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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Monday, November 17, 2008

11:30 am

Special Olympics Building


Topic: OKC vs. CKC Exercise

1. Wright et al., A Systematic Review of ACL Reconstruction Part II: Open Versus Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Accelerated Rehabilitation, and Miscellaneous Topics

2. Fleming et al., Open- or Closed-Kinetic Chain Exercises After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?

3. Mikkelson et al., Closed kinetic chain alone compared to combined open and closed kinetic chain exercises for quadriceps strengthening after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with respect to return to sports: a prospective matched follow-up study

4. Witvrouw et al., Open Versus Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises in Patellofemoral Pain A 5-Year Prospective Randomized Study






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If you are interested in joining, call Airelle Hunter-Giordano, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Associate Director of Sports Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, 831-8893 or e-mail