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  • S Orava
  • 1978
An uncommon exertion pain on the lateral side of the knee is described in 88 patients, in four of whom it was bilateral. The disorder is a result of the friction of the iliotibial tract over the lateral femoral epicondyle. The syndrome is the iliotibial tract friction syndrome of ITFS. All the patients in the material were active athletes or middle-aged(More)
BACKGROUND Tendon disorders are common problems in sports and are known to be difficult to treat. Only limited information is available concerning treatment of proximal hamstring tendinopathy. To the authors' knowledge, no histopathologic findings of proximal hamstring tendinosis have been published. HYPOTHESIS Surgery (semimembranosus tenotomy and(More)
The frequency and nature of exertion pains of the leg in athletes were studied in 2,750 cases of overuse injuries treated at the Sports Clinic of the Deaconess Institute of Oulu, Finland, during the years 1972-1977. 465 cases of exertion pain (18%) were located in the shin. The medial tibial syndrome was the most common overuse injury among these athletes,(More)
A series of surgically treated patellar tendon lesions among athletes is presented. The material was collected during 5 years from three sports injury clinics and from two hospitals. During this period the authors treated about 150 cases of jumper's knee, of which 34 cases were treated by operation. The athletes were mostly volley ball players, jumpers or(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Achilles tendinopathy is a common problem that can cause disturbing symptoms in activities of daily living as well as prevent sports activities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of fascial incision and adhesiolysis combined with radiofrequency microtenotomy in treatment of chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy. (More)
Three cases of the antebrachial-palmar hammer syndrome are described in volley ball players. They all suffered from a decreased blood perfusion of their right hand and fingers due to the repeated ball and floor impacts during the volley ball training and playing. The vascular lesions of the radial and ulnar arteries were reversible. The patients recovered(More)
BACKGROUND Nonsurgical treatments for chronic Achilles tendinopathy (AT) results in unpredictable success rates. Surgical treatment may be chosen as reports show mostly encouraging but variable success rates depending on the pathology. The distribution of surgically confirmed pathologies in AT is largely unknown. PURPOSE To ascertain the distributions of(More)
In active people, insertional calcific tendinopathy (CT) of the Achilles tendon is rare. We evaluated the results of surgical treatment for Achilles tendon CT and analyzed post-surgery Achilles tendon histolog-ical features. The study included 36 operations in 34 patients. Twenty-eight (78%) cases had a resection of a Haglund's deformity performed. The mean(More)
34 cases of avulsion fractures are described. Each fracture took place during athletic training or competition. Excepting six sportsmen participating in a general fitness programme, every patient was an active competitive athlete. There were six women and 28 men; their average age was 20.1 years, raised by a few middle-aged "fitness sportsmen". Most(More)
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