|The University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department sponsors
a Case Round series for all physical therapists treating in the orthopedic
community. The purpose of the Case Rounds are to critically review
the current literature on topics of particular interest to orthopedic patient
care. A patient case will be presented and articles on the patient
topic will be discussed in relation to evidenced based practice in physical
therapy. We encourage participation and case submissions from the
orthopedic community. This program will be held at the University
of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from
7-8AM so that clinicians can return to their respective clinics in time
for their morning patients.
This Month's Case Rounds
||Link To Articles
Krause M, Refshauge KM, Dessen M, Boland
R. Lumbar spine traction: evaluation of effects and
recommended application for treatment. Man Ther. 2000;5 (2): 72-81.
Moeti P, Marchetti G. Clinical
outcome from mechanical intermittent cervical traction for the treatment
of cervical radiculopathy: a case series. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.
Saal JS, Saal JA, Yurth EF. Nonoperative
management of herniated cervical intervertebral disc with radiculopathy.
Spine. 1996; 21(16):1877-1883.
Van der Heijden GJMG, Beurskens AJHM, Koes
BW, Assendelft WJJ, De Vet HCW, Bouter LM. The
efficacy of traction for back and neck pain: a systematic, blinded review
of randomized clinical trial methods. Phys Ther. 1995;75(2): 93-104.
Wong AMK, Leong CH, Chen CM. The
traction angle and cervical intervertebral separation. Spine.
1992; 17(2): 136-138.
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For more information, or
if you are interested in joining, call Tara Manal MPT,OCS Clinic Director
at the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, 831-8893 or e-mail