Balwant S Bains*
As people get older, chronic diseases become an important reason of disability while a decline in physical functions is related to aging among the elders, which may lead to dependency and isolation of the older adults.
Tarek Boutefnouchet*, Thomas Laios and Keshav Mathur
Background: There is paucity in studies reporting long-term results following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. A UK national ligament registry (NLR) designed to collect demographic, clinical and outcome data on patients undergoing ACL reconstruction was launched in 2013. There was therefore an emergent question on the role of such registry as an additional source of evidence.
Gareth Jones*, Kristina Grancharska and Mark I Johnson
Background: Experimentally-induced delayed-onset muscle soreness of large muscle groups is frequently used in as an injurious model of muscle pain. We wanted to develop an experimental model of DOMS to to mimic overuse injuries from sports where repeated fi nger fl exion activity is vital such as rock climbing. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the utility of a ‘fi nger trigger device’ to induce DOMS in the fi ngers, hands, wrists and lower arms.