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Leg length discrepancy and osteoarthritis in the knee, hip and lumbar spine

August 31, 2015

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an extremely common condition that creates substantial personal and health care costs. An important recognised risk factor for OA is excessive or abnormal mechanical joint loading. Leg length discrepancy (LLD) is a common condition that results in uneven and excessive loading of not only knee joints but also hip joints and lumbar

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Femoral neck stress fracture a potentially disabling condition: a case report

July 25, 2014

Femoral neck stress fracture represents a focal weakening of the bone often associated with a recent increase in activity level. Since plain film radiographs are initially normal, the clinical diagnosis is based solely on the history and physical examination. The consequence of a delayed diagnosis could result in a complete fracture or avascular necrosis of

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Septic arthritis of the hip: a case report

July 14, 2014

A 61-year-old female presented to a chiropractic clinic complaining of right hip pain of three days duration. Examination revealed a stiff and painful hip. An AP pelvis radiograph taken on that day did not reveal radiographic signs of hip infection. A diagnosis of hip sprain was recorded. The patient was treated conservatively for 7 weeks

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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) detected in a chiropractic office: a case report

June 13, 2014

Objective: To report on a case of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), which is a somewhat rare condition but one that can present in a chiropractic clinic, particularly one with a musculoskeletal scope of practice. Case: This is a single case report of a 16-year-old adolescent male patient who presented with an 18-month history of

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The effect of spinal manipulation on imbalances in leg strength

June 06, 2014

We hypothesized that spinal manipulation (SM) would reduce strength imbalances between legs. Using an unblinded randomized design, 28 males and 21 females (54 ± 19y) with at least a 15% difference in isometric strength between legs for hip flexion, extension, abduction, or knee flexion were randomized to treatment or placebo (mock spinal manipulation). Strength of

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