The Injury Source

Randon T. Hall, MD

The Injury Source is dedicated to being your source for in-depth education and explanation on sports related injuries. Whether you are managing your fantasy squad  or just trying to get back in the game we have all the information that you need.


April 21, 2019

Oblique muscle injuries are common in sports, especially those that involve significant twisting and rotation. Most sports fans hear about oblique muscle injuries in baseball due to the significant contraction of those muscles during the baseball swing. Here is a deeper look at the oblique injury and approach to management in sports.

April 16, 2019

Joel Embiid’s knee soreness has left every Philly fan waiting to the last minute to find out if he will play in each of the 76ers playoff games. Here is a breakdown of everything you knee to know about JoJo’s knee and the likely scenarios for him throughout the playoffs. No, I am not the man’s doctor, nor do I think I know better than they do, but I ca...

March 31, 2019

Injury to the tendon can be problematic for athletes in a variety of sports. Due to significant stresses with sprinting sports as well as with lower body exercises such as squats, the patella tendon is susceptible to several injuries such as tendonitis, tendon strain or tendon rupture. If the injury is acute and sudden, such as during a slide or jumpin...

March 24, 2019

First off, what exactly is his injury? Basically Washington either has a sprain of one of the lesser ligaments in the foot or he has a Lisfranc injury from my best estimates.  Just as in the ankle, the foot has several supportive ligaments to keep the foot stable while performing sports activities. Honestly, there are too many to name, but basically th...

March 22, 2019

Every patient is different, so we are just going to look at the most common options for young, active patients with closed growth plates. Typically there are 3 main options of tissues that can be used. The hamstring tendon from the posterior knee, the patella tendon from the front of the knee or a portion of the quadriceps tendon. There are pros, cons...

January 25, 2019

Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers shooting guard is reported to have a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee. With this report his season is over and he has a long road ahead of him for recovery.

December 29, 2018

Here is a basic approach to a short-arm cast. Don't try this at home. It is just an educational tutorial for those learning to perform casts.

December 23, 2018

Intramuscular quadriceps hematoma can be extremely painful and limiting on normal muscular function. When the hematoma collects within the closed covering of the muscle (fascia), it creates swelling, pressure and severe pain. Intermuscular hematomas may present with more obvious bruising, however, pain is typically much less as the hematoma is able to...

December 16, 2018

As in most things in medicine, there are patterns to watch for when suspecting a stress fracture of the lumbar spine. The first piece of important information is the type of athlete you are dealing with and the volume of activity they are performing. High-risk athletes that do a significant amount of back extension (leaning back), would include gymnast...

December 15, 2018

Basically, at this point the medical team would identify that this is the area of concern and investigate further. I believe this is where they likely would have obtained a special kind of CT scan to see if this area was merely inflammation or if there was an actual fracture through the bone. Here is where the tests were likely "inconclusive"...

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Dr. Randon T. Hall

A sports medicine physician with a passion to educate. My mission is to provide clear, concise and up to date education to athletes and sports fans for a better understanding of sports related health issues.


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