankle stepping off a pavement (Image: Spire Healthcare)

Grimsby mum hits the ground running after serious injury

Tracey Gibson's competive running career looked in doubt following a tendon injury. A Grimsby runner was left hobbling after a freak step left her with a painful ankle injury. Tracey Gibson was thinking about her next competitive sporting endeavour she simply stepped off a pavement on the day of her 32nd wedding anniversary. The fluke occurence resulted in her injuring her ankle and discovering she could not lift her foot or move her toes. Tracey, who has clocked up an impressive list of sports medals and achievements along the way, went to Spire Hull Hospital for treatment after she was ...
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Sensational comeback for long distance runner after successful surgery

When Nick Little suffered a serious injury to his shinbone while competing in a race in Leeds he feared his running days might be over. Nick, 27, a keen long-distance runner who clocks up around 75 miles a week, was devastated. He wasn’t able to run for three months and could barely walk. Every step was painful and he had to hobble on crutches just to get around. Today, after having surgery at Spire Leeds Hospital, Nick is back at competition level after making a sensational comeback to running in April this year and achieving his fastest ever running time ...
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Airline pilot Richard Mavor is taking on extreme challenges just months after severing his Achilles tendon

A commercial airline pilot has completed some ambitious outdoor activity challenges following successful surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon at Spire Leeds Hospital. Richard Mavor, 52, who is married with four children, and lives near Skipton, scaled the Lion’s Head mountain in Cape Town, South Africa last month before descending by paraglider. During the year since his surgery he has also been skiing, winter mountaineering, climbed a number of the Munros in Scotland and completed two small triathlons. He injured his tendon while running the Windsor half marathon in March last year – part of his training for an ...
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Otley Granny On Course to Run the World!

Most people look forward to their summer break as a time for rest and relaxation. Tish Joyce, a businesswoman and granny from Otley has other ideas that don’t involve laying by a pool and soaking up the sun’s rays. To celebrate her 50th year, Tish will complete the first stage of her incredible dream to ‘Run the World’. This year Tish will run Europe, her toughest challenge yet to complete a solo run across Europe completing a total of 2,000 kilometres across seven countries. On July 19 she will fly to Hanover and travel on to Bad Salzuflen. The following ...
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Common Sports Injuries we treat

Osteochondral Lesion of the Ankle

Osteochondral lesions are areas of damage to cartilage and underlying bone in joints. They are commonly found in the ankle ...
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Fractured or Broken Ankle

Ankle fractures are one of the most common fractures accounting for approximately 9% of all fractures. They range from relatively ...
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Posterior Ankle Impingement

Posterior ankle impingement is a condition which occurs with maximal ankle plantarflexion. It usually presents with posterolateral ankle pain. It ...
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Ankle Sprain and Instability

Lateral ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries especially with sports such as basketball. They can result ...
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Lisfranc Injury

Jacques Lisfranc de St Martin was a surgeon in Napoleon's Army and first described the lisfranc injury in 1813. A ...
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Navicular Stress Fracture

Navicular stress fractures are most common in middle distance runners(see press). They usually present with vague midfoot pain during or ...
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Metatarsal Fracture

5th metatarsal stress fractures are most commonly seen in good amateur and professional athletes. They usually present with vague lateral ...
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Peroneal Tendons – Tenosynovitis and subluxation

The peroneal tendons are positioned on the lateral (outer) side of the ankle. There are usually three tendons the longus, ...
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