In an attempt to decrease the risk of re-rupture and revision surgery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, practitioners are refining the decision process regarding which procedure is best for which patient.
By Cary Groner
When it comes to improving outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, lower extremity practitioners need all the help they can get. Fortunately, a recent study suggests they might be able to get some valuable assistance from their colleagues in anesthesiology.
By Jordana Bieze Foster
LER: Foot Health
From the editor: Get smart about smart insoles
New technologies, especially those with the potential to allow patients to manage their own health, can leave practitioners wondering about their job security. But smart insoles aren’t going to put any clinicians out of work any time soon.
Basketball is associated with a high number of lower extremity injuries, often related to footwear and the unique biomechanics and repetitious motion of the sport. This reflects the evolution of basketball from a refined sport to one of extreme physical contact and leverage. At elite levels of competition, the joint loading that comes with…
By Patricia Pande, MClScPT, CSCS, CPed
Evidence suggests that no one foot strike style can be expected to decrease injury risk in all runners, and that switching foot strike patterns can have unintended consequences. Using a shorter stride length, however, can be an effective alternative for some runners.
By Elizabeth Boyer, PhD, and Tim Derrick, PhD
Men with low bone mass are much less likely than their female counterparts to receive treatment. But research suggests that resistance exercise is a safe and effective way to improve bone mineral density in men and, in turn, reduce the risk of fracture and related complications
By Pamela S. Hinton, PhD
Research presented at the most recent International Ankle Symposium indicates that rehabilitation for chronic ankle instability is evolving from a one-size-fits-all approach to an increased focus on matching specific interventions to the patients who are most likely to benefit.
By Lori Roniger
In this original investigation, researchers analyzed the biomechanical effects of a foot orthosis in patients with flexible flat foot during walking and the extent to which those functional effects are consistent with proposed theories about the device’s mechanism of action.
By Bruce Elliott, PT, DPT, COMT, and Juan Garbalosa, PhD, PT