Therapeutic Effect of Aquatic Resistance Exercise on Rectus Femoris and Knee in a Model of Rheumatoid Arthritis

SUMMARY Background. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is characterized by progressive joint destruction due to an inflammatory, degenerative condition of the joint cartilage and adjacent muscles, impairing the patient’s functional status. Resistance exercise is considered a good tool in the management of RA. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of resistance exercise, in an aquatic environment, on … Continued

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Sonologists during the Pre-COVID-19 and Present COVID-19 Era: a Survey and Review of Best Practices

SUMMARY Background. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) have become an increasing cause of concern among sonologists. In this study, we evaluate the incidence and risk factors for WRMSDs among sonologists in the pre-COVID-19 and present COVID-19 era while identifying high-risk zones for WRMSDs and providing a brief review of optimal working conditions to avoid WRMSDs. Methods. … Continued

Investigation of the Contraction Ratio of Transversus Abdominis and Internal Oblique Muscles during Lumbopelvic Stability Test

SUMMARY Background. The clinicians administer lumbopelvic stability test (LPST) to evaluate core stability of lumbar spine and TrA muscle function. While the reduced thickness and contraction ratio of the TrA was well documented among people with nonspecific low back pain (NSLBP), the direct morphological changes of TrA during the LPST had not been reported so … Continued

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use and Recovery after Achilles Tendon Rupture

Background. The effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on recovery after Achilles tendon rupture is unknown. This is the first study examining the relationship between NSAID use and recovery after Achilles tendon rupture in humans. Methods. Adult patients presenting between 01/01/14 and 03/30/2018 with acute Achilles tendon rupture were asked to complete a survey in … Continued