knee injury

Preventing knee injuries

Preventing knee injuries

As mentioned previously (here and here), knee injuries are frequent in sport. They vary by sport, age group and as demonstrated here, by gender. Swenson et al 2012 collected data from the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance System. They analysed 5 academic years of high school athletes (2005/6-2010/11) and looked at over 20 sports. 5,116 knee(…)

Thigh muscularity and strength in teenage soccer players

Thigh muscularity and strength in teenage soccer players

Hoshiakwa et al’s 2012 study focused in the cross sectional area of the thigh. Soccer players aged 11-13 had their cross sectional area measured along with dynamic knee flexion and knee extension. Knee flexion strength was comparable in the two groups but knee extension strength was much larger in the athlete’s group. We know that(…)

Knee fractures

Knee fractures

Following up from last week’s post on the Ottawa ankle rules, we’ll be reviewing the two popular knee protocols; the Ottawa knee rules and the Pittsburgh knee rules.   Knee fractures are terrible injuries likely requiring surgery and serious rehabilitation time before the patient is able to return to the community and return to play.(…)