Returning to play in 2019 with Dr Clare Ardern. Why not catch this week’s BJSM Podcast?

  On this week’s BJSM podcast, the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Editor In Chief (EIC) elect Dr Clare Ardern PhD (T: @clare_ardern) helps clinicians address the difficult questions about return to play (RTP). In this 27-minute podcast Dr Ardern discusses: Tips for clinicians when approaching RTP with athletes (and here is […]

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Keep calm and carry on return to sport testing after an ACL injury: clinician-scientists weigh in on knee injury risk

By Jacob J. Capin, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, May Arna Risberg & Hege Grindem Imagine you are a sports medicine clinician responsible for an athlete with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Her surgery goes well, she completes her rehabilitation meticulously, passes your clinic’s return to sport (RTS) criteria, and starts to progress to full RTS. Now imagine another […]

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I guess that’s positive: soft-embalmed cadavers and a medical student’s journey towards physical exam competency

  By James Ross Bailey During the first two years of medical school, students are taught physical exam maneuvers by either practicing on each other or by using Standardized Patients (SPs). These SPs are paid actors that act out a variety of medical conditions. They play an important role in medical education. But, what SPs […]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries in children and adolescents –a rare occurrence?

By Louise Shaw  Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury, particularly in youths, has been the focus of recent media attention and parental concern in Australia 1 2. This is not surprising given that ACL injury causes significant discomfort and disability, and may also result in reduced levels of physical activity and contribute to obesity 3. ACL […]

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Are we destroying junior talent? 25% reinjury rate among children who have ACL reconstructions!

By Lars Engebretsen The number of ACL injuries in children is rising.  Many of us see this daily in our clinics, however, each one of us have just a few–perhaps 10-20 a year.  These are active children. In my country, Norway, the majority of these children are injured while skiing. On other continents, other sports dominate. […]

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What can we learn from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee injury? Focus on PCL implications

The PCL gets much less attention than its anterior partner. What might be going through Zlatan’s mind? If we start with a player who has suffered an isolated mild to moderate (Grade I-II) PCL injury, we find the player can do well with quality physiotherapy reahabilitation because because surgical reconstruction tends to improve the grade of […]

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Will training load modification reduce the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures in netball?

By Zoe Rippon Netball is the most common female team sport played in Australia and New Zealand. The elite professional netball league (ANZ championship) includes 10 teams across Australia and New Zealand. The high physical demands of the sport from sprinting, maximal jump landing (often with contact), change of direction and the rules only allowing […]

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Do you work with teams? Looking for a practical case-based learning opportunity? IOC Advanced Team Physician Course (22-24 May, 2013)

Thirty experienced speakers (and leaders in the field) are fully committed to ensuring that this 3-day event will be even more successful than the four previous IOC Advanced Team Physician Courses. This course is geared towards the practical issues of working with high-level athletes in a team sports setting! Check the program below and see how the case-based curriculum means […]

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ACL update…first day at UKSEM 2011, London

Reporting from UKsem 2011 – the largest Sports and Exercise Medicine and performance Conference in Europe. London’s Excel conference centre 23rd November – no downtime for the BJSM blog! Richard Frobell opened with 3 major revelations. #1. ACL injuries are associated with arthritis – whether you have a reconstruction or not.  (citation classic, 103 citations […]

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