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STUDY DESIGN Descriptive, prospective, longitudinal single-cohort study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of force development to 30% (RFD(30)), 50% (RFD(50)), and 90% (RFD(90)) of maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) as an adjunct outcome measure for determining readiness for return to sport following an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical measurement study. OBJECTIVES To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI) into Italian, and to evaluate its measurement properties in patients with shoulder instability secondary to a first-time traumatic anterior dislocation. BACKGROUND The WOSI was developed for English-speaking(More)
Since tendon injuries and tendinopathy are a growing problem, sometimes requiring surgery, new strategies that improve conservative therapies are needed. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) seems to be a good candidate by virtue of its high content of growth factors, most of which are involved in tendon healing. This study aimed to evaluate if different(More)
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