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Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Nicola C Casartelli, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Romana Brunner, Marcel Büchi, Reto Sutter, Christian W Pfirrmann, Florian D Naal, Michael Leunig, Mario Bizzini
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background Visual rating of movement pattern in patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome is of interest because poor control of dynamic hip motion is frequently noted. Objectives To evaluate intra- and inter-rater agreement among physical therapists with different clinical experience, in performing visual rating of movement pattern quality of patients with FAI syndrome using a semiquantitative scale. Methods A video camera was used to record the performance of 34 patients with FAI syndrome performing single-limb standing, squat, frontal lunge, hop lunge, bridge and plank...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Marsha Tijssen, Igor Tak, Janine Stubbe, Daniel Haverkamp, Enrico de Visser, Maria Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Robert van Cingel
Study Design Prospective cohort. Background The International Hip Outcome Tool 33 (iHOT-33), developed in English, has been shown to be a valid and reliable questionnaire for young physically active individuals with symptomatic hip joint pathology. Objectives Translate and validate the iHOT-33 in Dutch (iHOT-33 NL) in the target population. Methods Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the iHOT-33 was performed following existing guidelines. Young to middle-aged (18-50 years), active (Tegner score ≥ 3) individuals presenting with symptomatic hip joint related pain (Numeric Pain Rating Score (NPRS) ≥ 1) in primary healthcare/hospital setting were included...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Andrea B Mosler, Rintje Agricola, Kristian Thorborg, Adam Weir, Rod J Whiteley, Kay M Crossley, Per Hӧlmich
Study Design Cross-sectional cohort study. Background Athletes with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome have cam and/or pincer morphology, pain on orthopaedic testing, and often have reduced hip range of motion (ROM) and strength. However, cam and pincer morphology are also common in asymptomatic hips. Therefore, it is currently unknown whether the ROM and strength deficits observed in athletes with FAI syndrome result from the variance in their bony hip morphology or hip condition. Objectives To investigate the relationship between musculoskeletal screening findings and bony hip morphology in asymptomatic male soccer players...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Pim van Klij, Joshua Heerey, Jan H Waarsing, Rintje Agricola
Synopsis Our understanding of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome is slowly improving. The number of studies on all aspects (aetiology, prevalence, pathophysiology, natural history, treatment, and preventative measures) of FAI syndrome has grown exponentially over the past few years. This commentary provides the latest updates on the prevalence of cam and pincer hip morphology and its relationship with development of hip osteoarthritis (OA). Cam and pincer morphology is highly prevalent in the general population and in this paper is presented for different subgroups based on: age, sex, ethnicity, and athletic activity...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Marcie Harris-Hayes, Karen Steger-May, Linda R Van Dillen, Mario Schootman, Gretchen B Salsich, Sylvia Czuppon, John C Clohisy, Paul K Commean, Travis J Hillen, Shirley A Sahrmann, Michael J Mueller
Study Design Ancillary analysis, time-controlled randomized clinical trial. Background Movement pattern training (MPT) has been shown to improve function among patients with chronic hip joint pain (CHJP). Objective Determine the association among treatment outcomes and mechanical factors associated with CHJP. Methods Twenty-eight patients with CHJP, 18-40 years, participated in MPT, either immediately after assessment or after a wait-list period. MPT included task-specific training to reduce hip adduction motion during functional tasks and hip muscle strengthening...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Kristian Thorborg, Michael P Reiman, Adam Weir, Joanne L Kemp, Andreas Serner, Andrea Mosler, Per Hölmich
Study Design Groin pain is common in athletes participating in multidirectional sports and has traditionally been considered a difficult problem to understand, diagnose, and manage. This may be due to sparse historical focus on this complex region in sports medicine. Until recently, there was no agreement regarding terminology, definitions, and classification of groin pain in athletes. This has made clear communication between clinicians difficult, and the results of research difficult to interpret and implement into practice...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Cara L Lewis, Kari L Loverro, Anne Khuu
Study Design Controlled laboratory study, case-control design. Background Despite recognition that femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is a movement-related disorder, few studies have examined dynamic unilateral tasks in individuals with FAIS. Objectives 1) Determine if individuals with FAIS have different pelvis and lower extremity movements than individuals without hip pain during a single leg stepdown. 2) Analyze kinematic differences between males and females within groups. Methods Individuals with FAIS and individuals without hip pain performed a single leg stepdown while kinematic data were collected...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Evan J Petersen, Stephanie M Thurmond
Study Design Resident's case problem. Background Patients presenting with multiple symptomatic areas pose a diagnostic challenge for the physical therapist. Though musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal symptoms typically present separately, they can occur simultaneously and mimic each other. Consequently, the ability to differentiate between musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal symptoms is an important skill for physical therapists. The purpose of this resident's case problem was to describe the clinical-reasoning process leading to medical and physical therapy management of a patient presenting with upper and lower back pain, bilateral radiating arm and leg pain, and abdominal pain...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Thomas Gus Almonroeder, Thomas Kernozek, Stephen Cobb, Brooke Slavens, Jinsung Wang, Wendy Huddleston
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background The drop vertical jump task is commonly used in anterior cruciate ligament injury risk screening; however, the predictive validity is limited. Part of the limited predictive validity may be because the drop vertical jump task does not impose cognitive demands that reflect sports participation. Objectives To investigate the influence of additional cognitive demands on lower extremity mechanics during execution of the drop vertical jump task. Methods Twenty uninjured females (ages 18-25 years old) were required to perform the standard drop vertical jump task, as well as drop vertical jumps which included additional cognitive demands...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Jodi L Young, Daniel I Rhon, Joshua A Cleland, Suzanne J Snodgrass
