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Mary Lynn Manduca and Stephen J. Straub

normal concentration of platelets in an injured area to promote healing and decrease recovery time. 3 Despite the proposed benefits, the effect of PRP on hamstring injuries is unclear. Focused Clinical Question Does the combination of PRP injection and rehabilitation decreased recovery time of acute

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Özlem Feyzioğlu, Özgul Öztürk, Bilsen Sirmen and Selim Muğrabi

causes may be the reasons for this injury. 4 Rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) for professional athletes is both a long and costly process. 5 If rehabilitation is not initiated in the early period, there is a greater likelihood of complications in the process of returning to preinjury

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Karen M. Griffin, Cindy O. Henry and J. W. Thomas Byrd


To explain the basic fundamentals of patient assessment after hip arthroscopy, formulation of a treatment plan, and detailed essentials of postoperative rehabilitation.

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Established literature and the evolution of a protocol developed in treating over 150 hip-arthroscopy patients and numerous patients with symptomatic hip disease.

Data Synthesis:

Although the pathological process being addressed and the surgical technique employed in its management influence the protocol, the common goals of rehabilitation are to reduce discomfort and improve function. These common goals, first realized in the postoperative rehabilitation process, have been found to have similar application in the conservative management of patients with symptomatic hip disease.


Arthroscopy has necessitated the development of a postoperative rehabilitation protocol. Principles previously employed in other joints are now finding application in the hip.

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Bridget M. Walsh, Katherine A. Bain, Phillip A. Gribble and Matthew C. Hoch

rehabilitation strategies that improve outcomes in this patient population. Manual therapy techniques are often used to improve pain, range of motion, and tissue extensibility. For these reasons, manual therapy interventions are commonly implemented for patients with CAI. There is evidence to suggest the use of

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Selvin Balki and Hanım Eda Göktas¸

during football matches on synthetic turf fields is ACL injury among the active male population in Turkey. 2 In more than half of the persons with ACL injury, the reconstruction procedures are administered in the management of the injury. 3 The principal goal of the early rehabilitation of ACL

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Vincenzo Ricci and Levent Özçakar

and the allied health professional plan a specific rehabilitation program. In this sense, ultrasound (US) imaging is the first-level diagnostic tool that allows visualization of the hemorrhagic/edematous collection in an ideal time window of 36 to 48 hours after the trauma, and it can also be very

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Kristina Amrani, Andrew Gallucci and Marshall Magnusen

rehabilitation team. Over two million athletes compete in the sport of tennis at various levels worldwide. At the elite and professional levels, tennis players must possess advanced physical, mental, and emotional skills. Additionally, elite tennis athletes exhibit an intricate combination of strength, power

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Emily E. Kruithof, Spencer A. Thomas and Patricia Tripp

be considered with postsurgical rehabilitation. Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a condition in which damage occurs to subchondral bone with possible secondary damage to the overlying articular cartilage. Patients with stable OCD of the knee often report an aching feeling or activity-related pain

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Courtney W. Hess, Stacy L. Gnacinski and Barbara B. Meyer

, has prompted a growing demand for evidence (i.e., empirical research, professional practice knowledge) to inform practice in sport-injury rehabilitation. Despite consistent efforts toward improved evidence-based practice, sport-injury rehabilitation outcomes remain suboptimal at best. For example, in

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Ben J. Lee and Charles Douglas Thake

The use of lower-body positive-pressure (LBPP) or body-weight-supported (BWS) exercise has become increasingly popular in rehabilitation and injury prevention settings. 1 – 4 A key benefit of applying LBPP is that cardiovascular fitness and lower limb function can be maintained, while the