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 17 , 2006

11:30 am

Special Olympics Building


ACL incidence in Collegiate Athletes & Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

1) Mihata LCS, Beutler AI and Boden BP. "Comparing the Incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Collegiate Lacrosse, Soccer, and Basketball Players: Implications for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Mechanism and Prevention." Am J Sports Med 2006, Mar 27.

2) Wang CJ, Wang FS, Yang KD, Weng LH and Ko JY. "Long-term results of extracorporeal shockwave treatment for plantar fasciitis." Am J Sports Med. 2006 Apr;34(4):592-6.

Additonal Resources
1) Spindler, KP, Kuhn, JE, Dunn, W, Matthews, CE, Harrell, FE and Dittus, RS. Reading and Reviewing the Orthopaedic Literature: A Systematic, Evidence-based Medicine Approach. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 13: 220-229. 2005.

2) Appendix for Spindler article.

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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