Research Paper Title Patellofemoral Joint Stress during Running with Added Load in Females. Background Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) pain syndrome is a commonly reported form of pain in female runners and military personnel. Increased PFJ stress may be a contributing factor. Few studies have examined PFJ stress running with added load. The purpose was to analyse… Read More
Load Carriage & Step Length: Short or Preferred?
Research Paper Title Effects of Load Carriage and Step Length Manipulation on Achilles Tendon and Knee Loads. Background Longer steps with load carriage is common in shorter Soldiers when matching pace with taller Soldiers whereas shorter steps are hypothesised to reduce risk of injury with load carriage. The effects of load carriage with and without… Read More
Knee Pain & Injuries
The knee is a frequently injured joint, with its ligaments, menisci (a thin fibrous cartilage between the surfaces of some joints), and patellofemoral (knee) joint vulnerable to acute and repetitive use damage. Most knee injuries require exercise training for rehabilitation, and some require surgery as well. Predisposing factors to knee injury include the following: Lower… Read More
Patellofemoral Instability & Returning to Military Duty
Research Paper Title Anteromedializing Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy for Patellofemoral Instability: Occupational and Functional Outcomes in U.S. Military Service Members. Abstract This article sought to determine rates for return to work, pain relief, and recurrent patellofemoral instability for military service members undergoing tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) for persistent lateral patellar subluxation or dislocation. Patient demographic and… Read More
The Patellofemoral Joint: From Dysplasia to Dislocation
Research Paper Title The patellofemoral joint: from dysplasia to dislocation. Abstract Patellofemoral dysplasia is a major predisposing factor for instability of the patellofemoral joint. However, there is no consensus as to whether patellofemoral dysplasia is genetic in origin, caused by imbalanced forces producing maltracking and remodelling of the trochlea during infancy and growth, or due… Read More
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