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


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April 18, 2005


Achillies Tendonitis and Tears


Maffulli, N., et al.  (2003) Early Weight bearing and ankle mobilization after open repair of acute mid-substance tears of the Achilles tendon.  American Journal of Sports Medicine vol31 no.5


Ohberg L., Lorentzon R., Alfredson H. (2004) Eccentric training in patients with chronic Achilles tendonosis: normalized tendon structure and decreased thickness at follow-up British Journal of Sports Medicine.  Vol38: 8-11


Rettig, AC., et al. (2005) Potential risk of re-rupture in primary Achilles tendon repair in athletes younger than 30 years of age.  American Journal of Sports MedicineI. Vol 33 no.1.


Wallace et al. (2004) Combined conservative and orthotic management of acute ruptures of the Achilles tendon. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  Vol86:1198-1202.


Weber, M., et al (2003) Nonoperative treatment of acute rupture of the Achilles tendon. American Journal of Sports Medicine.vol 31 no.5



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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