Even Patients with Very Chronic Symptoms of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) may Report Improvements Following Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (rESWT), but no Single Baseline Factor Predicts Response

SUMMARY Objective. Do any measures at baseline predict response from radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (rESWT) for patients with GTPS? Methods. Setting: single UK NHS Sports Medicine Clinic. Patients: 260 patients following rESWT for GTPS. Mean age 60.0 ± 11.9 years, 81% female, mean duration of symptoms 44.5 ± 44.7 months (range: 3 months-20years). Interventions: participants received three sessions of … Continued

Morphological Variants of the Abductor Pollicis Longus and Extensor Pollicis Brevis Tendons. A Cadaveric Study

SUMMARY Background. The goal of the present research was to study the morphological variants of the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) tendons and their distal insertions in the hand. Methods. An aggregate of 115 embalmed cadaveric upper limbs were utilized for this descriptive cross-sectional study. The morphological variants of the APL tendon were divided into … Continued

Morphological and Topographic Anatomy of Sesamoid Bones of Human Thumb

SUMMARY Background. The objective of the present study was to study the morphology and topography of the sesamoid bones of the thumb in a sample south Indian population. Methods. The present study included 25 formalin fixed human cadaveric thumbs, the metacarpo-phalangeal and inter-phalangeal joints of the thumb were dissected. The number of sesamoid bones and … Continued

Ultrasonography changes at quadriceps tendon donor site in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Is it consistent with regeneration?

Background. Researchers have investigated changes at the donor site for hamstrings and patellar tendons to be consistent with regeneration in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Recently free quadriceps tendon has emerged as a potential autograft for ACLR. The objective of this study was to investigate the changes at the quadriceps tendon (QT) donor site after … Continued