Lower-Limb Connective Tissue Morphologic Characteristics in Runners. How Do They Relate with Running Biomechanics and Tendon Pathology? A Systematic Review

SUMMARY Although the role of connective tissue in running injuries and biomechanics has been widely investigated, systematic reviews on this issue were rarely reported. The aim of this study is to systematically review the current literature regarding the morphological characteristics (i.e., cross-sectional area and thickness) of the main connective tissue of the lower limb in runners and its … Continued

The efficacy of knee orthoses following anterior cruciate ligament injury. Review of literature

Background. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) plays a significant role in controlling anterior tibial translation and rotation. A variety of treatment approaches, including knee orthoses, are used to restore the performance of subjects with ACL injuries. The aim of this review is to explore the efficiency of knee orthoses on the functional performance (walking, standing, … Continued