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Sport rehab

Terrance A Sgroi, John M Zajac
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Throwing places high demands on the human body, and specific characteristics are developed over time unique to these athletes. When returning to throw after injury, it is important to follow a criterion-based progression that allows the body to be prepared appropriately for the stresses that throwing will require. There is currently a void in the literature for criteria-based progression that helps these athletes return to the highest level of play. RECENT FINDINGS: As injury rates continue to rise in baseball, there is increased evidence showing contributions of the core and lower extremity to the baseball pitch...
March 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Lars V von Engelhardt, Torsten Fuchs, Pia Weskamp, Joerg Jerosch
PURPOSE: Even if medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a proven method, complications such as implant loosening, patella fractures, recurrent luxations, knee pain or knee stiffness are frequently described. Besides a correct tunnel positioning and implant-specific complications, this might be caused by difficulties with an appropriate graft tensioning. The study presented here is a necessary first step in exploring our technique of a double-limbed, hardware-free MPFL reconstruction, which provides another way to test and adjust the graft tension before permanent fastening...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
M Conti, R Garofalo, A Castagna, G Massazza, E Ceccarelli
PURPOSE: We evaluate the ability of in-season competitive athletes to return to competition after an anterior shoulder instability treated conservatively with a new dynamic brace combined with a specific rehabilitation program. METHODS: Twenty soccer players affected by traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation have been enrolled in the "Footballer In Season Fast Rehab" project during 2 consecutive football seasons. We excluded patients affected by rotator cuff tears and the bony defect over 25%...
December 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
A Lädermann, S Abrassart, P J Denard, J Tirefort, A Nowak, A J Schwitzguebel
BACKGROUND: Good outcomes have been reported after surgical treatment for acute or nonunion of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. However, the postoperative rehabilitation and timeline for a complete functional recovery are poorly documented. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of an immediate motion protocol following plate fixation of a midshaft clavicle fracture and to compare functional recovery between acute and nonunion cases. METHODS: Between October 2011 and July 2015, all patients above the age of 18, having either an acute or a nonunion of the midshaft clavicle fracture, were considered as potentially eligible for inclusion in this prospective case-control study...
October 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Jacob Budny, Joseph Fox, Michael Rauh, Marc Fineberg
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is one of the most commonly performed and researched orthopedic procedures. As technology and comparative research have advanced, surgical practices have changed to achieve a superior outcome. Our group performed a survey of orthopedic surgeons to evaluate current practice trends and techniques as a follow-up to similar surveys performed in 1999 and 2006. In a survey between 2013 and 2014 consisting of 35 questions regarding the surgical technique, graft choice, fixation method, and perioperative care in ACL reconstruction was sent electronically to the members of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America...
January 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
Rana Dawood Ahmad Khan, Syed Muhammad Tayyab Hassan, Usama Bin Saeed, Ajmal Yasin
BACKGROUND: The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is increasing, especially in young active adults. Various surgical options like bone-patellar tendon-bone graft and hamstring autograft have been the focus of evaluation and comparison in various aspects, each having specific advantages and demerits. We are increasingly using and analysing quadrupled hamstring autograft for ACL reconstruction. Previously it was advocated as a sports injury, but now we note that road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the most common cause of ACL tear...
November 2015: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Ryan Monti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Participation in baseball is prevalent across all age groups. Baseball injuries are common and can impact a player's ability to participate. An injury to any region can influence the player's ability to swing the bat. As a part of the athlete's rehabilitation, a sports-specific program should be implemented re-introducing the hitting cycle that addresses proper biomechanics as well as providing a progressive atmosphere to return to hitting. Although there are several return to throwing progression programs in the literature, to the author's knowledge no published hitting progression programs exist...
December 2015: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Dragana Dragicevic Cvjetkovic, Sinisa Bijeljac, Stanislav Palija, Goran Talic, Tatjana Nozica Radulovic, Milkica Glogovac Kosanovic, Slavko Manojlovic
INTRODUCTION: Numerous rehab protocols have been used in rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. Isokinetic testing is an objective way to evaluate dynamic stability of the knee joint that estimates the quality of rehabilitation outcome after ACL reconstruction. Our investigation goal was to show importance of isokinetic testing in evaluation thigh muscle strength in patients which underwent ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation protocol. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In prospective study, we evaluated 40 subjects which were divided into two groups...
February 2015: Medical Archives
Joshua S Everhart, Thomas M Best, David C Flanigan
PURPOSE: Lack of return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction often occurs despite adequate restoration of knee function, and there is growing evidence that psychological difference among patients may play an important role in this discrepancy. The purpose of this review is to identify baseline psychological factors that are predictive of clinically relevant ACL reconstruction outcomes, including return to sport, rehab compliance, knee pain, and knee function...
