Volume 5 Issue 1 

January 2018

Volume 5 Issue 1 

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Effects of Limb Exercises on Individuals with Dementia: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized
Controlled Trials

Shihui Chen1*, Yanjie Zhang2, Li Chen1

With the elderly population growing dramatically, people 65 plus are expected to increase to 20-25% of total population over the next 25 years [31]. It has been well documented that the incidence of dementia and cognitive impairment is increasing with aging [30]. The epidemiological studies reported that older adults who

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Reconstruction of the Achilles Tendon Using the Minimally Invasive Technique with Reinforcement of the Short Peroneal Tendon

Hallan Douglas Bertelli

Aim: To evaluate the minimally invasive technique to repair Achilles tendon lesions using reinforcement of the short peroneal tendon, and to present the clinical and functional results, such as the degree of satisfaction and the complications encountered. Method: A retrospective study of 14 selected patients presenting with traumatic or degenerative lesion of the Achilles tendon, subjected to repair by means of the minimally invasive technique with reinforcement of the short peroneal tendon. Result: In a sample of 14 patients, two of whom had bilateral lesions, 53% were on the left side and 47% on the right side; the average age was 47 (35 – 65) and 80% were male. Traumatic rupture was the most common mechanism found, in 73% of the patients. The clinical and functional results obtained using the post-operative AOFAS questionnaire, after an average period of 18 months (12-24 months), was 86.6 (70 – 97). There were no delayed complications in relation to the donor area or receiving area in any of the patients. Conclusion: minimally invasive surgery of the Achilles tendon with reinforcement of the short peroneal tendon was found to be effective and to have a low level of complications; it was simple and resulted in a high level of patient satisfaction.

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A Low Pelvic Incidence Angle May Not Place Young Athletes at Risk of Developing
Cam Morphological Changes in The Hip Joint

1 Carl Todd,2 Wisam Witwit, 1 Josefin Abrahamson, 1 Anna Sward, 1 Jon Karlsson, 1 Adad Baranto,  3 Pall Jonasson

Introduction: Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome has been shown to be common in young athletes. It has been hypothesized that the spino-pelvic complex may lead to the development of Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome.

Purpose: To investigate the relationship between the Pelvic Incidence angle and the cam morphology (α-angle >55°) in young elite alpine skiers compared with a non-athletic control group.

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