Few patients who underwent ankle fracture fixation experienced pain or had restricted function and many patients had improved long-term functional scores, despite the presence of radiographic arthritis, according to results with more than a decade of follow-up.
Titled “Prevalence of Sport Specialization in High School Athletics,” this one-year observational study found that high school athletes from a smaller school were less likely to specialize in a sport than those attending a large school. The researchers also found that highly specialized athletes were more likely to report a history of overuse knee or […]
Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod have all used it, but does platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) really work for the every-day active person? According to a University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic pilot study on patients with chronically sore shoulders published in PLOS ONE, preliminary findings say yes. “We studied patients 35 to […]
Patients who underwent supervised physical therapy following surgical treatment of ankle fracture showed no differences in outcome scores compared with patients who had surgeon-directed rehabilitation, according to results presented here. We were not able to identify specific factors which did yield a better benefit with formalized physical therapy, and we think this represents an area […]