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

Date Link To Articles
April 19,  2004 
  • April Fools and some OA of the Knee
J. Sztajzel et al.  Effect of sexual activity on cycle ergometer stress test parameters, on plasmatic testosterone levels and on concentration capacity.  Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2000; 40:233-9.

Smith G., Pell J.  Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomized controlled trials.  BMJ 2003 ;327: 20-27.

Mechalsen A. et al.  Effectiveness of Leech Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee.  Annals of Internal Medicine 2003 Nov; 139 (9): 724-730.

Wang Chen-Ti et al.  Therapeutic Effects of Hyaluronic Acid on Osteoarthritis of the Knee.  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2004; 86-A (3):538-545.

Arroll B., Goodyear-Smith F.  Corticosteroid injections for osteoarthritis of the knee: meta anyalysis.  BMJ,doi:10.1136/bmj.3803970.7C (published 23 March 2004)

Knutsen G. et al.  Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Compared with Microfracture in the Knee.  JBJS 2004; 86-A (3): 455-464.


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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