The University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department
sponsors a Journal Club for the sports medicine community including local
physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, researchers and biomechanists on the third monday
of every month. The purpose of the Journal Club is to critically review the
current literature on topics of particular interest to the Sports Medicine
and Orthopaedic Community. Examples of previous
topics include ergogenic aides, concussions, and
This Month's Journal Club
New Research in Treatment of Patellofemoral
Bennell K, Hodges P, Mellor R, Bexander C, Souvlis T. The
nature of anterior knee pain following injection of hypertonic
saline into the infrapatellar fat pad. J Orthop Res.
Bennell K, Wee E, Crossley
K, Stillman B, Hodges P.
Effects of experimentally-induced anterior knee pain on knee joint
position sense in healthy individuals. J Orthop Res.
Crossley KM, Cowan SM, Bennell KL, McConnell J. Knee
flexion during stair ambulation is altered in individuals with patellofemoral pain. J Orthop Res.
MacGregor K, Gerlach S, Mellor
R, Hodges P. Cutaneous stimulation from patella tape causes a
differential increase in vasti muscle activity
in people with patellofemoral pain J of Orthop
Res. 2004 July: 1-8
RP, DeBeliso M, Shea
KG, Kelley L, Irmischer B, Harris C. Kinematic MRI assessment of McConnell taping before
and after exercise. Am J
Sports Med. 2004 Apr-May;32(3):621-8
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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