Stress fractures are frequently encountered injuries in the discipline of sports medicine, accounting for between 1 and 20% of all visits to the sports medicine clinic. Tibial stress fractures account for half of all stress fractures and are especially common in athletes who are involved in repetitive impact sports that are often of high intensity. this paper looks imaging techniques and where they fit in. One major gap, but still a worthwhile read.
This new pilot has implications for the management of many MSK injuries. Comparing rest, to corticosteroid infiltration and finally load management on a tendinopathic condition, it promises some interesting outcomes. Stay tuned, the write up is due soon!
Seems there has been quite a rush on literature recently questioning either the efficacy of orthotic therapy, or.. whether there are better, cheaper options. Is this another potential nail in the coffin?
So, whilst "ride" is embedded in the running footwear industry's vernacular, it has always been a somewhat fluffy term without any clear definition. My friend and mentor, the maestro of footwear biomechanics, Professor Benno Nigg has now set this straight.
This is excellent new information from Andy Cresswell's group at the University of Queensland!
More evidence, if you needed it, of just how important it is to consider previous, even old injury as a contributor to new injury in a different location.
This is worth a read in the context of the current 'pronation is dead' debate!
This just-released article provides some really important new information on the epidemiology of MSK injury in children.
Kinesio tape or KT tape was developed by a Japanese chiropractor more than 30 years ago. The adhesive strapping is designed to provide muscle and joint support without restricting movement. Fairly extravagant claims have historically been made for its efficacy, and great controversy continues to dog the product, with scant evidence it actually works.
The effect of shoe-worn insoles on biomechanical variables in people with medial knee osteoarthritis has been studied extensively. The majority of research has focused specifically on the effect of lateral wedge insoles at the knee. But does it have an effect, how large is the effect, and is it systematic? Read on..
Another fail for PRP. The promising biological rationale, the positive preclinical findings, and the successful early clinical experience of PRP injections are not confirmed by the recent high-level RCTs.
Some terrific new papers over my desk this morning.. here is a little sample of some I really have enjoyed!