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There seems to be an assumption that all tendons behave the same and should, therefore, be treated in the same way. Nothing could be further from the truth, and this new paper underlines the fact that the Achilles and Patella tendons are different. with significant implications for injury!
This has been a big interest of mine for quite some time, because, in essence, if we can answer this question, we can prevent injury. Wouldn't that be nice?
Jim Woodburn and I go back to the days when we both had full heads of hair.. some time ago! So I was really thrilled he was one of the Keynotes at this year's BSS. And his topic, Biomechanics of the Foot in Inflammatory Arthritis could hardly be more timely!
Professor Benno Nigg is what might best be described as a Living Treasure of the biomechanics Community. A massive influence on several generations of biomechanists and clinicians, I feel very privileged to call him a friend and a mentor. He was one of 6 keynote lectures at this year's Summer School. This is what he had to say first up!
Dr. Luke Kelly is a very bright young Aussie podiatrist working at the University of Queensland. Recently he has published some groundbreaking research on the role of the plantar fascia and plantar intrinsic muscles. This is what he had to say at Biomechanics Summer School..
Biomechanics Summer School is now in its 21st year, and I have been to 9 of them! It follows then that this is one of my favorite conferences. Small and intimate, with great content, when Kevin Kirby and I get together it also features The Tarsal Coalition, the world's oldest and worst boy band..here is part one of the highlights.
There is little information about Metatarsal Five (MT-5) fractures for specific sports. The objective was to study the occurrence, the imaging characteristics, the lay-off times and healing problems of MT-5 fractures among male footballers.
research can be a hard task master.. or should that be mistress? But, the key is to have an open and inquisitive mind, because science is all about change!
There are, once more, a lot of "quotation" icons here, demonstrating my scorn at not only these terms, but how they are misused and misunderstood, and also incorrectly attributed as the cause of injury.
Major chicken and egg situation here.. what do we do about it? Posting live from Hong Kong. here we go..
and more importantly, what should we be looking at, and what can we do about it?