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An innovative method for preparing and fixing an ACL hamstring graft

THE SCREW-TAPE SYSTEM a new concept in hamstring graft fixation... Manufactured by Effica.C.D. (OWL ed)

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Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome Gauging Pressure Mark R. Hutchinson, MD; Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD Department Editor: William O. Roberts, MD THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 5 - MAY 1999 Compartment syndromes are potentially serious problems in athletes. Acute compartment syndrome is an emergency that usually requires prompt surgical treatment. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), though less serious, is painful and persistent and may halt physical activity, so primary care physicians should be able to recognize CECS in athletes. Measuring compartment pressure is an effective way to confirm the diagnosis of CECS. Several measurement methods and devices are available (1,2): Whiteside's technique, using intravenous (IV) tubing, a three-way stop-cock, and a wall blood pressure gauge; the wick catheter technique, employing a specially prepared catheter that is connected to a pressure transducer; the continuous infusion technique, utilizing an ordinary needle or IV catheter, a pressure transducer, and a syringe infusion pump; and a commercially available, battery-operated, hand-held device, the Stryker Intracompartmental Pressure Monitor System (Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, Michigan). The first three techniques all require some practice to use effectively, and thus they may not be good choices for physicians who see patients with compartment syndrome only occasionally or rarely. The Stryker device, however, is simple enough to operate that physicians can reasonably expect to get accurate results even with only occasional use. Accordingly, measurement of compartment pressure with this device is our focus here.

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Exertional Compartment Syndrome Of The Leg

Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg: Steps for Expedient Return to Activity Peter Edwards, MD; Mark S. Myerson, MD THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 24 - NO. 4 - APRIL 96 In Brief: The pain and swelling associated with exertional compartment syndrome is caused by raised intracompartmental pressures possibly induced by muscle swelling or increased osmotic pressure. Although either the acute or chronic form of exertional compartment syndrome may occur, chronic is more common. Patients typically experience pain and swelling and may also have sensory deficits or paresthesias, and motor loss or weakness. Diagnosis is confirmed by intracompartmental pressure measurements before and after exercise. Although activity modification may alleviate symptoms, fasciotomy may be required.

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Sports Medicine

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The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain hamstring and lower limb injuries

Results After 24 matches there was no statistical significant difference between the groups for the incidence of hamstring injury (OR:0.116, 95% CI:0.013-1.019, p=0.051) and primary non-contact knee injury (OR:0.116, 95% CI:0.013-1.019, p=0.051). The difference for primary lower-limb muscle strains was significant (OR:0.097, 95%CI:0.011-0.839, p=0.025). There was no significant difference for weeks missed due to hamstring injury (4 v14, chi2:1.12, p=0.29) and lower-limb muscle strains (4 v 21, chi2:2.66, p=0.10). A significant difference in weeks missed due to non-contact knee injury was noted (1 v 24, chi2:6.70, p=0.01).
Conclusions This study demonstrated a trend towards lower limb injury prevention with a significant reduction in primary lower limb muscle strains and weeks missed due to non-contact knee injuries through the addition of a sports chiropractic intervention to the current best practice management.
The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial Wayne Hoskins and Henry Pollard BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010, 11:64 Full text available

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OrthoAthletic Sports Medicine Products

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OrthoAthletic features high quality orthopedic supports and braces for athletic activities to help you get back in the game. Shipping is always Fast & Free.

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AAOS 1999 Symposium A Facts and Fallacies of ACL Injuries in Women

AAOS Symposium - 1999 Moderator Moderator(s): Letha Y Griffin, MD, Atlanta, GA - Participants - Elizabeth A Arendt, MD, Minneapolis, MN Peter J Fowler, MD, London, ON, CANADA William E Garrett Jr, MD, PhD, Chapel Hill, NC James G Garrick, MD, San Francisco, CA Edward M Wojtys, MD, Ann Arbor, MI

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Hip Pain in Athletes

American Family Physician April 2000

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Institute for Preventive Sports Medicine

What The Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine is all about. This site has the general mission and goals of our nonprofit research organization that prevents sporting injuries and focuses on health care cost containment.

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SportsMedWeb Educational Site

The SportsMed Web is an educational project designed to provide health information for athletes. There is material here which covers training, injuries, and competition. Although geared more towards endurance exercise, the information is broad enough to a

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The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online

The Physician and Sportsmedicine: About Us

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