Telemedicine and Orthopedic Surgery: A Narrative Review

SUMMARY Purpose of review. The purpose of this paper is to review the current concepts regarding a new form of medicine which, especially in recent years, is enjoying more and more success. Especially how telemedicine can be beneficial in many areas of orthopedic clinical practice. Recent findings. In the past, telemedicine for orthopedics was the … Continued

Changes in Proprioceptive Control in the Menstrual Cycle: a Risk Factor for Injuries? A Proof-of-Concept Study

SUMMARY Introduction. Over the past three decades, there has been an increase in female sport participation attributable to the growing development and investment in professional women’s sports. For an effective preventive strategy, it is necessary to analyze all risk factors that expose women to a higher probability of incurring injuries. The aim of our study … Continued

Relationship between Functional and Laboratory Balance Assessment in Females with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

SUMMARY Background. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common muscu- loskeletal problems, especially in young females. Dynamic standing balance impairment is a risk factor for PFPS. Objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between functional and laboratory dynamic standing balance assessment in women with PFPS to determine the role of … Continued

Targeted Injection can Improve Groin Pain Management in Osteitis Pubis: A Narrative Review

SUMMARY Introduction. The strategy of choice for the treatment of groin osteitis pubis is conser­vative treatment, and the treatment effectiveness increases when it relies on an individ­ualized multimodal rehabilitative management. Osteitis pubis is a very common occur­rence among athletes: it makes up 5-13% of injuries in male soccer players and 4-5% in female athletes, and … Continued

The Role of Monitoring of the Board of Statutory Auditors in the Management of the Italian Hospitals

SUMMARY Italian public hospitals are healthcare companies whose actions must be informed by the principles of effectiveness and their management follows the principles of effi­ciency and economy. The Italian Council of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts defines the range of actions of the Board of Statutory Auditors to prevent inadequacies. The Board of Statutory Auditors … Continued

Effects of Sliding Cupping Therapy on Pain Intensity, Fatigue Perception and Muscle Performance After a 10 Km Run: Protocol for a Sham-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Background. Running induces adaptive responses, such as muscle fatigue that alter muscle strength and power. Button cupping therapy has been applied in clinical prac­tice, under the theories that its application influences the microcirculation and the nervous system, however, there is a scarcity of studies that investigate its effects in athletes. In this context, this … Continued

Rehabilitation after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Dry Land vs Aquatic Rehabilitation

SUMMARY Purpose. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a common injury in athletes and active patients. Aquatic therapy seems to be effective for the rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction, good outcomes and shorter rehabilitation time have been report­ed compared to dry land rehabilitation. The purpose of this study is to compare the results of dry land … Continued