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Ferber authors biomechanics text

July 22, 2014

Reed Ferber, PhD, ATC, associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary and director of the Running Injury Clinic in Calgary, Canada, has authored a textbook that focuses on running biomechanics and injury prevention. Publisher Human Kinetics released the book, Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis , in June

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Screening gets specific: Functional testing studies sharpen focus

July 22, 2014

By Jordana Bieze Foster As evidence accumulates in support of functional movement testing for predicting injury risk, researchers are taking a closer look at how functional screening can be applied to specific athlete populations. Studies presented in June at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) held in Indianapolis focused on the use of functional testing in high school versus college football players, male versus female collegiate athletes, and infantry Marines awaiting deployment. “We really need population-specific studies, and we need to look at whether test score does predict injury in different patient populations,” said Sarah de la Motte, PhD, MPH, ATC, a research assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.

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Athletes with hip flexor tightness have reduced gluteus maximus activation

July 22, 2014

By Jordana Bieze Foster Hip flexor tightness is associated with reduced gluteus maximus activation during an overhead squat, according to findings from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) that are consistent with the “lengthen and strengthen” approach to injury prevention. Investigators compared gluteus maximus activation during an overhead squat in 20 female college soccer players with hip flexor tightness (above horizontal on a modified Thomas Test) and 20 matched controls (15° or more below horizontal).

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Pigmented Onychomatricoma: A Rare Pigmented Nail Unit Tumor Presenting as Longitudinal Melanonychia That Has Potential for Misdiagnosis as Melanoma

July 21, 2014

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Effects of targeted exercise on chronic ankle instability

July 15, 2014

Clinicians and researchers are increasingly utilizing exercise protocols focused on improving proprioception, range of motion, and strength to influence the more active and functional deficits that have been associated with chronic ankle instability in the literature.

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Lipid-Colloid Dressing Shows Improved Reepithelialization, Pain Relief, and Corneal Barrier Function in Split-Thickness Skin-Graft Donor Wound Healing

July 9, 2014

Donor-site wound healing was tested with a nonadherent petrolatum- and hydrocolloid-impregnated polyester, a lipid-colloid dressing, and a nonadherent polyester dressing, supplemented with petrolatum manually by a physician onsite. Ten patients, 1 woman and 9 men (22 to 79 years old; average 58.4 ± 17.54 years), were enrolled in this prospective comparison study. The split-thickness skin graft was 14.5 ± 7.49 cm long x 8.2 ± 4.07 cm wide (5.5-27 cm long and 4.0-14.0 wide) and 14/1000 inches (0.356 mm) deep

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Association between diabetic foot ulceration and premature death

July 8, 2014

Diabetes is an established risk factor for several causes of death, including ischemic heart disease, stroke, renal disease, infectious diseases and several cancers. Estimates based on analysis of 123,205 deaths among 820,200 individuals suggest an adjusted hazard ratio of 1.80 (Confidence interval 95 percent) for death from any cause compared to persons without diabetes.

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Reoperations after Tarsal Coalition Resection: A Population-based Study

July 5, 2014

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Dynamic Positional Deformity of the Hallux – Corrected Proof

July 4, 2014

Abstract: The present study reports a case with concomitant tethering of the flexor tendon and extensor tendon of the hallux after closed tibiofibular shaft fractures. We have obtained good clinical results using tenotomy of the flexor hallucis longus tendon and Z-plasty lengthening of the extensor hallucis longus tendon. Because few studies have described the clinical results and operative methods for this type of combined deformity, we report a case with dynamic positional deformity of the hallux.

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