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by Prasanna Sritharan

1. “Muscle fibre length and velocity in running and walking”:  How muscle fiber lengths and velocities affect muscle force generation as humans walk and run at different speeds (Arnold et al. 2013) Why I like it: Uses advanced musculoskeletal modelling techniques to quantitatively explore the effects of the fundamental phenomenological properties of muscle fibres on the mechanical demands…read more

by Brooke Patterson

Our previous blog noted the patellofemoral joint (PFJ) could be a major source of anterior knee pain following ACL reconstruction (ACLR), given the high prevalence of PFJ and tibiofemoral joint (TFJ) joint changes as early at 12 months (Culvenor et al., 2015) This month we are reviewing who may be at risk of early joint changes…read more

by Jade Tan

1.    Review of research: The effect of orthotic devices on knee adduction moment, pain and function in medial compartment knee osteoarthritis: a literature review. (Rood sari et al., 2016)  Why we like it: numerous articles included (31). Confirmation that orthoses work just as well as knee braces to offload the medial compartment of the knee, however, due to…read more

by Glen Whittaker

There are a number of conditions that cause pain on the bottom of your heel. The most common cause is plantar fasciitis, which affects approximately 1 in 10 people. The plantar fascia is a ligament-like structure that runs from the bottom of the heel to the ball of the foot, and helps to support the…read more

by Matt King

“What causes Femoroacetabular Impingement?”: What causes cam deformity and femoroacetabular impingement: still too many questions to provide answers. (Agricola & Weinans. 2015) Why I like it: Short paper on where the current understanding is on the development of FAI. It provides a succinct summary on where the research is at on the development of the CAM lesion and the…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Historically, academic journals have been the primary medium for translation of research evidence to medical professionals. This dependence on one source for information may be the key reason for ineffective research evidence translation. To publish research evidence in an academic journal, a researcher is required to: Write their findings into a report Have this report…read more

by Brooke Patterson

1. “Early rehabilitation goals – the one leg rise test”: Early patellofemoral osteoarthritis features 1 year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction predict symptoms and quality of life at 3 years (Culvenor, et al. 2015) Why I like it: Predictability, early identification. This study outlines features that we can be aware of early following ACLR that can predict those with worsening symptoms…read more

by Matt King

What is FAI? FAI is caused by a bony growth abnormality of either the femur (thigh bone) called a CAM, acetabulum (socket) called a pincer or both. These abnormalities often cause an abutment of the hip joint during certain movements, namely flexion and rotation, resulting in a pinching sensation at the hip or pain; most…read more