Non Contact Hamstring Injuries in Sports.

Non contact Hamstring injuries in sports.

Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2012 Oct; 2(4): 309-11
Malliaropoulos NG

Hamstring muscle injuries are frequent in different sports and are a clinical challenge for Sports Medicine Teams. Injury Mechanics are import to know while assessing the injured athlete. There are at least two distinctly different types of acute hamstring injuries, which are best distinguished by the different injury situations. Classifying the severity of the injury is equally important. Active Range of motion measurements, proper imaging selection and the anatomical location of the injury must be considered. Once the diagnosis is established rehabilitation issues must be considered. Recurrence rate of the injury and prevention are issues that must always be included in our Hamstring Injuries approach as Clinicians. HubMed – rehab


Rehabilitation after endoscopically percutaneous intramuscular splintage for vastus medialis partial rupture – A case report and review of the literature.

Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2012 Oct; 2(4): 302-4
Kaya D, Doral MN, Güney H, Karanfil Y, Y?ld?r?m M, Utku B, Alkan E, Uzümcügil A

Isolated rupture of the vastus medialis muscle is rare, and surgical repair is recommended. The results of rehabilitation programme after the percutaneous intramuscular splintage of a nearly total vastus medialis muscle tear in a 52-year professional-master degree weight-lifter is presented in this report. HubMed – rehab


The meniscus tear. State of the art of rehabilitation protocols related to surgical procedures.

Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2012 Oct; 2(4): 295-301
Antonio F, Raffaello F, Erika G, Costanza F, Patrizia P, Stefano M

Meniscal injuries represent one of the most frequent lesions in sport practicing and in particular in soccer players and skiers. Pain, functional limitation and swelling are typical symptoms associated with meniscal tears. Epidemiological studies showed that all meniscal lesions, in different sports athletes, involves 24% of medial meniscus, while 8% of lateral meniscus and about 20-30% of meniscal lesions are associated with other ligament injuries. Meniscal tears can be treated conservatively or surgically. Surgery leads in many cases to complete resolution of symptoms and allows the return to sport activity. However many studies show that this treatment can induce more frequently the development of degenerative conditions if not correctly associated to a specific rehabilitation protocol. The aim of this article is to compare different timing in specific rehabilitation programs related to the most actual surgical options. HubMed – rehab


Biceps instability and Slap type II tear in overhead athletes.

Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2012 Oct; 2(4): 258-66
Osti L, Soldati F, Cheli A, Pari C, Massari L, Maffulli N

Type II lesions are common lesions encountered in overhead athletes with controversies arising in term of timing for treatment, surgical approach, rehabilitation and functional results. The aim of our study was to evaluate the outcomes of arthroscopic repair of type II SLAP tears in overhead athletes, focusing on the time elapsed from diagnosis and treatment, time needed to return to sport, rate of return to sport and to previous level of performance, providing an overview concerning evidence for the effectiveness of different surgical approaches to type II SLAP tears in overhead athletes. A internet search on peer reviewed Journal from 1990, first descriprion of this pathology, to 2012, have been conducted evaluating the outcomes for both isolated Slap II tear overhead athletes and those who presented associated lesions treated. The results have been analyzed according to the scale reported focusing on return to sport and level of activity. Apart from a single study, non prospective level I and II studies were detected. Return to play at the same level ranged form 22% to 94% with different range of technique utilized with the majority of the authors recommending the fixation of these lesions but biceps tenodesis can lead to higher satisfaction racte when directly compated to the anchor fixation. Associated pathologies such as partial or full tickness rotator cuff tear did not clearly affect the outcomes and complications rate. There is no consensus regarding timing and treatment for type II SLAP, especially in overhead athletes who need to regain a high level of performance. HubMed – rehab