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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February 21, 2005


Osteoarthritis of the Knee



Berman, BM, Lixing, L., Langenberg, P., Lee, WL, Gilpin, AMK and Hochberg, MC.  Effectiveness of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A randomized, controlled trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine 141(12): 901-910, 2004.


Deyle, GD, Henderson, NE, Matekel, RL, Ryder, MG, Garber, MB, and Allison, SC.  Effectiveness of Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A randomized, controlled trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine 132(3): 173-181, 2000.


Foley, A., Halbert, J., Hewitt, T. and Crotty, M.  Does hydrotherapy improve strength and physical function in patients with osteoarthritis-a randomized controlled trial comparing a gym based and a hydrotherapy based strengthening programme.  Ann. Rheum. Dis 62:  1162-1167, 2003.


Gur, H., Cakun, N., Akova, B., Okay, E., and Kucukoglu, S.  Concentric versus Combined Concentric-Eccentric Isokinetic Training:  Effects on Functional Capacity and Symptoms in Patients With Osteoarthrosis of the Knee.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 83: 308-316, 2002.


Hinman, RS, Crossley, KM, McConnell, J., and Bennell, K.  Efficacy of knee tape in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: blinded randomized controlled trial.  British Journal of Medicine 327:  135-140, 2003.







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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