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By Ainsley Rossi Clinician & Asst Professor Emory University Division of PT. Specialist in orthopedic PT.
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988093/the-strengthen-your-ankle-program-to-prevent-recurrent-injuries-a-randomized-controlled-trial-aimed-at-long-term-effectiveness
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M Van Reijen, I Vriend, V Zuidema, W van Mechelen, E A Verhagen
OBJECTIVES: Recurrent ankle sprains can be reduced by a neuromuscular training program (NMT). The way NMT is delivered may influence the incidence of long term recurrent injuries, residual pain and disability. DESIGN: This RCT with a follow-up of twelve months, evaluated whether the implementation method of a proven effective NMT program delivered by a mobile application or a written instruction booklet, resulted in differences in injury incidence rates, functional ankle disability/pain in the long term, assuming equal compliance - as is shown in previous research - with the 8-week intervention...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064531/chronic-calf-pain-in-athletes-due-to-sural-nerve-entrapment
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Thierry Fabre, Claude Montero, Eric Gaujard, Fabienne Gervais-Dellion, Alain Durandeau
We retrospectively analyzed the charts of 13 athletes (18 limbs) who had sural nerve entrapment localized in the passage of the nerve through the superficial sural aponeurosis. There were 11 men and 2 women (average age, 43 years; range, 31 to 59). All patients reported chronic calf pain that was exacerbated during physical exertion. Delay to diagnosis averaged 9 months (range, 5 to 24). Tenderness in the calf was identified along the course of the sural nerve in all cases. In 10 patients (15 limbs) electrodiagnostic testing before surgery was positive...
May 2000: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064532/open-versus-closed-kinetic-chain-exercises-for-patellofemoral-pain
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Erik Witvrouw, Roeland Lysens, Johan Bellemans, Koen Peers, Guy Vanderstraeten
The goal of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of open versus closed kinetic chain exercises in the nonoperative management of patellofemoral pain. Sixty patients were randomized into a 5-week program that consisted of only closed kinetic chain exercises or only open kinetic chain exercises. Muscle characteristics, subjective symptoms, and functional performance were evaluated in this study at the time of the initial physical examination, at the end of the treatment period, and 3 months later...
May 2000: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065990/delayed-diagnosis-of-an-isolated-posterolateral-corner-injury-a-case-report
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Patrick Welsh, Christopher DeGraauw, David Whitty
INTRODUCTION: Isolated injuries to the posterolateral corner of the knee are a rare and commonly missed injury associated with athletic trauma, motor vehicle accidents, and falls. Delayed or missed diagnoses can negatively impact patient prognosis, contributing to residual instability, chronic pain, and failure of surgical repair to other ligaments. CASE PRESENTATION: A 44-year-old male CrossFit athlete presented with a history of two non-contact hyperextension injuries to his left knee while walking on ice...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049597/amateur-and-recreational-athletes-return-to-sport-at-a-high-rate-following-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement
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Alexander E Weber, Benjamin D Kuhns, Greg L Cvetanovich, Jeffrey S Grzybowski, Michael J Salata, Shane J Nho
PURPOSE: To compare the return-to-play rates, patient-reported outcome (PRO) scores, and satisfaction between high-level amateur athletes and recreational athletes and to evaluate for differences in ability to return to sport in these groups based on patient-related and sport-related characteristics. METHODS: Clinical data were retrieved for 66 (26 male/40 female) consecutive athletes undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement. Athletes were classified as high-level amateur or recreational...
December 31, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063762/isolated-acetabuloplasty-and-labral-repair-for-combined-type-femoroacetabular-impingement-are-we-doing-too-much
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Vehniah K Tjong, Mustafa M Gombera, Cynthia A Kahlenberg, Ronak M Patel, Brian Han, Prashant Deshmane, Michael A Terry
PURPOSE: To evaluate patient outcomes after isolated arthroscopic volumetric acetabular osteoplasty and labral repair for the treatment of patients with combined femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) lesions. METHODS: A review of a prospectively collected registry identified 86 patients (106 hips) with an average age of 38.1 years (range, 17-59 years) with combined-type FAI that underwent isolated acetabular osteoplasty and labral repair. Preoperative α-angle, degree of radiographic degenerative changes, and presence of a crossover sign were recorded...
