ATOAC Research Highlight: University of Kentucky: Wildcat Ankle Research Group

The University of Kentucky Athletic Training research group has multiple areas of expertise, all with the focus of understanding and treating musculoskeletal injury and disease, the most common disease category facing our population.  The work at UK covers the spectrum of applied and bench research, founded in our individual clinical experiences.  Our faculty incorporates multiple … Continue reading ATOAC Research Highlight: University of Kentucky: Wildcat Ankle Research Group

ATOAC Research Highlight: The Biodynamics Research Laboratory at UNC Charlotte

Knee and ankle injuries are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. Most of the injuries occur during recreational or sports activities. Although the initial injury and prevention of that initial injury is important, even more concerning is the development of long term joint health issues and disability. At the ankle, large percentages (up to … Continue reading ATOAC Research Highlight: The Biodynamics Research Laboratory at UNC Charlotte

ATOAC Research Highlight: The Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory at the University of Virginia

Exercise is medicine…but it can hurt! Leading a healthy lifestyle is good…. “exercise is medicine!”1  However, orthopaedic injuries (including injuries to lower extremity joints) are an unfortunate consequence of being active. We share the overall concern of the ATOAC that osteoarthritis is an irreversible and sometimes inevitable outcome following major joint injuries. Since osteoarthritis (degenerative … Continue reading ATOAC Research Highlight: The Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory at the University of Virginia

ATOAC Research Highlight: UNC Exercise and Sport Science Knee Injury Research Group

Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis: Understanding the Biomechanical and Biochemical Double Whammy Researchers merging their expertise in movement mechanics and biochemical markers to learn more about the etiology of posttraumatic knee osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction One in three people that have undergone an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction develop posttraumatic knee osteoarthritis in the first 10 years … Continue reading ATOAC Research Highlight: UNC Exercise and Sport Science Knee Injury Research Group