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Acute injuries

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

in Acute injuries, Ankle and foot injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

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

The controversial anterolateral knee complex – Part 1

in Acute injuries, Knee injuries

In the first of a two-part series, Alicia Filley unravels the mystery of the role of the ACL and anterolateral complex in knee stability. In the follow up article, she will build on these findings and evaluate the current thinking on conservative management, repair, and the required rehabilitation to successfully return athletes to sport. The most common... MORE

NSAIDs: the magic pill for managing tendinopathy?

in Acute injuries, Email Newsletters

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

NSAIDs: the good, the bad and the ugly

in Acute injuries, Improve, Overuse injuries

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

The Buford complex

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Joint injuries, Shoulder injuries

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


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