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Is RPE appropriate following ACLR?

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Paper title: Should We Trust Perceived Effort for Loading Control and Resistance Exercise Prescription After ACL Reconstruction? Publication: Sports Health Publication date: September, 2021 INTRODUCTION Quadriceps weakness is a barrier to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) rehabilitation. In addition, neural inhibition causes arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI). The management of AMI includes strength and proprioception exercises.... MORE

Scratching beneath the surface: hip resurfacing arthroplasty in athletes

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Joint injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Hip osteoarthritis is an uncommon finding in the active young population, and its incidence increases with age. For the relatively young athlete who desires to continue training and competing, the diagnosis of hip OA may pose a dilemma. Chris Mallac shines a light on hip resurfacing in athletic populations and provides rehabilitation guidelines for practitioners.... MORE

Injuries among male and female amateur rugby players: what...

in Acute injuries, Ankle and foot injuries, Email Newsletters, Female Athletes, Knee injuries, Leg injuries, Shoulder injuries

Paper Title: Injury Trends in Irish Amateur Rugby: An epidemiological comparison of men and women Publication: Sports Health Publication date: March 2021 INTRODUCTION Despite its collisional nature and high injury incidence rate (IIR), rugby union is a popular global sport. Males and females play the sport at professional, semi-professional, and amateur levels. Although research exists... MORE

Divide and conquer: using subgroups to manage Achilles tendinopathy

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Leg injuries, Overuse injuries

Achilles tendinopathy is a common yet complex condition to treat. New findings suggest subgrouping patients could enhance treatment and recovery. Tracy Ward recaps tendon pathology and explains how subgrouping athletes may improve clinical outcomes. Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is one of the most common overuse injuries, with a prevalence rate of approximately 10%(1). The injury usually... MORE

Hamstring intramuscular tendon injury RTP decision-making: Does a picture...

in Email Newsletters, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

Paper title: Complete resolution of a hamstring intramuscular tendon injury on MRI is not necessary for a clinically successful return to play. Publication: British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021;55:397-402. Publication date: April 2021. INTRODUCTION Hamstring injuries make up a significant percentage of acute, sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. There is ongoing debate regarding the return to play (RTP) decision-making criteria. The... MORE

Functional ankle instability: jumping for joy?

in Anatomy, Ankle and foot injuries, Prevent, Proprioception and balance

New research suggests that the addition of plyometric training for ankle injury rehabilitation improves proprioception in athletes with functional ankle instability. Andrew Hamilton explains why introducing ballistic exercises into rehabilitation may improve functional outcomes. Ankle sprains are among the most common musculoskeletal injuries in sportsmen and women. Up to 45% of sports injuries may be related to... MORE

Obsessing about Osteochondritis Dissecans

in Anatomy, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee is a pathological entity initially presenting as vague internal knee pain. Chris Mallac takes a deep dive into OCD and uncovers the clinical presentation and management. Introduction Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) primarily occurs when the subchondral bone undergoes blood flow disruption leading to ischemia and damage. It may present as... MORE

Getting to grips with the distal radioulnar joint

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hand injuries, Joint injuries

Wrist injuries account for 3-9% of all sports injuries(1). Chris Mallac gets to grips with distal radioulnar joint injuries and discusses the presentation, diagnosis, and management in clinical practice.  Anatomy and Biomechanics The distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) allows pronation and supination of the forearm. Along with the proximal radioulnar joint (PRUJ), these two uniaxial pivot... MORE

A hop, skip, and a jump: restoring function following...

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Uncommon injuries

Patellar tendon ruptures are rare, and the evidence guiding rehabilitation is not clear. With this in mind, Trevor Langford reviews the predisposing factors, clinical presentation, and rehabilitation options in patellar tendon rupture repairs. With an incidence of 0.6%, a healthy patellar tendon rupture is rare(1). Patellar tendon ruptures (PTR) are often the result of trauma (direct or... MORE

Patellofemoral pain syndrome: is it okay to use lunges?

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Paper title: Patellofemoral joint loading during the forward and backward lunge Publication: Physical Therapy in Sport. Jan 2021; Vol. 47, Pages 178-184 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2020.12.001 Publication date: Jan 2021 INTRODUCTION Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common causes of knee pain in young athletes. It usually presents as anterior and retro-patellar knee pain made... MORE

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