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Joanne Elphinston BPhty MA, MCSP Viv Lancey


Dr Dylan Morrisey MCSP, MSc PhD Prof Graham Smith FCSP, SRP Joan Watt


Dr Nick Webborn MRCGP, Dip Sports Med, MSC

Dr Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons)

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CONTENTS 4Journal watch


Welcome to the first issue of sportEX medicine for 2009 and amazingly (for me at least!) to the year of our 10th anniversary! Our first ever

issue of sportEX medicine was published in July 1999, the cover honouring my first love of tennis, and many of my very first subscribers are still with me - I know from your subs numbers - neither sportEX medicine or I would be here without you!

In some ways things have changed dramatically, the ubiquity and increasing speed of the internet gives us opportunities for huge advances in terms of the sophistication of our content and our communications with you. However in some ways things remain much as they did that first year I started life as my own employer. I still play a very hands on role, however very gratefully now supported by three fantastic editors who truly believe in the practical ethos we uphold. For me I feel we can still do more to make sportEX medicine even more practical. In this issue the shoulder and the hamstring articles both have animated material accompanying the online version - you will see more and more of this in 2009 along with a new website (I know it’s long overdue!!).

A look at some of the latest research

7Tendon Injuries: an overview 12The role of exercise in the

An evaluation of the evidence to prevent hamstring injury and indicate potential pre- habilitative regimes for athletes


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An update on clinically relevant aspects of the diagnosis and management of tendinopathies

prevention of hamstring injury

17Knee articular cartilage repair and athletes

An overview of the latest articular cartilage surgical techniques and cartilage repair rehabilitation principles and their implementaion

22Arterial compression syndromes at the shoulder

The first in a two part article have no idea what to put here

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