Ortho

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy – Infographic

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy is a very common condition, especially in men over 40. This short but informative infographic outlines some useful facts and recommendations including: findings on ultrasound are often normal bursal effusion is not associated with clinical outcomes or pain the cervical spine may refer pain to the same area there is often a …

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High Intensity Rehab After TKA Improves Outcomes

  An Epub ahead of print at the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) describes a study done comparing outcomes following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA; also sometimes known as TKR for ‘Total Knee Replacement’). Two rehabilitation protocols were followed by the two different groups in the study. The two groups 8 were age …

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Don’t Ignore the Hamstrings after TKA

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research recently published an article entitled “Quadriceps and Hamstrings Muscle Dysfunction after Total Knee Arthroplasty.” The article discusses a study of dysfunction in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). Using bilateral isometric strength tests and EMG measures of quads/hams co-activation the study found that the difference in …

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Orthopaedic/Orthopedic Protocols

Many physical therapists use orthopaedic/orthopedic rehab protocols frequently throughout their daily practice. Former Calgary Flames and Canadian Olympic Team Physical Therapist, Terry Kane, used to run a website called OrthopaedicProtocols.com . The site linked to dozens of orthopaedic/orthopedic protocol documents from all over the internet. Unfortunately he has since taken the site down. The documents included come from …

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