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
Sept 15, 2003
Knee Assessment Tools

Lysholm, J., Gillquist J.  Evaluation of knee ligament surgery results with special emphasis on use of a scoring scale.  AJSM 10:150-154, 1982

For copy of Lysholm Scale, click here:

 Irrgang, J., Anderson, A., et al.  Development and validation of the International Knee Documentation Committee subjective knee form.  AJSM 29: 600-613, 2001

For copy of IKDC knee form, click here

 Tegner, Y., Lysholm, J.  Rating systems in the evaluation of knee ligament injuries.  Clin Orth Rel Res.  198: 43-49, 1985

For copy of Tegner Activity Rating scale, click here

 Marx, R., Jones, E., et al.  Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of four knee outcome scales for athletic patients.  JBJS 83-A; 10: 1459-1469, 2001

For copy of SF36 form, click here:

For copy of ADL KOS form, click here

For copy of Cincinnati score, click here

 Marx, R., Stump, T., et al.  Development and evaluation of an activity rating scale for disorders of the knee.  AJSM 29: 213-218

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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