Sports & Orthopaedic Journal Club

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 stress fractures. 

This Month's Journal Club


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October 2004


Hamstring Injury:  Risk Factors, Rehabilitation, and Prevention




Askling, C., Karlsson, J., and Thorstensson, A.  Hamstring Injury Occurrence in Elite Socer Players After Preseason Training with Eccentric Overload.  Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 13:  244-250, 2003


Crosier, J., Forthomme, B., Namurois, M., Vanderthommen, M.,  and Crielaard,J.  Hamstring Muscle Strain Recurrence and Strength Performance Disorders.  The American Journal of Sports Medicine 30:199-203, 2002


Holmich, P., Uhrskou, P,. Ulnits, L., Kanstrup, I., Nielsen, M., and Bjerg A.  Effectiveness of Active Physical Training as treatment for long-standing adductor-related groin pain in athletes: Randomised Trial.  The Lancet 353:  439-443, 1999


LaStayo, P., Woolf, J., Lewek, M., Synder-Macker, L., Reich, T., Lindstedt, S.  Eccentric Muscle Contractions:  Their Contribution to Injury, Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Sport.  Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 33(10):  557- 571



Verrall, G., Slavotinek, J., Barnes, P., Fon, G., and Spriggins, A.  Clinical Risk Factors for Hamstring Muscle Strain Injury:  A Prospective Study with Correlation of Injury by Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  British Journal of Sports Medicine 35:  435-440, 2001


Worrell, T.  Factors Associated with Hamstring Injuries:  An Approach to Treatment and Preventative Measures.  Sports Medicine 17(5):  338-345, 1994






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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