Correlating clinical assessment and MRI findings in diagnosing calf injuries in elite male Australian rules footballers
ConclusionMRI may detect clinically insignificant injuries within the calf complex. If an athlete does not have any clinically relevant symptoms, abnormal signal on MRI may represent a different diagnosis to muscle strain. Signal change on MRI proximal to scar tissue may represent reactive oedema. Clinical history and examination should be correlated with radiological findings is recommended when diagnosing calf injury in elite athletes.
CONCLUSIONS: Neuroproprioceptive "facilitation, inhibition" physiotherapy may enhance brain activity and could involve processes connected with the processing of motion activation. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The study showed that facilitation approach can modulate brain activity. This could be useful for developing of effective physiotherapeutic treatment in MS. PMID: 32935954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The clinical decision-making process helped the physical therapist narrow down the differential diagnosis list and make a decision to send the patient for further testing. Magnetic resonance imaging and electromyogram confirmed the diagnosis of neuralgic amyotrophy. PMID: 32892675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Surgical intervention is among the primary treatment of chronic Achilles tendon rupture. However, one of the challenges in its treatment is providing suitable graft for tendon reconstruction. Our case presents a successful reconstruction procedure using less-invasive whole FHL transfer technique. This surgical technique provides satisfactory clinical and functional outcome and can be considered for future therapy.
ConclusionA normal cervical MRI does not rule out HD and the diagnosis can also be made based on clinical and electrophysiological studies. Progressive distal upper limb weakness or tremor in young patients should be evaluated for HD, because early diagnosis and intervention might halt the progression.
CONCLUSION: The use of MRI scanning in the diagnosis of LBP may lead to psychosocial factors influencing participation in physical and social daily activities. PMID: 32746671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory, age-related, chronic and progressive degenerative joint disease. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), together with clinical symptoms, play significant roles in TMJOA diagnosis. Current MRI techniques seem to be clinically useful for assessment of bony changes in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Treatment of TMJOA requires a complex, interdisciplinary approach. TMJOA treatment includes the cooperation of physiotherapists, rheumatologists, gnathologists, orthodontists and quite often also maxillofacial surgeons and prosthodontists....
We describe the treatment of a 42-year-old female patient after hip arthroplasty with a massive non-in-fec-tious inflammatory muscle infiltrate, who did recreational sports. An individualised treatment and physiotherapy programme made it possible for the patient to fully resume her recreational sports activities. PMID: 32015203 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Powerlifters with and without LBP show similar functional impairments and patho-anatomical findings. However, powerlifters' LBP seems associated with pain during movement and loading of the lumbar spine. The association and causation between specific functional impairments, patho-anatomical findings and LBP in powerlifters has to be further investigated in studies including more participants. PMID: 31974334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: In patients with shoulder pain, early intervention positively influences the response to treatment. Thus, it is important that these patients are evaluated more promptly. Some comorbidities seem to be associated with a higher risk of specific rotator cuff lesions. No relationship was found between response to treatment and age, sex, occupation, previous treatments or type of therapy selected. The associations found in this study seem to have clinical implications. Prevention of rotator cuff disease is a matter of major relevance as well as early institution of treatment. PMID: 32578581 [PubMed - in process]
We present a case of a 14-year-old adolescent who sustained a traumatic injury to the shoulder while falling during a soccer match. His main concern was about recovery time and the return to daily life activities. Diagnoses: Multiple imaging studies imaging (X-rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) revealed a Salter-Harris II fracture of the right clavicle with posterior displacement of the diaphysis. Interventions: The patient underwent primary surgery to reduce the fracture, using an articular locking compression plate, and secondary surgery to remove the hardware. Outcomes: Following the removal...