A Look Back at 2016: JOSPT.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;46(12):1016-1017
Authors: Abbott JH
Editor-in-Chief J. Haxby Abbott looks back on JOSPT's accomplishments in 2016. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(12):1016-1017. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0115.
PMID: 27903164 [PubMed - in process]
Ultrasound Imaging of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;46(12):1086
Authors: van Duijn AJ, Felton SD
The patient was an 18-year-old collegiate baseball pitcher who injured his right throwing elbow during an overhead slider pitch. As a part of a study, preinjury ultrasound images of the throwing arm were obtained 2 weeks prior to the injury. One day postinjury, repeat ultrasound imaging of the medial elbow was performed. The attending team physician ordered a magnetic resonance arthrogram 2 days after injury, which confirmed the presence of a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(12):1086. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0420.
PMID: 27903163 [PubMed - in process]
A Partial Tear of the Infraspinatus Muscle.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;46(12):1087
Authors: Murphy M, Charlesworth J
A 29-year-old man experienced right shoulder pain and weakness following a forced abduction and external rotation motion performed during an Australian football game. The following morning, the sports medicine physician referred the player for magnetic resonance imaging to exclude infraspinatus rupture, given the external rotation strength deficit. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a low-grade partial tear of the medial infraspinatus muscle. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(12):1087. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0421.
PMID: 27903162 [PubMed - in process]
A Call for Saving Interdisciplinary Pain Management.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;46(12):1021-1023
Authors: Ruan X, Kaye AD
Chronic pain is pervasive and costly. In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a landmark report on chronic pain, which estimated that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, making pain a major and significant public health problem. The benefits of interdisciplinary pain management programs are undeniable and have been demonstrated for over a half century. Until health care leaders and other stakeholders such as insurers work together to ensure best practices in pain management, we will certainly end up in a lose-lose situation for both the health care teams and patients. In order to impact health care policy more effectively, we need to better understand the politics of health policy decision making. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(12):1021-1023. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0611.
PMID: 27903161 [PubMed - in process]
Thank You to All JOSPT Contributors for 2016.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;46(12):1018-1020
Authors: Abbott JH
On behalf of the many stakeholders in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), including the Sections and international partners, readers, Editorial Board, and authors, Editor-in-Chief J. Haxby Abbott gives thanks and recognizes all of the many individuals who have contributed to the editorial process and content of JOSPT this past year. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(12):1018-1020. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0116.
PMID: 27903160 [PubMed - in process]
Recognition and Treatment of Central Sensitization in Chronic Pain Patients: Not Limited to Specialized Care.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;46(12):1024-1028
Authors: Nijs J, Goubert D, Ickmans K
Modern pain neuroscience has substantially improved our understanding of the (development of) chronic musculoskeletal pain. The time has come for orthopaedic and sports physical therapists to implement modern pain neuroscience in specialized, but definitely also in primary, care settings, including the role of central sensitization (CS) in amplifying and explaining the presence of the pain experience. Central sensitization dominates the clinical picture in a subgroup of the musculoskeletal pain population, ranging from tennis elbow over shoulder pain to osteoarthritis and whiplash. Applying modern pain neuroscience to clinical practice implies (1) recognizing those patients having predominant CS pain, and (2) accounting for CS when designing the treatment plan in those with predominant CS pain. Future work in this area should (1) examine the validity of the proposed clinical classification algorithm for identifying CS pain in patients with orthopaedic and sports injuries, and (2) explore evidence-based treatment options for patients having predominant CS pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(12):1024-1028. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0612.
PMID: 27903159 [PubMed - in process]