January 4, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012636/efficacy-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Wen-Li Dai, Ai-Guo Zhou, Hua Zhang, Jian Zhang
PURPOSE: To use meta-analysis techniques to evaluate the efficacy and safety of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for the treatment knee of osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search in PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and the Cochrane database through April 2016 to identify Level I randomized controlled trials that evaluated the clinical efficacy of PRP versus control treatments for knee OA. The primary outcomes were Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain and function scores...
December 22, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045713/differentiating-hip-pathology-from-lumbar-spine-pathology-key-points-of-evaluation-and-management
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Aaron J Buckland, Ryan Miyamoto, Rakesh D Patel, James Slover, Afshin E Razi
The diagnosis and treatment of patients who have both hip and lumbar spine pathologies may be a challenge because overlapping symptoms may delay a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Common complaints of patients who have both hip and lumbar spine pathologies include low back pain with associated buttock, groin, thigh, and, possibly, knee pain. A thorough patient history should be obtained and a complete physical examination should be performed in these patients to identify the primary source of pain...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029800/patellofemoral-kinematics-and-tibial-tuberosity-trochlear-groove-distances-in-female-adolescents-with-patellofemoral-pain
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Victor R Carlson, Barry P Boden, Frances T Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a prevalent disorder among female adolescents. Overuse is frequently cited as the cause of pain for this population. What is currently unclear, however, is if the patella demonstrates abnormal tracking patterns relative to the femoral trochlear groove in female adolescents with PFP. PURPOSE: The aim of this case-control study was to determine if abnormal patellar tracking patterns are present in female adolescents with PFP...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922457/daily-physical-activity-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-patients-undergoing-different-surgical-approaches-a-cohort-study
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Monika Engdal, Olav A Foss, Kristin Taraldsen, Vigdis S Husby, Siri B Winther
OBJECTIVE: Muscle weakness due to trauma from the surgical approach is anticipated to affect the ability of the patient to undertake daily physical activity early after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The objective of this study was to compare daily physical activity on days 1 to 4 after discharge, in patients following THA performed by 1 of 3 surgical approaches. DESIGN: A cohort study included 60 hip osteoarthritis patients, scheduled for THA, allocated to direct lateral approach, posterior approach, or anterior approach...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24831756/the-effectiveness-of-proprioceptive-training-in-preventing-ankle-sprains-in-sporting-populations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gabriella Sophie Schiftan, Lauren Ashleigh Ross, Andrew John Hahne
OBJECTIVES: To systematically summarise the evidence on the effectiveness of proprioceptive training in reducing the incidence and recurrence rates of ankle sprains in the sporting population. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. METHODS: A computer-based literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus and PEDro (to October 2013) was conducted. Methodological quality of individual studies was assessed using the PEDro scale...
May 2015: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834613/patient-outcomes-utilizing-the-mulligan-concept-of-mwm-to-treat-intercollegiate-patients-diagnosed-with-lateral-ankle-sprain-an-a-priori-case-series
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James M May, Alan Nasypany, Julie Paolino, Russell Baker, Jeffrey Seegmiller
CONTEXT: While the incidence and re-injury rates of lateral ankle sprain (LAS) continue to persist at high rates across many sporting activities, further exploration of assessment and treatment beyond the traditional ligamentous and strength/proprioceptive model is warranted. Further, assessing and treating both arthrokinematic and osteokinematic changes associated with LAS can provide insight into a more diverse approach to treating ankle pathology. OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical use of the Mulligan Concept MWM while treating patients diagnosed with an acute grade I or II LAS through authentic patient care...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852594/hip-strength-as-an-intrinsic-risk-factor-for-lateral-ankle-sprains-in-youth-soccer-players-a-3-season-prospective-study
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Roel De Ridder, Erik Witvrouw, Mieke Dolphens, Philip Roosen, Ans Van Ginckel
BACKGROUND: Numerous epidemiological studies have emphasized the burden of lateral ankle sprains in youth soccer players. However, no prospective study has identified intrinsic physical and modifiable risk factors for these injuries in this particular population. Although injury prevention programs in soccer incorporate proximal hip and core stability exercises, it is striking that the relationship between impaired proximal hip function and ankle sprains has not yet been prospectively investigated in youth soccer players...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20118525/kinesiology-of-the-hip-a-focus-on-muscular-actions
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REVIEW
Donald A Neumann
The 21 muscles that cross the hip provide both triplanar movement and stability between the femur and acetabulum. The primary intent of this clinical commentary is to review and discuss the current understanding of the specific actions of the hip muscles. Analysis of their actions is based primarily on the spatial orientation of the muscles relative to the axes of rotation at the hip. The discussion of muscle actions is organized according to the 3 cardinal planes of motion. Actions are considered from both femoral-on-pelvic and pelvic-on-femoral perspectives, with particular attention to the role of coactivation of trunk muscles...
