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 4/16/12

11:30 am

Special Olympics Building


Management & RTP for Athletes with Upper Limb Neuropathy (following Brachial Plexus or C-Spine Injuries)

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, et. al. (2002) Return to play criteria for the athlete with cervical spine injuries resulting in stinger and transient quadriplegia/paresis.

NCAA Guideline 2h (2003) “Burners” (Brachial Plexus Injuries).

Usman Zahir, MD, et. al. (2010) Sports-Related Cervical Spine Injuries: On-Field Assessment and Management.

Leah G. Concannon, MD, et. al. (2012) Radiating Upper Limb Pain in the Contact Sport Athlete: An Update on Transient Quadriparesis and Stingers.

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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