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Epidemiology Plantar fasciitis (Heel pain) Plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an overload injury.1 Frequent load of the fascia can lead to micro failures which can eventually lead to inflammation and degeneration of the connective tissue in the fascia of the …

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Information Core stability Definition of core stability Core stability is the ability to control the position and movement of the central portion of the body.1 Introduction Core stability training has become a popular fitness trend that has begun to be …

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Epidemiology Upper Crossed Syndrome Upper Crossed Syndrome Tightness of the upper trapezius, pectoralis major, and levator scapulae and weakness of the rhomboids, serratus anterior, middle and lower trapezius, and the deep neck flexors, especially the scalene muscles.1 Incidence Population studies …

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Epidemiology about a rupture / tear of  the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) PCL rupture tear / rupture PCL injuries are relatively rare, accounting for only 5 to 10% of all knee ligament injuries Incidence: The incidence of PCL injuries is …

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Epidemiology Dupuytren also known as Viking’s disease Dupuytren The tissue that is affected by Dupuytren’s disease is a thin layer of connective tissue just below the skin in the palm. Under this layer lay the tendons, blood vessels and nerves …

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Epidemiology Patellar tendinopathy (Jumpers knee) Patellar tendinopathy (Jumpers knee) Patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee) is a condition usually associated with activities requiring repetitive forceful quadriceps contraction, and it is characterized by localized pain and tenderness of the patellar tendon at its …

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Phsyical Examination Ottawa Knee Rule Decision 1. > 55 years of age 2. Sensitivity around the fibula 3. Isolated sensitivity of the patella 4. Inability to flex the knee to 90 degrees 5. Inability of the patient to bear weight …

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Epidemiology lumbar instability Lumbar instability Clinical spinal instability is controversial and not well understood. White and Panjabi defined clinical instability of the spine as the loss of the spine’s ability to maintain its patterns of displacement under physiologic loads so …

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Epidemiology Osgood-Schlatter disease Osgood-Schlatter In 1903 Osgood (Osgood, 1903)1 and Schlatter (Schlatter, 1903)2 independently described a pain to the frontal side of the tibial tuberosity. Sex The disorder is higher in boys than in girls, perhaps partly due to the …

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Vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency Vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency The cervical arteries are most vulnerable when the head is rotated. 2,3 Vertebral arteries emerge from the cervical foramina, run along the grooves in the superior aspects of the posterior arch of the atlas …

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