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


      Link To Articles


Oct. 16, 2006

11:30 am

Special Olympics Building


Return to Play Following ACL Reconstruction

1) Gobbi et al. "Factors affecting return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patella tendon and hamstring graft: a prospective clinical investigation." Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 14: 1021-1028.

2) 2000 IKDC Knee Forms

3) Lysholm Knee Scale

4) Marx et al. "Development and Evaluation of an Activity Rating Scale for Disorders of the Knee".

5) Tegner Activity Level Scale

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