Kelly Slater’s Feet

The top athlete and pro surfer, Kelly Slater Instagram and a photo of both of his feet showing x-rays of the left and right foot. He explained he has had 5 foot injuries since 2003 with the most recent on the right foot ligamentous strain which can be called turf-toe. He explains he had the same injury one year ago.

Interestingly the x-rays show many serious foot injuries to the bones and joints. On the right foot previous broken metatarsal is to the third and fourth shafts can be seen to have repaired with larger bony areas. The right second metatarsal also shows the cleaning in the shaft which shows previous to crash or break injury. The right first metatarsal has two small sesamoid bones underneath it to help it glide the metatarsal when walking and running and these are slightly misplaced due to slight forefoot splaying. The right 50 toll distil joint appears to be fused which is common after repeated toe breaks. The left foot so was similar forfeit splaying with sesamoid displacement and also some shoes in of the left 52 and also the fourth and fifth toes in the intermediate phalangeal joints.

This is most likely due toe breaks over the years with barefoot sports such as surfing. With x-rays showing trauma to the feet such as these injuries it would be interesting to hear the stories behind the injuries.

 

Kelly Slater's Foot Xray

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