Achilles and patella tendon pain is very common, but the precise nature of the complaint is difficult to diagnose and treat. The new imaging modality of ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC) produces high resolution scans of the tendon, providing an in-depth analysis of the health of the tendon tissue. In the future this technology will become indispensable for preventing tendon overload, diagnosing tendon conditions and monitoring rehabilitation.
This article explores an RAF pilot’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The case study discusses the mechanism of injury and the benefits of the different types of ACL graft as well as the patient’s problem... Read More
Knee pain and especially patellofemoral pain (PFP) is common among adolescents, but most of the previous scientific research has focused on adults even though adolescents with PFP are frequently seen in the clinic. During the... Read More
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It is widely accepted that psychosocial factors can have an influencing role in sports injury risk and the rehabilitation process. The ability of an athlete to effectively cope with elevated stress can determine injury rate and affect rehabilitation outcomes. Sports injury rehabilitation represents a period of time in an athlete’s life where heightened stress levels are the ‘norm’, and one where the athlete is increasingly reliant on others to help them manage these stressors. Sports injury practitioners are ideally placed to provide quality social support to injured athletes. This article will review the role of social support within sports injury rehabilitation to raise awareness and stimulate reflection on our current practice with injured athletes.
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