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Surgery, traumatology, and rehabilitation

Section edited by John Dixon

This section considers studies on trauma and surgical treatment and also includes studies examining rehabilitation.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs) are susceptible to joint contracture and diminished range of motion. This is due to immobility as well as other underlying factors such as brain damage. Joi...

    Authors: MohammadBagher Shamsi, Aliakbar Vaisi-Raygani, Asghar Rostami and Maryam Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:15

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) imaging has been previously used to describe the characteristics of patellar and Achilles tendons. UTC imaging compares and correlates successive ultrasonographic trans...

    Authors: Carla S. Pereira, Rafael C. G. Santos, Rod Whiteley and Taija Finni

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:12

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Both universal goniometer and electro-goniometer are used for measuring joint range of motion in physiotherapy. Active knee extension test is a way to assess hamstring shortness in patients with chronic low ba...

    Authors: MohammadBagher Shamsi, Maryam Mirzaei and Seyyed Saeed Khabiri

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:4

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Self-efficacy is related to outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. The Knee Self Efficacy Scale (K-SES) available in Swedish and English, was developed to measure self-efficacy in present (K-SESpre...

    Authors: Wim van Lankveld, Nicky van Melick, Bas Habets, Yvette Pronk, J. Bart Staal and Robert van Cingel

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:3

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Strength deficits, muscle imbalances, and quadriceps inhibition are common after the surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), even after the patient’s returned-to-sport. Typically, asym...

    Authors: Christian Baumgart, Wouter Welling, Matthias W. Hoppe, Jürgen Freiwald and Alli Gokeler

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:23

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Brachial hemiparesis is one of the most frequent sequelae of stroke, leading to important functional disability given the role of the upper limb in executing activities of daily living (ADL). The Stroke Upper ...

    Authors: João Paulo Branco, Sandra Oliveira, João Páscoa Pinheiro and Pedro L. Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:15

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Surgery for cancer of the thoracic esophagus is a challenging procedure associated with high morbidity and mortality. Perioperative rehabilitation has been introduced to promote early mobilization of the patie...

    Authors: Takayuki Inoue, Satoru Ito, Masahiko Ando, Motoki Nagaya, Hiromichi Aso, Yota Mizuno, Keiko Hattori, Hiroki Nakajima, Yoshihiro Nishida, Yukiko Niwa, Yasuhiro Kodera, Masahiko Koike and Yoshinori Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:34

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Proximal humerus fractures can be treated surgically (eg: pinning, plate and screws) or conservatively by wearing a splint or a cast. Following both of these approaches, rehabilitation has proven effective to ...

    Authors: François Cabana, Catherine Pagé, Amy Svotelis, Samuel Langlois-Michaud and Michel Tousignant

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:27

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation reduces morbidity and mortality. Walking is a convenient activity suitable for people with cardiac disease. Pedometers count steps, measure walking activity and motivate p...

    Authors: Charlotte Brun Thorup, Mette Grønkjær, Helle Spindler, Jan Jesper Andreasen, John Hansen, Birthe Irene Dinesen, Gitte Nielsen and Erik Elgaard Sørensen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:24

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Most of the research in the area of psychosocial factors in rehabilitation after sports injuries has focused on risk behaviors, while relatively few studies have focused on behaviors that facilitate rehabilita...

    Authors: Urban Johnson, Andreas Ivarsson, Jón Karlsson, Martin Hägglund, Markus Waldén and Mats Börjesson

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:20

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Balance dysfunction and postural instability in Parkinson’s disease are among the most relevant determinants of an impaired quality of life. Physiotherapy interventions are essential to reduce the level of dis...

    Authors: Asmare Yitayeh and Amare Teshome

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:17

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  12. Content type: Research article

    There is a need for a patient-relevant instrument to evaluate outcome after treatment in patients with a total Achilles tendon rupture. The purpose of this study was to undertake a cross-cultural adaptation of...

    Authors: Roberto Zambelli, Rafael Z. Pinto, João Murilo Brandão Magalhães, Fernando Araujo Silva Lopes, Rodrigo Simões Castilho, Daniel Baumfeld, Thiago Ribeiro Teles dos Santos and Nicola Maffulli

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:11

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Achilles tendinopathy is a painful musculoskeletal condition that is common among athletes, and which limits training capacity and competitive performance. The lack of biomarkers for tendinopathy limits resear...

    Authors: James E. Gaida, Håkan Alfredson, Sture Forsgren and Jill L. Cook

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:5

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Given the clinical practice of prescribing physical rehabilitation for the treatment of VML injuries, the present study examined the functional and histomorphological adaptations in the volumetric muscle loss ...

    Authors: Amit Aurora, Koyal Garg, Benjamin T Corona and Thomas J Walters

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:41

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Lateral humeral epicondylitis, or ‘tennis elbow’, is a common condition with a variety of treatment options. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Autologous Whole Blood (AWB) represent new therapeutic options for ch...

    Authors: Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Seyed Mansoor Rayegani, Hossein Hassanabadi, Rosa Rahimi, Leyla Sedighipour and Khalil Rostami

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:12

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Muscle force is important for daily life and sports and can be measured with a handheld dynamometer. Reference values are employed to quantify a subject’s muscle force. It is not unambiguous whether reference ...

    Authors: Rob KW Douma, Remko Soer, Wim P Krijnen, Michiel Reneman and Cees P van der Schans

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:10

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  17. Content type: Review

    The incidence of obesity is rising worldwide. Obesity is a risk factor for developing osteoarthritis in the knee. Obesity and knee osteoarthritis are independently disabling conditions and in combination pose ...

    Authors: Saif Salih and Paul Sutton

    Citation: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology 2013 5:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Soft tissue injuries associated with distal radius fractures have been reported by some authors. Arthroscopy can be used to evaluate the condition of the articular surface and intracarpal soft tissues and as a...

    Authors: Takeshi Ogawa, Toshikazu Tanaka, Takaji Yanai, Hiroshi Kumagai and Naoyuki Ochiai

    Citation: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology 2013 5:19

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