Blog - Knee
by Adam Culvenor

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can be characterised as non-traumatic or post-traumatic. Whereas, non-traumatic OA occurs without any history of acute knee injury, post-traumatic OA, as the name implies, develops following knee trauma. 1. Knee osteoarthritis often develops in adolescence and young adulthood, prior to 40 years of age: The most striking and important difference of post-traumatic…read more

by Zuzana Machotka

February’s staff publications featured research on: Patellofemoral knee pain. This included exploring contributing factors such as altered hip rate of force development and strength, foot mobility differences, and pelvic and hip kinematics in patellofemoral joint arthritis. Hamstrings. Muscle imaging techniques were explored through functional MRI and injury prevention strengthening exercises were discussed within an evidence-based…read more

by Adam Culvenor

Functional or physical performance tests, such as hop tests, are commonly used by physiotherapists and other rehabilitation clinicians to evaluate recovery after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction. Indeed, they make up a vital part of the clinical decision on when to progress patients to next stages of rehabilitation and when an athlete can…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Traditionally research has focused on isometric muscle strength assessment in people with knee cap (patellofemoral) pain, consistently reporting that it is reduced. In this novel study, we evaluated rate of force development in females with and without knee cap pain. Our question was – do females with knee cap pain also have reduced hip muscle power?…read more

by Brooke Patterson

“It felt like I had broken my leg” – Kate Sheahan on her ACL injury on the weekend In light of the 6 ACL injuries sustained by players at the half way mark of the 8 week AFL Women’s competition this an opportune time to share this and answer what many seem to be unsure…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Title says it all – great chat with Ewa Roos about evidence (or lack there of) for arthroscopy, exercise, and how Denmark is successfully changing clinical practice. Do you agree? Is there still a place for knee arthroscopy? Let us know your thoughts via popular social media channels or comment below.

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Dr Adam Culvenor has been awarded an early career researcher NHMRC fellowship, involving funding of $408,768. His research aims to identify ways to reduce the risk of knee cap osteoarthritis (OA) following serious knee injuries. Adam will spend his first two years at the Paracelsus Medical University in Austria working Professor Eckstein who is a world leader in…read more