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

The Italian Consensus Conference on FAI Syndrome in Athletes (Cotignola Agreement)

SUMMARY Background. Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) is an important topic in literature because of its strong relationship with sport populations. Methods. Sixty-five experts participated in “this Consensus Conference (CC)”. They discussed, voted and approved a consensus document on the FAI syndrome in athletes. Results. The CC experts approved document provided suggestions concerning: 1) Epidemiology of FAI; … Continued

Achilles Tendon Rupture in Professional Football Player: an Epidemiological Study in European Championship With A Mid-Term Follow-Up

SUMMARY Background. To evaluate the role of age in Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) and the impact of ATR on professional football (soccer) players. The data considered were age, body mass index (BMI), position, injury history, affected side, return to play (RTP) rate and time and percentage of played minutes per season (MPS) for the two pre-injury and two post-injury … Continued

An Ecological Dynamics Perspective of Return to Play Decision-Making for Extreme Sport Athletes

SUMMARY Background. Extreme sport participation occurs for many reasons. A commonality for many is the high risk of serious injury or death, particularly in association with mismanaged execution. Methods. This review describes a conceptual return to play decision-making model for extreme sport athletes based on considerations of ecological dynamics. Result. In guiding the extreme sport … Continued

Surgical treatment of muscle injury. A review of current literature and indications

SUMMARY Introduction. Muscles lesions are common sport-related injuries. They are usually treated conservatively with good outcomes. However, large structural muscle injuries (type 4 according to I.S.Mu.L.T. classification) are a challenge for physicians. Often, patients may suffer from discomfort and residual pain, functional impairment, and the rate of complications and re-injury rate is high. Furthermore, the … Continued