Study Design Systematic review. Background Therapeutic exercise is commonly used to treat individuals with knee disorders, but dosing parameters for optimal outcomes are unclear. Large variations exist in exercise prescription, and research related to specific dosing variables for knee osteoarthritis, patellar tendinopathy and patellofemoral pain syndrome is sparse. Objectives To identify specific doses of exercise related to improved outcomes of pain and function in individuals with common knee disorders, categorized by effect size...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Brian J Eckenrode, David M Kietrys, J Scott Parrott
Study Design Systematic literature review with meta-analysis. Background Management of patellofemoral pain (PFP) may include the utilization of manual therapy (MT) techniques to the patellofemoral joint, surrounding soft tissues, and/or lumbospelvic region. Objectives To determine the effectiveness of MT, either used alone or as an adjunct intervention, compared to standard treatment or sham, for reducing pain and improving self-report function in individuals with PFP. Methods An electronic literature search (PubMed, OVID, CENTRAL, and CINAHL databases) was conducted for studies investigating MT for individuals with PFP...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Sam Van Rossom, Colin R Smith, Darryl G Thelen, Benedicte Vanwanseele, Dieter Van Assche, Ilse Jonkers
Study Design Controlled laboratory study. Background Inclusion of specific exercises in rehabilitation after knee injury is currently expert-based as a thorough description of the knee contact forces during different exercises is lacking. Objective To quantify knee loading during frequently used activities such as squat, lunges, single leg hop, walking stairs, standing up and gait to grade knee joint loading during these activities. Methods 3D-motion analysis data of 15 healthy adults were acquired during 9 standardized activities used in rehabilitation...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Paul Harradine, Lucy Gates, Catherine Bowen
The use of subtalar joint neutral (STJN) in the assessment and treatment of foot-related musculoskeletal symptomology is common in daily practice and still widely taught. The main pioneer of this theory was Dr Merton L. Root, and it has been labeled with a variety of names: "the foot morphology theory," "the subtalar joint neutral theory," or simply "Rootian theory" or "Root model." The theory's core concepts still underpin a common approach to musculoskeletal assessment of the foot, as well as the consequent design of foot orthoses...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Kevin Hall, John D Borstad
Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint that is difficult to treat because of the biomechanical complexity of the shoulder region, the interplay between mobility and stability, and the vital role played by the shoulder in moving, positioning, and providing stability for hand function. Despite advances in biomechanics and pain science, there is still much to learn about how impairments influence shoulder function and health. One impairment, posterior shoulder tightness (PST), is often noted in individuals with shoulder pain and consequently has generated much discussion and debate in recent years...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Andrew Tomas
A 52-year-old man sustained an injury to the right wrist following a fall into a push-up position. Direct-access outpatient physical therapy evaluation was performed 24 hours after the injury. A scaphoid radiograph series, consistent with American College of Radiology guidelines, was obtained based upon examination findings. The radiographs revealed a scapholunate gap of 4 mm and a scapholunate angle of greater than 60°, suggestive of scapholunate dissociation. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(3):225. doi:10...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Jeremy Lewis
In 1972, American orthopaedic surgeon Charles Neer published his seminal paper, "Anterior Acromioplasty for the Chronic Impingement Syndrome in the Shoulder: A Preliminary Report." It wasn't a robust scientific paper; however, it changed the direction of orthopaedic practice for the next half century. Neer argued that a primary cause of shoulder pain was attrition of the supraspinatus tendon and related structures from the overlying acromion, especially when the arm was elevated. Neer recommended surgical removal to stop the impingement, and over the last half century, it could be argued that millions of people around the globe would have undergone acromioplasty surgery to stop this portion of the bone impinging onto the soft tissues located in the subacromial space...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Rosemarie A Curley, Alycia Markowski
A 50-year-old woman with an 8-year history of diffuse systemic sclerosis, a form of scleroderma, was referred by her rheumatologist to physical therapy for decreased finger range of motion (ROM) and pain that adversely affected her dexterity and ability to perform activities of daily living. To determine whether joint mobilization would be appropriate for this patient, posterior-to-anterior and modified lateral radiographs of both hands were requested by the physical therapist. Images showed significant bone loss in the distal phalanges of both thumbs and in the left third and fourth digits, and calcinosis in the tips of both thumbs...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
David Griswold, Ken Learman, Morey J Kolber, Bryan O'Halloran, Joshua A Cleland
Study Design Randomized clinical trial. Background The comparative effectiveness between nonthrust manipulation (NTM) and thrust manipulation (TM) for mechanical neck pain has been investigated, with inconsistent results. Objective To compare the clinical effectiveness of concordant cervical and thoracic NTM and TM for patients with mechanical neck pain. Methods The Neck Disability Index (NDI) was the primary outcome. Secondary outcomes included the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS), numeric pain-rating scale (NPRS), deep cervical flexion endurance (DCF), global rating of change (GROC), number of visits, and duration of care...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Neil E O'Connell, Stephen P Ward
The burden that low back pain (LBP) presents to sufferers and society is well established. This ubiquitous condition is served by a complex global clinical marketplace offering a wide range of assessment alternatives and accompanying interventions. Yet, while the costs of care are rising, the global burden does not appear to be diminishing. Considerable effort internationally has gone into developing CPGs for LBP. The authors highlight the similarities and differences between existing CPGs for LBP, as well as strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement in the implementation of guidelines generally...
February 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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Meniscus and articular cartilage lesions are common knee injuries. The resulting knee pain and mobility impairments can be improved by physical therapists during nonoperative and operative management. Recommendations from clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) such as this revision, titled "Knee Pain and Mobility Impairments: Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Lesions," published in the February 2018 issue of JOSPT, can help physical therapists engage in evidence-informed practice and reduce unnecessary clinical variation...
February 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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