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Chronic groin pain in the athlete is a common condition, with, at times, protracted recovery that leads to prolonged disability. There are soft-tissue and bony contributors to pain, with the mechanism of injury usually an acute or chronic overload of the hip adductor tendons, abdominal aponeurosis, hip joint, or symphysis pubis. The complexity of the(More)
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal ultrasound is becoming an increasingly popular clinical tool in the hands of physiatrists. Herewith, although the role of direct supervision (by an expert) is universally recognized as the core element for appropriate ultrasound training, to our best notice, its impact on ultrasonographic measurements has not been studied(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) application has gained widespread interest for musculoskeletal injuries. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs are frequently used in sports medicine before and/or after PRP application. Our study seeks to determine whether serum levels of platelet-derived growth factor-AB (PDGF-AB) and vascular endothelial growth(More)
Vastus medialis muscle of a 52-year-old male professional weight-lifter (master degree) was ruptured during training. After 3 days, he (HG.,D. Height: 179 cm, Weight: 98 kg) was admitted to sports medicine clinic with oedema, pain, and swelling on the medial side of his right knee (dominant side). After the physical examination and MRI assessment, nearly(More)
Isolated rupture of the vastus medialis muscle is rare, and surgical repair is recommended. The results of rehabilitation programme after the percutaneous intramuscular splintage of a nearly total vastus medialis muscle tear in a 52-year professional-master degree weight-lifter is presented in this report.
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