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Jumping to conclusions about anterior knee pain

in Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries

Jumper’s knee occurs in 14% of athletes, mostly volleyball, basketball, and handball players(1). The term ‘jumper’s knee’ typically refers to anterior knee pain, usually presumed as patellar tendinopathy. However, a careful history and exam reveal that quadriceps tendinopathy exists in up to 25% of patients. These athletes complain of anterior knee pain at the superiorpole... MORE

Bridging the gap: from active to sports ready!

in Diagnose & Treat, Prevent

Tracy Ward looks at what the science says on preparing the injured athlete for a full return to sport. The goal of rehabilitation following a sports injury is to bridge the gap from an injured state to full sports readiness. This requires extensive planning to ensure loading produces the appropriate tissue adaptation to withstand the imminent... MORE

Concussions: let’s get the diagnosis right!

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat

Caralyn Baxter explores the topic of incorrect concussion diagnosis and argues that clinicians must avoid falling into the ‘head hit plus symptoms equal concussion’ mindset. Concussion, once contact sport’s dirty little secret, is today’s injury buzzword. In the last 15 years, lawsuits filed against several large organizations, including the National Football League, spread awareness of concussion... MORE

Game of throws part II: upper extremity injuries

in Diagnose & Treat

While George R.R. Martin says, “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word,” in his epic series Game of Thrones, this doesn’t have to be the case for those soldiering on in water polo matches. In part II of this series, Alicia Filley advises on how to manage upper extremity... MORE

Ice skating injuries: be knowledgeable about knees!

in Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries

Tracy Ward explores ice-skating injuries, which are common in athletes with rigorous training schedules. Which injuries are most common, and how can they be prevented? Figure skating injury rates have increased in recent years. This is perhaps not surprising; a sport that demands athletic, technical, and artistic excellence will inevitably place new challenges upon elite... MORE

Frozen shoulder: a sticky problem

in Diagnose & Treat, Shoulder injuries

In the first of a 2-part article, Andrew Hamilton looks at the etiology of the condition known as ‘frozen shoulder,’ and the recent thinking on conservative treatment options for restoring shoulder functionality Frozen shoulder, more correctly known as adhesive capsulitis (AC), is a common cause of shoulder pain and loss of motion in the over... MORE

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