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Hotfiel T, Swoboda B, Krinner S, Grim C, Engelhardt M, Uder M, Hei R
Foam rolling has been developed as a popular intervention in training and rehabilitation. However, evidence on its effects on the cellular and physiological level is lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of foam rolling on arterial blood flow of the lateral thigh. Twenty-one healthy participants (age 25 ± 2 years, height 177 ± 9 cm, body weight 74 ± 9 kg) were recruited from the medical and sports faculty. Arterial tissue perfusion was determined by spectral Doppler and power Doppler ultrasound, represented as peak flow (Vmax), time average velocity maximum (TAMx), time average velocity mean (TAMn), and resistive index (RI), and with semiquantitative grading that was assessed by four blind-folded investigators...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Manuel Villanueva, Álvaro Iborra, Guillermo Rodríguez, Pablo Sanz-Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Isolated gastrocnemius contracture is thought to lead to numerous conditions. Although many techniques have been described for gastrocnemius recession, potential anesthetic, cosmetic, and wound-related complications can lead to patient dissatisfaction. Open and endoscopic recession techniques require epidural anesthesia, lower limb ischemia, and stitches and may lead to damage of the sural nerve, which is not under the complete control of the surgeon at all stages of the procedure...
October 3, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
F Y Fisker, S Kildegaard, M Thygesen, K Grosen, M Pfeiffer-Jensen
CrossFit is a fitness program that has become increasingly popular in the Western world, but as in other sports, the risk of injury is present. Only a few studies have addressed health benefits and injuries in CrossFit. It is known that chronically overloaded tendons will thicken and increase the risk of tendinopathy. However, it remains unknown whether acute overload caused by strenuous, high-intensity exercise will exert changes in tendons and if these changes can be detected and described by ultrasonography...
October 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Herman Azanmasso, Samira Lahrabli, Etienne Alagnidé, Yvette Moigny, Fatima Lmidmani, Toussaint G Kpadonou, Abdellatif El Fatimi, Béatrice Carra, Jocelyne Boivin
OBJECTIVE: The life expectancy for SCI has become comparable to that of the general population. This improvement is the result of a follow-codified neuro-urology. The latest recommendations of GENULF constitute the largest part of this monitoring. OBJECTIVE: Make an inventory on the application of these recommendations and analyze failures in the application and the factors associated with these facts. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective descriptive study on patients followed north hospital site Carbet Caribbean and seen from 1 January 2014 to 1 January 2016 as part of a re-hospitalization for functional assessment and neuro-urological annual control as recommended by the GENULF...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Seán McAuliffe, Karen McCreesh, Fiona Culloty, Helen Purtill, Kieran O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US) imaging is commonly used to visualise tendon structure. It is not clear whether the presence of structural abnormalities in asymptomatic tendons predicts the development of future tendon symptoms in the Achilles or patellar tendon. AIM: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the ability of US imaging to predict future symptoms of patellar or Achilles tendinopathy. METHODS: Prospective studies that performed US imaging of Achilles OR patellar tendon structure among asymptomatic patients at baseline and a clinical measure of pain and/or function at follow-up were included...
September 15, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Alan R Barker, Craig A Williams, Sigurbjörn A Arngrímsson, Karen M Knapp, Brad S Metcalf, Ioannis G Fatouros, Luis A Moreno, Luis Gracia-Marco
PURPOSE: Exercise is an effective approach for developing bone mass and adolescence is a key period to optimize bone health. However, sports specific training may have different effects on bone outcomes. This study examined the differences on bone outcomes between osteogenic (football) and non-osteogenic (swimming and cycling) sports and a control group in adolescent males. METHODS: One hundred twenty one males (13.1±0.1 years) were measured: 41 swimmers, 37 footballers, 29 cyclists and 14 controls...
September 14, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Michael Day, M Phil, Richard A McCormack, Samir Nayyar, Laith Jazrawi
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasonography offers a fast and inexpensive method to evaluate the rotator cuff in the office setting. However, the accuracy of ultrasound is highly user dependent. The purpose of this study is to investigate the learning curve of an orthopaedic surgeon in using ultrasound to diagnose rotator cuff tears. METHODS: A sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon was taught how to perform and interpret an ultrasound examination of the shoulder by a musculoskeletal radiologist...
September 2016: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Zhao Wang, Jin-Rui Yang, Yu-Meng Huang, Long Wang, Long-Fei Liu, Yong-Bao Wei, Liang Huang, Quan Zhu, Ming-Qiang Zeng, Zheng-Yan Tang
Testicular rupture, one of the most common complications in blunt scrotal trauma, is the rupture of tunica albuginea and extrusion of seminiferous tubules. Testicular rupture is more inclined to young men, and injury mechanisms are associated with sports and motor accidents. After history taking and essential physical examination, scrotal ultrasound is the first-line auxiliary examination. MRI is also one of the vital complementary examinations to evaluate testicular rupture after blunt scrotal trauma. Surgical exploration and repair may be necessary when the diagnosis of testicular rupture is definite or suspicious...
August 27, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
Andrew D Franklin, G Bennett Cierny, Twila R Luckett
Meralgia paresthetica is a chronic pain syndrome that is extremely rare in the pediatric population. It is manifested by hypesthesia or pain in the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) and is typically caused by entrapment as the nerve passes deep to the inguinal ligament. This sensory mononeuropathy is rare in children and diagnosis is typically delayed, often leading to prolonged functional impairment and unnecessary medical testing. A 9-year-old girl presented to the pain clinic with a 6-week history of right anterolateral thigh pain first noticed after a nontraumatic cheerleading practice...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
O Kenechi Nwawka
CONTEXT: Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) research is expanding due to increased clinical utility of sonography. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical review. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 4. RESULTS: Ultrasound is widely applied in musculoskeletal imaging and sports medicine. The real-time capabilities and favorable cost profile of US make it ideal for use in diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions. The enthusiasm for the use of US in musculoskeletal imaging has led to an increase in US research to broaden its applications...
