07/19/2018 | Email Newsletters

High hamstring tendinopathy: a pain in the bum

The last installment in our series on tendinopathy takes a look at the proximal hamstring tendon. A growing number of running athletes suffer from the degenerative tendon disease known as proximal hamstring or high hamstring tendinopathy (HHT)(1) . Athletes complain of a pain at the gluteal fold, which may not bother them during running but... MORE

06/25/2018 |

Injection therapy: considering the finer points

Corticosteroid injections are widely used to aid injury rehabilitation but we still understand very little about their mechanism. Tracy Ward looks at the current thinking and discusses how this potentially impacts treatment options… MORE

Joint injuries

07/3/2018 |

The Buford complex

Chris Mallac looks at a rare and under-recognised variant of normal shoulder anatomy known as the Buford complex. How does it differ from normal anterior shoulder anatomy and what are the implications for clinicians? The Buford complex is a relatively rare and under-recognised variant of normal shoulder anatomy that affects the antero-superior labrum and the middle... MORE

06/26/2018 |

Masterclass: AC joint reconstruction – Part I

In part 1 of this feature, Chris Mallac outlines the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the ACJ, how they are injured, how to clinically assess injury and the relevant radiological requirements in determining the extent of injury. MORE

Diagnose & Treat

07/17/2018 |

Long head of biceps tendon – Part II :...

In the first part of his article, Chris Mallac took a detailed look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the long head of biceps tendon. In part two, he investigates the appropriate diagnostic tests and imaging modalities, and provides clinician with management protocols Athletes involved in sports that require a lot of overhead hand/arm position are... MORE

07/16/2018 | Shoulder injuries

The long head of the biceps tendon – Part...

In part one of this two-part article, Chris Mallac explores the anatomy and function of the long head of the biceps tendon, and the types of injuries sustained Injuries to the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) are reasonably common injuries in throwing athletes and athletes in sports with repetitive hand-above-head positions. These include swimmers,... MORE

07/12/2018 | Ankle and foot injuries

Principles of tendon healing apply to the Achilles tendon

Achilles tendinopathy and tear. Photo Credit William Morrison, MD, @morrisonMSK The principles of tendon injury and healing apply to any injured tendon, even the Achilles. The largest tendon in the body, the Achilles is the connection for both the soleus and gastrocnemius muscle to the calcaneus. It functions in nearly every activity, including walking, running,... MORE

07/8/2018 | Knee injuries

New thinking in management of ACL injury – Part...

In the first of this two-part series, Alicia Filley unravelled the mystery of the role of the ACL and anterolateral complex in knee stability. In this article, she evaluates the current thinking on conservative management, repair, and the required rehabilitation to successfully return athletes to sport The recent hubbub regarding the presence of the anterolateral ligament (ALL),... MORE

07/8/2018 | Improve

NSAIDs: the good, the bad and the ugly

Andrew Hamilton looks at recent research on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication; should it be considered a last resort for athletes rather than the first? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are cornerstones of pain management in homes, clinics and hospitals worldwide. These agents are consumed or prescribed for diverse conditions ranging from mild intermittent to chronic musculoskeletal pain, as... MORE

07/7/2018 |

Chronobiology: rhythms and athletic injury

We may live in a high-tech 24/7 world, but fundamental biological rhythms remain deeply ingrained in our physiological makeup. Andrew Hamilton explains how these rhythms can affect injury risk, and the implications of this for coaches and clinicians Humans have evolved in and are surrounded by a world full of rhythms. It would be incredible therefore... MORE


NSAIDs: the magic pill for managing tendinopathy?

The natural tendency for many athletes in the acute stage of tendon injury is to manage the pain and possible swelling with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medications. But is this the best approach? Andy Hamilton, editor of Peak Performance and frequent contributor to Sports Injury Bulletin, examines the role of NSAIDs in healing from injury here. As... MORE

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