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The purpose of this study was to determine whether imbalance of the internal and external rotator musculature of the shoulder were etiological factors implicated in impingement syndrome. Shoulder torque measurements were obtained from 15 asymptomatic volunteers and 30 patients with chronic impingement syndrome, 15 of whom were evaluated after arthroscopic(More)
Isokinetic shoulder rotational strength was evaluated in four groups of subjects as follows: 12 nonathletes, 12 runners, 15 tennis players, and 12 baseball players for a total of 51 subjects. The tests were performed in the seated 45 degrees abducted test position in the scapular plane at 60, 180, and 300 degrees.s-1 for both shoulders. Peak torque and mean(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of biphosphonates (BPs) in complex regional pain syndrome I or reflex sympathetic dystrophy and to specify their place in this chronic painful syndrome. METHODS A literature review of Medline and Embase with use of a combination of 3 key words: biphosphonates therapy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the contribution of isokinetic methods of shoulder strength measurement and training. METHOD A Medline search of English and French publications, including referenced articles, allowed us to analyse non-indexed publications. Eighty-seven articles were retained for analysis. RESULTS The isokinetic evaluation of the shoulder is(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the usefulness of monitoring C-reactive protein (CRP) level and leukocyte count for early diagnosis of infection following orthopedic surgery. METHOD A cohort of 179 patients was followed: group 1 comprised 128 patients undergoing lower limb arthroplasty, group 2 comprised 29 patients undergoing lower limb surgery without implant,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the influence of wheelchair propulsion and neurological level on isokinetic shoulder rotational strength. SETTING University of Montpellier, France METHODS Data were evaluated in three groups of subjects as follows: 12 nonathletes, 15 tennis players and 21 wheelchair athletes. We then compared 12 high paraplegic athletes (HPA) and(More)
BACKGROUND Isokinetic assessment of shoulder internal and external rotators is commonly used by clinicians to assess muscle performance and to guide rehabilitation. The reliability of isokinetic assessment is fundamental to track small but clinically relevant changes. OBJECTIVES We aimed to analyze the absolute and relative reliability of strength(More)
OBJECTIVE Although 40 assessment tools are described in the literature, very few of them have been correctly validated. The Standardized Index of Shoulder Function (FI2S) encompasses pain, mobility, strength and function. The aim of this work is to describe the FI2S and to study its construct validity, reliability and responsiveness to change. PATIENTS(More)