September 2016: Sports Health
William R VanWye, Jase Pinerola, Karen Craig Ogle, Harvey W Wallmann
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Screening for referral, regardless of setting, is the responsibility of all physical therapists. A serious condition that sports physical therapists may encounter is upper extremity (UE) deep venous thrombosis (DVT), which can result in the important and sometimes fatal complication of pulmonary embolism. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 22 year-old male right-hand dominant collegiate pitcher was referred for physical therapist evaluation and treatment secondary to acute right UE pain and swelling...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Jonathan T Finnoff, Jeremiah Ray, Gianmichael Corrado, Deanna Kerkhof, John Hill
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, ultrasound has been used to evaluate musculoskeletal injuries in athletes; however, ultrasound applications extend well beyond musculoskeletal conditions, many of which are pertinent to athletes. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Articles were identified in PubMed using the search terms ultrasound, echocardiogram, preparticipation physical examination, glycogen, focused assessment with sonography of trauma, optic nerve, and vocal cord dysfunction...
September 2016: Sports Health
Alison Shmerling, Jonathan T Bravman, Morteza Khodaee
Traumatic swelling/effusion in the knee region is a relatively common presenting complaint among athletes and nonathletes. Due to its broad differential diagnosis, a comprehensive evaluation beginning with history and physical examination are recommended. Knee joint effusion can be differentiated from other types of swelling by careful physical examination. Imaging, including plain radiography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is preferred modality. Aspiration of a local fluctuating mass may help with the diagnosis and management of some of these conditions...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Daisuke Chiba, Eiichi Tsuda, Shugo Maeda, Eiji Sasaki, Ippei Takahashi, Shigeyuki Nakaji, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
BACKGROUND: Quantitative measurement of knee joint effusion by ultrasonography has not been well established; however, a categorical measurement (e.g., a ≥4-mm-deep suprapatellar pouch) is recommended. Therefore, the current study aimed to elucidate the association between symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and the quantitative measurement of suprapatellar effusion by ultrasonography. METHODS: One hundred twenty-seven volunteers participated (31 men and 96 women; mean age: 68...
2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Neeraj B Purohit, Leonard J King
Musculoskeletal ultrasound utilises high-frequency linear transducers to produce high-resolution images of soft tissue structures. It is an increasingly useful tool in the assessment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries; it is relatively cheap, portable and can be used to facilitate targeted injections. In this review paper, we aim to provide a summary on the normal and abnormal appearances of skeletal tissue in the setting of acute and chronic lower limb sporting injuries.
August 2015: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
Jonathan T Finnoff, Adam C Johnson, John H Hollman
BACKGROUND: Ischiofemoral impingement is a potential cause of hip and buttock pain. It is evaluated commonly with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To our knowledge, no study previously has evaluated the ability of ultrasound to measure the ischiofemoral space (IFS) dimensions reliably. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ultrasound could accurately measure the IFS dimensions when compared with the gold standard imaging modality of MRI. DESIGN: A methods comparison study...
July 12, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Alberto Grassi, Alberto Quaglia, Gian Luigi Canata, Stefano Zaffagnini
Muscle injuries are recognized to be among the most frequent injuries occurring in the sporting and athletic population, and they account for more than 30% of all injuries in professional soccer players. Despite their considerable frequency and impact, there is still a lack of uniformity in the categorization, description and grading of muscle injuries. Dozens of systems based on clinical signs, ultrasound imaging (US) appearance or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings have been proposed over the years...
January 2016: Joints
Kelly Mann, Juliette Hart, Felix Duerr
INTRODUCTION: Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) is widely known for its use in the diagnosis and tracking of primary and metastatic tumors via uptake and retention of the radiopharmaceutical by hypermetabolic cells. 18F-FDG is also used to study the normal physiology of glucose uptake, metabolism, and muscle activity during and after exercise. BACKGROUND: A pilot study adding PET imaging to the diagnostic evaluation of canine patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) for mild or intermittent thoracic and pelvic limb lameness is ongoing...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
A Thiounn, C Szymanski, C Lalanne, K Soudy, X Demondion, C Maynou
INTRODUCTION: Foot and ankle injuries (FAI) are very common, with about 6000 cases per day in France. Unlike lateral ankle sprain (LAS), the diagnosis of midtarsal joint sprain (MJS, also known as Chopart's joint sprain) is not widely known. This prospective study aims to detail the epidemiology of MJS and compare it to LAS. PATIENTS AND METHOD: The study was conducted within our institution over a period of 16 months. Patients with clinical signs predictive of MJS without radiographic bone lesion underwent ultrasound assessment...
September 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Luciana de Michelis Mendonça, Juliana Melo Ocarino, Natália Franco Netto Bittencourt, Ludmila Maria Oliveira Fernandes, Evert Verhagen, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca
Study Design Cross-sectional clinical assessment. Background Patellar tendinopathy is not always accompanied by patellar tendon abnormalities (PTAs). Thus, clinical screening tools to help identify patients with patellar tendon pain who have PTAs could enhance clinical decision making and patient prognosis. Objectives To test the diagnostic accuracy of the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-Patella (VISA-P) questionnaire, a single-leg decline squat (SLDS), tendon pain history, age, and years of sports participation to identify athletes with symptomatic patellar tendons who have PTAs confirmed on imaging...
August 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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