The Olympics are here and it’s time for some sports medicine hypothesis generation.
We featured Throckmorton’s sign, also known as John Thomas sign, on LITFL a few years ago. We concluded that the astute physicians among us will wisely elect to actually look for pathology on the radiograph rather than rely solely on this sign to find a fracture.
Yet, one cannot help but wonder if it might predict which side will be injured even before a traumatic episode takes place.
Cycling is the obvious sport for testing this hypothesis, for a number of reasons…