Are we fighting an uphill battle?

Are we fighting an uphill battle against surgery without data? I have seen this week a variety of twitter debates lamenting the lack of research funding support for studies investigating lateral hip pain “greater trochanteric pain syndrome“ whereas osteoarthritis & total hip replacement surgery always seems to win the funding and hence more publication bias. […]

The Research review is on its way back

So until late 2018, I completed a weekly research review. I took 4 papers that caught my interest and summarised and commented on them and gave you my thoughts in an email. It was crazily popular with over 20,000 subscribers and I was humbled by the response. I took biomechanics, sports medicine, rehabilitation and sport […]

Knee Pain

Specialist areas. Lower Leg Pain. Most people worry about joint replacement when it comes to osteoarthritis, particularly of the knee and hip, but for most people, the need for an operation is fa lot further down the line than they think. OA can affect any joint at any stage of life, indeed kids as young […]

What factors affect outcome after ACL injury?

There are numerous studies in the literature investigating factors of significance for outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Physical factors, such as incidence of giving way, quadriceps muscle strength and number of additional knee injuries at the time of ACL reconstruction and subsequent arthroscopy, as well as psychosocial factors, for example fear of re-injury […]

Elite football teams that do not have a winter break lose on average 303 player-days more per season to injuries than those teams that do: a comparison among 35 professional European teams

Most European elite football leagues have a winter break that coincides with the middle of the football season. However, in England there is no scheduled winter break. The effect of the absence of a winter break on injury rates has not been investigated.  This study aimed to compare injury rates among professional men’s football teams […]

Can stiffness influence rehabilitation in Athletic Groin Pain

Athletic groin pain (AGP) is prevalent in field sports with recurrent accelerations, decelerations, and changes of direction. Despite this, the biomechanics contributing to AGP remains poorly understood and under-investigated in comparison with other sporting injuries. Stiffness, which is resistance of a body to deformation under a given load, has attracted attention in injury prevention research […]

It’s not just about the knee in ACL Rehabilitation!

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) has been reported to be effective at restoring function and stability to the knee and improving patient-reported outcomes. However, it does not guarantee an athlete will return to play (RTP) and that re-injury will not occur. This may be due, in part, to the absence of clear criteria identifying the […]

Does FAI effect athletic performance?

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a bony condition of the hip caused by repetitive abnormal contact between the femoral head and the acetabulum of the pelvis and has been found to be highly prevalent in young athletes with a peak risk ae of 12-13 year of age, before the epiphyseal plates fuse. Repetitive movements, mainly involving […]

Concomitant cartilage lesion with ACL rupture show same outcome at 5- 9 Years

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are often associated with other knee injuries. The prevalence of concomitant partial-thickness and full-thickness cartilage lesions at the time of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) has been reported to be 20.2 and 6.4 %, respectively, in the Norwegian and Swedish knee ligament registries, and similar rates have been found in […]