Fieldside evaluation, diagnosis and correct handling of knee joint injuries are of the utmost importance, not only for the situation at hand, but for the longterm good functional result that is normally anticipated after such an injury.
Fractures around the knee joint are serious in sportsmen because: 1 The knee is a weightbearing joint. 2. The articular surfaces are often involved. 3. Fractures demand an initial period of immobilization to heal. 4. Restoration of mobility is slow and full range of movement is hardly ever achieved. 5. The athlete is unlikely to reach his previous performance level and may have to abandon running sports altogether 6. Damage to articular surfaces may lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis in later years.
The athlete must rehabilitate an injured part for the specific duties it will be carrying out on the field under controlled but equally specific situations. Merely strengthening a muscle is inadequate.
Quantification of exercise intensity for exercise prescription on the mini-trampoline is difficult, as the relationship between heart rate (HR) and oxygen consumption (VO 2) during mini-trampoline exercise is not clear. The aims of this study were to elucidate the relationship between HR and VO 2 during mini-trampoline exercise, and to compare this with the equivalent relationship obtained during treadmill running over a comparable range of HRs.
A study considering certain aspects of rugby injuries has been ongoing since 1975. This has involved, for the past three years a compilation of statistics of the type and circumstances of injuries occurring in the game.
To provide an explanation for the symptoms experienced by, and clinical approach to patients presenting with foot and calf pain or paraesthesiae brought on by exercise when such symptoms are due to popliteal vascular entrapment. In this study the clinical features of 93 instances of popliteal vascular entrapment occurring in 51 patients over an 11-year period are presented.