Influence of Basic Anthropometric Variables on Pinch Strength of Dominant Hand in Healthy Individuals

SUMMARY Background. Pinch strength is a simple, affordable, and effective way to measure upper-limb function. The study aims to determine how anthropometric variables affect maximal pinch strength in normal individuals. Methods. One hundred and eighteen participants were included in the study using non-probability, non-random convenience sampling technique. The pinch strength was measured three times in … Continued

Correlates of the Ultrasonographic and Elastosonographic Parameters of the Plantar Fascia in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

SUMMARY Background. Prevalence of plantar fasciitis is increased in type 2 diabetes. This study was aimed at assessing the correlates of ultrasonographic and elastosonographic parameters in plantar fascia (PF) individuals with type 2 diabetes encompassing vari­ous degrees of complications. Methods. This cross-sectional study included 98 patients with type 2 diabetes. Thick­ness of PF was assessed … Continued

Use of a Prospective Survey Method to Capture a Picture of Overuse Injuries in Kitesurfing

SUMMARY Background. Kitesurfing is one of the world’s fastest growing Olympic aquatic sports. However, previous scientific literature on this sport has mainly focused on acute injuries. The aim of this study was, therefore, to capture a picture of the burden of overuse injuries in kitesurfing. Methods. Active kite-surfers regularly completed an online questionnaire, describing the … Continued

Post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis: quality of life, frequency and associated factors

Background. To assess the quality of life in patients with post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTOA) and evaluate frequency and relationship between dependent and independent factors. Methods. We performed a prospective study of patients with post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis analyzing American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot score, VAS, Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) divided into mental (MCS) … Continued