March 2015: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Paul Barr
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July 2013: Hospitals & Health Networks
Vonda J Wright
Current endurance champions are turning in winning performances in their late 30s and 40s. These masters-age athletes present a special challenge to Sport Medicine practitioners who in previous decades have simply advised masters-aged athletes to stop competing to prevent or treat injury. The fact is, many of the physical changes commonly attributed to aging alone are actually due to the rages of sedentary aging. Recently a body of literature emerged which begins to define what we are capable of with chronic high-level exercise and guides masters-age athletes to train and rehab smarter to stay competitive...
December 2012: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Jennifer Yasu Stone, Robert Schaal
The efficacy of the rehabilitative process following articular cartilage repair in the knee can be the factor that determines the patient's long-term success, especially for return to sport. Articular cartilage repairs show great promise in allowing patients to return to their former level of function and, when complimented with an appropriate postoperative rehabilitation program, can be highly successful in allowing return to even very high level athletics. This article seeks to overview the most recent evidence regarding the general rehabilitation process for the common types of cartilage repair, discuss common complications which may arise, and determine an athlete's readiness to return to sport...
July 2012: Journal of Knee Surgery
W Schupp
Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and neuropathies are the most important diseases in neurological rehabilitation financed by the German Pension Insurance. The primary goal is vocational (re)integration. Driven by multiple findings of neuroscience research the traditional holistic approach with mainly empirically derived strategies was developed further and improved by new evidence-based interventions. This process had been, and continues to be, necessary to meet the health-economic pressures for ever shorter and more efficient rehab measures...
December 2011: Die Rehabilitation
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July 1, 2011: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
David Hostler, James C Bednez, Sarah Kerin, Steven E Reis, Pui Wah Kong, Julia Morley, Michael Gallagher, Joe Suyama
BACKGROUND: Performing fire suppression activities results in cardiovascular stress, hyperthermia, and hypohydration. Fireground rehabilitation (rehab) is recommended to blunt the deleterious effects of these conditions. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that three rehydration fluids provided after exercise while wearing thermal protective clothing (TPC) would produce different heart rate or core temperature responses during a second bout of exercise in TPC. METHODS: On three occasions, 18 euhydrated firefighters (16 men, two women) wearing TPC completed a standardized, 50-minute bout of upper and lower body exercise in a hot room that mimicked the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rehabilitation guidelines of "two cylinders before rehab" (20 minutes of work, 10 minutes of recovery, 20 minutes of work)...
April 2010: Prehospital Emergency Care
J White
Physicians versed in sports medicine may want to look to industry, where primary care skills are increasingly in demand. Aggressive rehab methods honed on athletes can also return workers to the job more quickly. The result? Physicians can expand their practices while helping employers save on worker's compensation costs.
November 1996: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Alex G Cuenca, Alexandra Wiggins, Mike K Chen, David W Kays, Saleem Islam, Elizabeth A Beierle
PURPOSE: Equestrian activities are regarded by some as high-risk sports, and our recent experience suggested this to be true. We undertook this study to review our experience with pediatric equestrian injuries. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, we reviewed emergency department and hospital admissions for children 0 to 18 years, with equestrian trauma, over an 11-year period. RESULTS: There were 164 encounters with 135 girls and 29 boys...
January 2009: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Kristen E Radcliff, S Babak Kalantar, Charles A Reitman
Symptomatic isthmic spondylolisthesis is a common problem in the competitive athlete. Presence of this disorder is recognized easily with imaging studies, although a certain index of suspicion is necessary in the face of normal x-rays. Bone scan, CT scan, and MRI may all play a role in diagnosis. Management of this condition, on the other hand, can be more challenging. There are no high level evidence studies with specific recommendations for bracing, rehab, or surgery. Most athletes successfully return to competition with nonoperative treatment...
January 2009: Current Sports Medicine Reports
W T Ang, U-X Tan, H G Tan, T Myo, C K Ng, K L Koh, B S Cheam
This paper presents a novel, portable and cost-effective balance trainer with the necessary important features to improve the reach of rehabilitation to the masses. There are three factors that contribute to a person's ability to maintain standing balance: Proprioceptive feedback (from the joints), vision, and the vestibular system. These systems can be affected by injury, infection, or brain damage caused by stroke. One example of such injuries is ankle injury. A large focus of the physiotherapy and sports medicine community is using postural-control tasks to prevent, assess and rehabilitate patients...
November 2008: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
M Dohm-Acker, P Spitzenpfeil, U Hartmann
Today in each therapy and training program proprioceptive exercises are integrated. A lot of equipment you can buy. But for an more effective training exercises and equipment should be select more regarding the aim and the problem of the training. In literature is not much written about the specific way proprioction equipment stimulate different muscles. In this study 15 students of sport sciences (25.7 +/- 2.2 years, 8 male, 7 female) were tested for a period of 15 seconds in a single-leg standing position on a small rocker board, a wobble board, a gym mat and the Posturomed(c)...
March 2008: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
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