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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May 16, 2005


Patellofemoral Pain and Bracing


Fulkerson, John.  Diagnosis and treatment of patients with patellofemoral pain. American Journal of Sports Medicine 30(3): 447-456, 2002.


Owings, T. and Grabiner, M.  Motor control of the vastus medialis oblique and vastus lateralis muscles is disrupted due to eccentric contractions in subjects with patellofemoral pain.  The American Journal of Sports Medicine 30(4): 483-487, 2002.


Powers, CM, Ward, SR, Chen, Y, Chan, L and Terk, MR. The effects of bracing on patellofemoral joint stress during free and fast walking.  The American Journal of Sports Medicine 32(1): 224-231, 2004.


Tigglen, DV, Witvrouw, E, Roget, P, Cambier, D, Danneels, L, and Verdonk, R.  Effect of bracing on the prevention of anterior knee pain- a prospective randomized study.  Knee Sug Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 12: 434-439, 2004.


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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