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Reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy of palpation of the sciatic, tibial and common peroneal nerves in the exam of LB related leg pain.

(Walsh & Hall, 2009) Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy of manual palpation of the sciatic, tibial and common peroneal nerves in the examination of low-back related leg pain. Methods: 45 subjects. Palpation compared to SLR + Slump. Inclusion: presence of unilateral low-back related leg pain,… Continue reading Reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy of palpation of the sciatic, tibial and common peroneal nerves in the exam of LB related leg pain.

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Patellofemoral Pain

(Willy et al., 2019) Aims: Guidelines on PFP Methods: Review of literature & experts' consensus. Limitations: May be bias in experts’ opinion. Broad topic. Expert consensus In Practice: Diagnosis: The presence of retro-patellar or peri-patellar pain, (2) reproduction of retro-patellar or peri-patellar pain with squatting, stair climbing, prolonged sitting, or other functional activities loading the… Continue reading Patellofemoral Pain

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Validity of clinical small-fiber sensory testing to detect small-fiber degeneration

(Ridehalgh, Sandy-Hindmarch, & Schmid, 2018) Aims: To examine the validity of clinical tests to assess small nerve fibers degeneration using Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CST) as a model neuropathy. Methods: Prospective cross-sectional. Presence of CTS was assessed with skin biopsies. 85 patients with CTS were evaluated with Neurotip and Quantitative sensory testing (T°). A subgroup of… Continue reading Validity of clinical small-fiber sensory testing to detect small-fiber degeneration

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Movement control tests of the LBP; evaluation of the difference between P with LBP and healthy controls

(Luomajoki, Kool, de Bruin, & Airaksinen, 2008) Aims: To determine whether the number of positive tests out of six active MC tests was different in patients LBP VS healthy controls + if ≠ according to the duration of LBP. Methods: Case control study, Non blinded, 108 P and 102 controls, consecutive Germans, LBP (excluded radiculopathy),… Continue reading Movement control tests of the LBP; evaluation of the difference between P with LBP and healthy controls

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Creep and hysteresis / preconditioning : Load displacement time characteristics of the spine under PA mob

(Lee & Evans, 1992) Aims: Among others, to evaluate the effects of cyclic and sustained PA loadings, and on loading rate on PA mobility. Method: N = 28, 18 – 23 yo, 50/50 male/female. Assessed mobility of L3-L5 (max 150N), three cyclic loadings on L4 (150N) and sustained loading on L4 (100N in two min).… Continue reading Creep and hysteresis / preconditioning : Load displacement time characteristics of the spine under PA mob

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Runners with PFP have altered biomechanics which targeted interventions can modify

(Neal, Barton, Gallie, O’Halloran, & Morrissey, 2016) Aims: To synthesise prospective, observational and intervention studies that measure clinical and biomechanical outcomes in symptomatic running populations. Methods: SR, 2 independent reviewers, 28 studies, PeDro scale for quality. Results: Very limited prospective evidence indicates that increased peak hip adduction is a risk factor for PFP development in… Continue reading Runners with PFP have altered biomechanics which targeted interventions can modify

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No difference in quantitative MRI in PFP cartilage composition between patients with PFP and healthy controls

(Van Der Heijden et al., 2015) Aims: To investigate differences in patellofemoral cartilage composition between patients with PFP and healthy control sub- jects using quantitative MRI Methods: Cross-sectional case-control study, PFP group symptom duration from 2 months to 2 years, 14 to 40 yo. 64 patients and 70 controls. Results: No significant differences were found… Continue reading No difference in quantitative MRI in PFP cartilage composition between patients with PFP and healthy controls

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Exercise for treating PFPS Review

(Van der Heijden, Lankhorst, Van Linschoten, Bierma-Zeinstra, & Van Middelkoop, 2015) Aim: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of exercise therapy aimed at reducing knee pain and improving knee function for people with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Methods: Cochrane Review of RCT and quasi RCT about exercise for PFP, 2 indep reviewers, outcomes : pain… Continue reading Exercise for treating PFPS Review