BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Meniscal root tears part II – the road to...

in Other

In part one of this two-part article, Chris Mallac explored the anatomy, diagnosis and imaging options for meniscal root tears. In this article, he discusses the management options for meniscal root tear injuries. The management of meniscal root tears can be either nonoperative, partial meniscectomy or meniscal root repair: Non-surgical treatment Non-surgical treatment is usually reserved for... MORE

Uncommon injuries: ischio-femoral impingement

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries

While hip pain is a common complaint among athletes, the diagnosis of ischia-femoral impingement’ (IFI) in cases of posterior pain is rare. Chris Mallac explains the pathoanatomy of IFI, the typical signs and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. Athletes often complain about pain in the posterior hip that sometimes radiates down the back... MORE

Deep state: getting to the heart of CECS

in Leg injuries, Overuse injuries

Chris Mallac explores chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), focussing on the deep posterior compartment. What are the signs and symptoms of CECS, and how can clinicians most effectively manage this condition in athletes? Acute chronic exertional compartment syndrome was first described by Dr Edward Wilson when he suffered what sounds like this condition in his... MORE

Uncommon injuries: the deltoid ligament

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat

Chris Mallac explains the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the deltoid ligament complex, the mechanisms of injury, and how simple injuries that do not require surgery can be successfully progressed. Injuries to the deltoid ligament are an uncommon ligamentous sprain to the ankle. The mechanism of injury occurs due to forced eversion combined with external rotation.... MORE

Get a grip!

in Diagnose & Treat, Hand injuries, Improve, Power development

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


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