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
Link To Articles
May 16, 2005
Patellofemoral Pain and Bracing
Fulkerson, John. Diagnosis
and treatment of patients with patellofemoral
pain. American Journal of
Sports Medicine 30(3): 447-456, 2002.
Owings, T. and Grabiner, M. Motor control of the vastus medialis oblique and
muscles is disrupted due to eccentric contractions in subjects with patellofemoral pain. The American Journal of Sports Medicine
30(4): 483-487, 2002.
Powers, CM, Ward, SR,
Chen, Y, Chan, L and Terk, MR. The
effects of bracing on patellofemoral joint
stress during free and fast walking. The American Journal of Sports Medicine
32(1): 224-231, 2004.
Tigglen, DV, Witvrouw, E,
Roget, P, Cambier, D, Danneels,
L, and Verdonk, R. Effect
of bracing on the prevention of anterior knee pain- a prospective
randomized study. Knee Sug Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 12: 434-439, 2004.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.