67 e-Letters

published between 2010 and 2013

  • Need advice
    Bob Valdez

    I am just a concerned father of a 13 year old girl who has been playing competitive soccer for four years now.At what age do girls become more at risk to acl injuries and can anyone suggest what exercises she can do to minimize the chances of this happening.

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    None declared

  • Lifetime injury prevention - needed for all forms of physical activity, not just sport
    Caroline F Finch

    Webborn's [1] articulation of the different injury prevention needs across an athlete' sporting lifetime emphasises that a "one-size-fits all" does not apply for sport safety and that researchers and practitioners will need to be creative in developing solutions to the varying injury problems for different age-groups of athletes. His recognition that addressing these life-course stage injury risks will require the input o...

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  • Gate control pain modulation theory explains the effectiveness of prolotherapy
    Stavros Saripanidis

    Dear Editors,

    The dorsal horns are not merely passive transmission stations but sites at which dynamic activities (inhibition, excitation and modulation) occur. [18]

    Via a series of filters and amplifiers, the nociceptive message is integrated and analysed in the cerebral cortex, with interconnections with various areas. [1]

    The processing of pain takes place in an integrated matrix throughout...

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  • Ski injury research on the pulse of time
    Gerhard Ruedl

    We read with interest the recent article by Sulheim et al. [1] entitled "Risk factors for injuries in alpine skiing, telemark skiing and snowboarding - case-control study". We congratulate these authors for their well conducted study to explore the effects of a number of potential risk factors for injury, including age, gender and ability. However, there are a few points we would like to comment. In general, ski injury r...

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  • Subjective measure of monitoring exercise performance: Borg scale
    Srijit Das

    Subjective measure of monitoring exercise performance: Borg scale VIKRAM MOHAN 1 SRIJIT DAS 2

    1.Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300, Puncak Alam,Malaysia 2.Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz, 50300 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

    Subjective measure of monitoring exercise performance: Borg scale...

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  • Injury surveillance on young elite athletes participating in the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck/Austria
    Gerhard Ruedl

    Injury surveillance on young elite athletes participating in the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck/Austria

    Gerhard Ruedl (1), Wolfgang Schobersberger (2)

    (1) Department of Sport Science, University Innsbruck/Austria (2) Chief Medical Officer of Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck; Institute for Sports Medicine, Alpine Medicine & Health Tourism Innsbruck/Austria

    Do we really w...

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  • Intracompartmental Pressure Testing - Understanding Our procedures
    Pria Krishnasamy

    Exercise Induced lower leg pain is a common condition with a number of differential diagnoses which commonly overlap, one of which is chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS). Traditionally, CECS is thought to be caused by elevated pressures in a muscular compartment and is commonly diagnosed by measuring elevated intramuscular pressures.

    However, as discussed by Hislop and Batt (2011), there continues to...

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  • Results section for Pain/SES score contains many errors
    Leon Creaney

    The section reporting the pain/SES scores on page 962, table 3 and Figure 4 appear to contain many errors.

    The authors state scores in the control group as follows:-

    Before: SES (affective) 18.3 + (sensory)13.3 = 31.6 After: SES (affective) 19.9 + (sensory)13.3 = 33.2 this represents an increase of 1.6

    In the text they have quoted a figure of 32.5, and this error is repeated in the SES Contr...

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  • Cost implications of treatment need discussion
    Nick Webborn
    This study provides a useful additional information with regard to the merits of injection therapy in the management of resistant elbow tendinopathy. It would have been helpful if the authors had commented on the relative costs (time/money) of the treatments given the current pressures on minimising health care costs. There are variety of systems available for producing platelet rich plasma injections which can result in a signifi...
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  • Yes, but why?
    Alex Donaldson

    Dear Editor

    Re. Stephanie J Hollis, Mark R Stevenson, Andrew S McIntosh, et al. Compliance with return-to-play regulations following concussion in Australian schoolboy and community rugby union players. Br J Sports Med published online June 24, 2011. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2011.085332.

    We read with interest the findings of this investigation by Hollis et al.(1) The conclusion that there is a clear failure of...

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