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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January 2005


New Research in Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain



Bennell K, Hodges P, Mellor R, Bexander C, Souvlis T.  The nature of anterior knee pain following injection of hypertonic saline into the infrapatellar fat pad.  J Orthop Res. 2004 Jan;22(1):116-21


Bennell K, Wee E, Crossley K, Stillman B, Hodges P. Effects of experimentally-induced anterior knee pain on knee joint position sense in healthy individuals.  J Orthop Res. 2005 Jan;23(1):46-53


Crossley KM, Cowan SM, Bennell KL, McConnell J.  Knee flexion during stair ambulation is altered in individuals with patellofemoral pain.  J Orthop Res. 2004 Mar;22(2):267-74


MacGregor K, Gerlach S, Mellor R, Hodges P.  Cutaneous stimulation from patella tape causes a differential increase in vasti muscle activity in people with patellofemoral pain J of Orthop Res. 2004 July: 1-8


Pfeiffer RP, DeBeliso M, Shea KG, Kelley L, Irmischer B, Harris C.  Kinematic MRI assessment of McConnell taping before and after exercise.  Am J Sports Med. 2004 Apr-May;32(3):621-8







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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