Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Volume 4, issue 3
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Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation is a journal whose main focus is to present relevant information about the interdisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal rehabilitation for clinicians who treat patients with back and musculoskeletal pain complaints. It will provide readers with both 1) a general fund of knowledge on the assessment and management of specific problems and 2) new information considered to be state-of-the-art in the field. The intended audience is multidisciplinary as well as multi-specialty.
In each issue clinicians can find information which they can use in their patient setting the very next day. Manuscripts are provided from a range of health care providers including those in physical medicine, orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, neurosurgery, physical therapy, radiology, osteopathy, chiropractic and nursing on topics ranging from chronic pain to sports medicine. Diagnostic decision trees and treatment algorithms are encouraged in each manuscript. Controversial topics are discussed in commentaries and rebuttals. Associated areas such as medical-legal, worker's compensation and practice guidelines are included.
The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, programme descriptions and cast studies. Letters to the editors, commentaries, and editorials are also welcomed. Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Constructive critiques are given to each author. Suggestions for thematic issues and proposed manuscripts are welcomed.
Abstract: The pediatric hip changes through development, leading to a challenging evaluation of pain. Common problems noted in children include congenital dislocation of the hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, and transient synovitis. Hip disorders are also seen secondary to other childhood diseases, such as spina bifida. Long-term complications of all of these hip disorders can lead to joint deformity and osteoarthritis in adulthood.
Keywords: Hip, dislocation, children, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
Abstract: The care of the hip in children with cerebral palsy is an ongoing challenge. Interventions need to be physiologically based and well timed. Early management will prevent future complications in both the ambulatory and nonambulatory child with cerebral palsy. Evaluation management and treatment of the hips in cerebral palsy will be discussed in this article.
Keywords: Cerebral palsy, spasticity, hip dislocation
Abstract: The majority of athletic injuries of the hip and pelvis are caused by overuse. Most of these injuries will respond to adequate rehabilitative management, including the correction of intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors and controlling abusive force loads that may have contributed to injury. In addition to injury-specific rehabilitation, imbalances and abnormalities at each level of the kinetic chain also must be corrected to ensure optimal healing.
Abstract: Piriformis syndrome is a controversial cause of hip and low back pain whose etiology stems from anatomic irregularities of the piriformis muscle and surrounding structures of the posterior hip region. Although this syndrome has been described by many clinicians, the association of piriformis muscle dysfunction and pain in the hip region remains conjectural. The diagnosis is one of exclusion of other more common pain generators in the hip, pelvis, or low back. The authors of this article will review the anatomy of the region as it relates to piriformis muscle dysfunction and delineate the various clinical, radiological, and interventional…procedures described in the literature to diagnose and treat this elusive syndrome.
Keywords: Piriformis syndrome, sciatica, myofascial pain, low back pain