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Old 03-19-2013, 12:06 AM   #19
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Re: Chronic Joint/Tendon Damage

I couldn't resist:

To sum up: a quick look at the literature shows there is likely genetic contributions to both chronic degenerative and acute knee injuries.

Also of interest to female aikidoka may be the link between menstrual cycle and injuries, and the preventive possibilities of "neuromuscular training" (whatever that is).

CONCLUSION: Knee cartilage defects are common, have a genetic component that is linked to the genetic contribution to knee pain and bone size, and may have a role in the genetic pathogenesis of knee OA.

Conclusion: The TT genotype of the COL1A1 Sp1 binding site polymorphism was significantly under-represented in South African participants with ACL ruptures. We propose that this sequence variant be the first specific genetic element to be included in multifactorial models developed to understand the aetiology and risk factors for ACL rupture.

Conclusions: A significantly greater number of ACL injuries occurred on days 1 and 2 of the menstrual cycle. Salivary sex-hormone levels correlated with the reported cycle day.

All 5 studies demonstrated a prophylactic effect due to the neuromuscular training programs... Thus, a Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy level of evidence of 1 with a grade B recommendation supports the use of neuromuscular training programs in the prevention of noncontact ACL injuries in female athletes.

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