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Nine year longitudinal retrospective study of Taekwondo injuries

June 13, 2014

This retrospective longitudinal study aims to describe reported Taekwondo injuries and to examine associations between competitor experience level, age and gender, and the type, location, and mechanism of injury sustained. Additionally, we examined whether recent rule changes concerning increased point value of head shots in adult Taekwondo competition had affected injury incidence. This study was

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A profile of 2008 Olympic Taekwondo competitors

June 10, 2014

The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of Olympic medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and compare these characteristics to those who competed but did not earn medals. We have also descriptively analysed the 2008 data in comparison to the 2004 data (Kazemi et al.,

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Heel pain due to psoriatic arthritis in a 50 year old recreational male athlete: case report

June 03, 2014

Heel pain is a common presentation in a sports injury practice, with a list of common differentials including achilles tendinopathy and retrocalcaneal bursitis. However, seronegative arthritis can also cause enthesopathies that produce heel pain and should be considered in a differential diagnosis list. In this case, a 50 year old recreationally active male presented with

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Avulsion fractures of the pelvis – a qualitative systematic review of the literature

June 03, 2014

Objective: To assess a causal relationship between physical activity or boney surgical intervention and the occurrence of avulsion fracture in the pelvis. Secondarily to assess the average age at which avulsion fracture occurs in cases associated with physical activity or boney surgery. Method: A literature search was performed on a variety of databases using text

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Management approaches to acute muscular strain and hematoma in National level soccer players: a report of two cases

May 23, 2014

Objective: To detail the presentation of two elite female soccer players with right thigh pain that occurred during training. This article will outline the investigation, diagnosis and management of their cases. Clinical Features: The patients presented with anterior thigh pain following injuries incurred during training camp. Both were diagnosed with acute muscular strain and associated

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