Douglas B. Clement

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OBJECTIVE To provide an extensive and up to date database for specific running related injuries, across the sexes, as seen at a primary care sports medicine facility, and to assess the relative risk for individual injuries based on investigation of selected risk factors. METHODS Patient data were recorded by doctors at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine(More)
We analyzed cases of 320 athletes with bone scan-positive stress fractures (M = 145, F = 175) seen over 3.5 years and assessed the results of conservative management. The most common bone injured was the tibia (49.1%), followed by the tarsals (25.3%), metatarsals (8.8%), femur (7.2%), fibula (6.6%), pelvis (1.6%), sesamoids (0.9%), and spine (0.6%). Stress(More)
In brief: This retrospective survey of the clinical records of 1,650 patients seen from 1978 to 1980 identified 1,819 injuries. Almost 60% of the patients were men, but women under age 30 had the greatest risk of overuse running injuries. The knee was the most commonly injured site, and patellofemoral pain syndrome was the most common injury. Most patients(More)
One hundred nine runners were treated conservatively without immobilization for overuse injury to the Achilles tendon. Treatment strategies were directed toward rehabilitation of the gastrocnemius/soleus muscle-tendon unit, control of inflammation and pain, and control of biomechanical parameters. One fair, 12 good, and 73 excellent results were reported,(More)
As more studies are done on the iron status of athletes, the significance of apparent iron deficiency remains controversial. Do observed changes in iron status in athletes indicate an actual iron deficiency or a physiological response to exercise? Iron replacement would clearly be indicated if an iron deficiency was present but would not be necessary or(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the therapeutic effect of two different exercise protocols in athletes with jumper's knee. METHODS Randomised clinical trial comparing a 12 week programme of either drop squat exercises or leg extension/leg curl exercises. Measurement was performed at baseline and after six and 12 weeks. Primary outcome measures were pain (visual(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the hypothesis that Farabloc, a fabric with electromagnetic shielding properties, would attenuate the symptoms, signs, and muscular strength deficit secondary to delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) induced by two exposures to eccentric exercise in humans. DESIGN Randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial with two(More)
OBJECTIVES Seventeen running training clinics were investigated to determine the number of injuries that occur in a running programme designed to minimise the injury rate for athletes training for a 10 km race. The relative contributions of factors associated with injury were also reported. METHODS A total of 844 primarily recreational runners were(More)
Over a two year period, 52 cases of iliotibial tract friction syndrome (ITFS) in runners were studied (34 males, mean age 30 years; 18 females, mean age 23 years). This represents 5.0% of the total overuse running injuries studied during this period. The purpose of this study was to determine clinical symptoms, etiological factors and appropriate treatment(More)
Stress fractures are commonly found in athletes attending sports medicine clinics for diagnosis of lower limb pain. Plain radiographs are less reliable than the 99mTc bone scan for diagnosing stress fractures because of their low sensitivity. While the heightened sensitivity of the bone scan is advantageous as a diagnostic aid, the uptake of 99mTc at(More)