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08/14/2018 | Ankle and foot injuries

Deltoid ligament: Not your run-of-the-mill ankle sprain

Most sportsmen sprain their ankles laterally, however, there is the rare instance of a medial ankle sprain. In today’s feature article highlighting uncommon injuries, physiotherapist Chris Mallac explores deltoid ligament injuries. How infrequent are these injuries? Researchers in Alabama conducted an epidemiological study to find out1. They reviewed a large sample of the National Collegiate Athletic... MORE

08/9/2018 | Email Newsletters

More power to your elbow!

Elbow pain is usually fairly straight forward, either occurring on the medial side or the lateral side. Unfortunately, that’s where the simplicity ends. Lateral epicondylitis (LE), also known as tennis elbow, is a chronic condition that plagues racquet sport athletes, archers, and shooters. Today’s feature article, by physiotherapist Trevor Langford, explores the diagnosis and rehabilitation... 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


08/9/2018 | Elbow and arm injuries

Lateral epicondylitis: assessment and rehabilitation

Trevor Langford explores the recent thinking on lateral epicondylitis. As well as describing the anatomy and biomechanics of the structures involved, he also considers the best-practice assessment, treatment and rehabilitation protocols. Lateral epicondylitis (LE) – commonly referred to as tennis elbow – is the most frequently diagnosed condition affecting the elbow. Tennis players often experience elbow... MORE

08/7/2018 | Sports psychology

Ready, steady, go

Tracy Ward explores the basics of psychological readiness to return to sport, and identify some useful tools for clinicians with athletes in their care Following injury, athletes will experience different emotions, and their psychological responses will change as they progress through their rehabilitation. But when is an athlete psychologically ready to return to sport? This is... MORE

07/25/2018 | Leg injuries

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: A challenge for athletes and clinicians

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is a challenging condition to overcome, for athletes and clinicians alike. Michael Lancaster explores the aetiology of this injury and provides clinicians with practical guidelines on its assessment, management and rehab. Tendon injuries are a common sporting problem. Whilst much attention is focused on the more common issues of Achilles and patella tendon... MORE


08/7/2018 | Email Newsletters

Play it again, Sam.

Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam.” In fact, the line his character Rick says in the movie Casablanca is, “Play it!” This may be the best way for us to approach return to sport (RTS) with athletes: “Play it!” Often, more is made of the ‘return’ portion rather than the ‘sport.’ What I... MORE

07/23/2018 | 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

07/22/2018 | Hand injuries

Get a grip!

Chris Mallac, Tarek Taz Chouja and Nathan Quinn discuss the fundamental concepts of grip strength training and the benefits of improving grip strength – both for improving athletic performance and also developing proximal shoulder strength.  In the context of athletic performance, grip strength is a fundamental prerequisite in many sports that require aggressive ‘crushing grip’ type movements.... MORE


08/2/2018

A pain in the neck

We’re excited about our recent announcement to transition our subscription model to a web-based publication! This offers our readers the opportunity to access our content from any smart device. The downside of mobile reading is a phenomenon called ‘text neck’.   Rest assured that the cervical spine is made to endure flexed positions for prolonged... MORE

07/31/2018

A history lesson

When Sports Injury Bulletin (SIB) first began, it was a periodical that came in the post. Despite the challenges of the overseas mail system, SIB enjoyed a robust international audience. The expansion of the internet then enabled SIB to transition to an e-zine format, with each issue distributed in a PDF file via email, making... MORE

07/26/2018

Stitched together: LARS procedure and post-op ACL management

In our last newsletter we explored the anatomy of the anterolateral complex of the knee, reasons for the high rate of re-injury, and the rehab approach for conservative management. Most athletes, however, opt for surgical correction of an ACL tear. Contributor Chris Mallac highlights an alternative reconstruction method called a a Ligament Advanced Reinforcement System (LARS)... MORE

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