Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgical Intervention vs Non-surgical Intervention

Research Paper Title Is surgical intervention more effective than non-surgical treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture? A systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses. Background There is discordance in the results from meta-analyses on surgical versus non-surgical treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture. We systematically reviewed the overlapping meta-analyses on this topic to provide information that will… Read More


Surgery, Rotator Cuff Tears & Ultrasonography

The rotator cuff gives the shoulder joint its wonderful versatility, but also most of its problems! It is often a tough call deciding which cuff problems need surgery and which will get better naturally. However, if surgery is contemplated, simple scanning of the shoulder by an experienced ultrasonographer is a good predictor of which rotator… Read More

Employment of Forward Surgical Teams during Troop withdrawal under Combat Conditions

Research Paper Title The 912th Forward Surgical Team in Operation New Dawn: Employment of the Forward Surgical Team during Troop withdrawal under Combat Conditions. Abstract The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq witnessed the first widespread use of US Army Forward Surgical Teams (FSTs). Although doctrinally designed to support manoeuvre brigades in a linear front conflict,… Read More

CECS & Postoperative Rehabilitation Protocols in a Military Population

Research Paper Title Outcomes of Surgery for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in a Military Population. Aim To determine the outcome following fasciectomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) in the UK military, and the association between presurgical intramuscular pressure (IMP) and outcome. Methods All patients who underwent fasciectomy for anterior CECS were identified between 2007… Read More

Editorial: ACL Injuries & Active Adults

Editorial Title: Treating ACL Injuries in Young Moderately Active Adults. Article: Currently, the clinical indication for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction takes into account both patient related and knee related factors. In an effort to better identify these factors, Frobell and colleauges performed a randomized clinical trial comparing two treatment strategies for young moderately active… Read More