Snapping of the Upper Limb: a Clinical Overview

SUMMARY Snapping results from an abrupt displacement of an anatomic or pathologic structure during the movement of a closely related joint. Snaps are audible, palpable, and often, visible. Snapping phenomena are common within the general population and, in most cases, are associated with mild symptoms. However, especially in athletes, snapping could determine pain and functional impairment that may severely … Continued

Investigating the Effects of Physical Therapy Timing, Intensity and Duration on Post-Traumatic Joint Contracture in a Rat Elbow Model

SUMMARY Background. Post-traumatic joint contracture (PTJC), characterized by loss of motion and permanent stiffness, affects up to 50% of patients following elbow joint dislo­cation or fracture. Mechanisms governing successful conservative treatment methods aimed at preventing elbow PTJC and avoiding operative treatments (e.g., physical therapy) are poorly understood. Using a previously established rat model of elbow … Continued

Clinical and Functional Comparison between Anatomical and Non-Anatomical Acute Repair of Tears of the Distal Tendon of Biceps Brachii

SUMMARY Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the anatomical reconstruction on the radial tuberosity could be superior to the non-anatomical repair by tenodesis on brachialis, in terms of clinical outcomes and isokinetic evaluation to treat distal biceps brachii tendon ruptures. Methods. We retrospectively evaluated 36 patients at the final follow up; … Continued