February 2010: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785775/risk-and-protective-factors-for-middle-and-long-distance-running-related-injury
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REVIEW
Adam Hulme, Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen, Toomas Timpka, Evert Verhagen, Caroline Finch
BACKGROUND: Despite a rapidly growing body of research, a systematic evidence compilation of the risk and protective factors for middle- and long-distance running-related injury (RRI) was lacking. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to compile the evidence about modifiable and non-modifiable training-related and behavioral risk and protective factors for middle- and long-distance RRI. METHODS: We searched five databases (PubMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE, SPORTDiscus, and PsycINFO) for the dates 1 January 1970 to 31 December 2015, inclusive, for original peer-reviewed articles...
October 27, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749358/blood-flow-restriction-training-after-knee-arthroscopy-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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David J Tennent, Christina M Hylden, Anthony E Johnson, Travis C Burns, Jason M Wilken, Johnny G Owens
INTRODUCTION: Quadriceps strength after arthroscopic knee procedures is frequently diminished several years postoperation. Blood flow restriction (BFR) training uses partial venous occlusion while performing submaximal exercise to induce muscle hypertrophy and strength improvements. The purpose of this study was to evaluate BFR as a postoperative therapeutic intervention after knee arthroscopy. METHODS: A randomized controlled pilot study comparing physical therapy with and without BFR after knee arthroscopy was conducted...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525176/a-new-clinical-muscle-function-test-for-assessment-of-hip-external-rotation-strength-augustsson-strength-test
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Jesper Augustsson
INTRODUCTION: Dynamic clinical tests of hip strength applicable on patients, non-athletes and athletes alike, are lacking. The aim of this study was therefore to develop and evaluate the reliability of a dynamic muscle function test of hip external rotation strength, using a novel device. A second aim was to determine if gender differences exist in absolute and relative hip strength using the new test. METHODS: Fifty-three healthy sport science students (34 women and 19 men) were tested for hip external rotation strength using a device that consisted of a strap connected in series with an elastic resistance band loop, and a measuring tape connected in parallel with the elastic resistance band...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686616/optimizing-ankle-performance-when-taped-effects-of-kinesiology-and-athletic-taping-on-proprioception-in-full-weight-bearing-stance
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Zhi Long, Renwei Wang, Jia Han, Gordon Waddington, Roger Adams, Judith Anson
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of kinesiology taping (KT) and athletic taping (AT) on ankle proprioception when tested in functional, full weight-bearing stance. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy university students participated. Proprioception was measured using the Active Movement Extent Discrimination Apparatus (AMEDA). The three testing conditions: no-taping, KT, AT, and foot tested were randomly assigned...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693442/hip-abductor-strength-and-lower-extremity-running-related-injury-in-distance-runners-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Matthew D Mucha, Wade Caldwell, Emily L Schlueter, Carly Walters, Amy Hassen
OBJECTIVES: Determine the association between hip abduction strength and lower extremity running related injury in distance runners. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: Prospective longitudinal and cross sectional studies that quantified hip abduction strength and provided diagnosis of running related injury in distance runners were included and assessed for quality. Effect size was calculated for between group differences in hip abduction strength...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737485/dynamic-stretching-does-not-change-the-stiffness-of-the-muscle-tendon-unit
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T Mizuno, Y Umemura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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