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. 

Date Link To Articles
Oct 20, 2003
Volleyball Injuries

Bahr R, Reeser JC.  Injuries among world-class professional beach volleyball players.  The Federation Internationale de Volleyball beach volleyball injury study.  Am J Sports Med.  2003 Jan-Feb;31(1):119-25. 

Oystein Lian, Per-Egil Refsnes, Lars Engebretsen, Roald Bahr.  Performance Characteristics of Volleyball Players with Patellar Tendinopathy.    Am J Sports Med 2003 31:408-413. 

Richards DP, Ajemian SV, Wiley JP, Brunet JA, Zernicke RF.  Relation between ankle joint dynamics and patellar tendinopathy in elite volleyball players.  Clin J Sport Med.  2002 Sep;12(5):266-72. 

Wang HK, Cochrane T.  Mobility impairment, muscle imbalance, muscle weakness, scapular asymmetry and shoulder injury in elite volleyball athletes.  J Sports Med Phys Fitness.  2001 Sep;41(3):403-10. 

Witvrouw E, Cools A, Lysens R, Cambier D, Vanderstraeten G, Victor Sneyers C, Walravens M.  Suprascapular neuropathy in volleyball players.  Br J Spors Med.  2000 Jun; 34(3):174-80. 

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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