Ultrasound Guided Dry Needling for Treatment of Patients with Jumper’s Knee: a Study Protocol for Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. Jumper’s knee, also known as Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is an overuse injury in athletes from various sports especially involving high impact activities. It is degenerative disease, associated with pain and dysfunction in activities that load the patellar tendon. The aim of this study is to find the effects of ultrasound guided dry needling … Continued

Isokinetic strength profile of subjects with proximal patellar tendinopathy

Background. Proximal patellar tendinopathy is relatively common among sportsmen. However, the strength profile of subjects with proximal patellar tendinopathies is poorly described. Purpose. We aimed to determine the isokinetic strength profile in order to estimate the difference of muscular performance between the healthy and pathological limbs of subjects suffering of this chronic pathology. Study design. … Continued