The advanced stages of ACL rehabilitation are enjoyable to progress your patients through, and at the same time challenging to find the right exercises, and optimise the rate of progression through to return to training (RTT) and return to play (RTP). In this episode, Enda King from the Sports Surgery Clinic Dublin and David Pope […]

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Metatarsal domes can be an important part of reducing your patient’s metatarsal pain. Acutely you will often achieve maximal pain reduction with softer metatarsal domes, and the key to the whole process is correct placement of your “Met domes”. In this short video, Nick Torrance takes your through the process of using and fitting metatarsal domes for […]

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Metatarsalgia is characterised by pain and sensitivity to pressure under the metatarsal heads with standing, walking or running. In this video I filmed with Nick Torrance of Balance in Motion Physio in Bondi, Nick discusses the causes of metatarsalgia and how to settle down acute pain in the forefoot. A few years ago the foot used to be […]

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Kurt Lisle shared a lot of great information on Physio Edge podcast episode 33 “How to treat anterior knee pain” on assessment and treatment. Here are 10 highlights I learnt from Kurt about anterior knee pain on the podcast, working our way through subjective clues, objective assessment and treatment of the knee. Subjective clues 1. […]

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PE #033 How to treat anterior knee pain with Kurt Lisle

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Anterior knee pain can occur in your elite sports patients right through to office workers and weekend warriors. In this podcast with Kurt Lisle, we discuss anterior knee pain, the causes, how to diagnose the source of the pain, and the best ways to treat and rehabilitate these patients. Kurt Lisle is the Australian Socceroos […]

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Achilles Tendinopathy initial management

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How can you start rehabilitation of your patients Achilles tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common musculoskeletal issues your running patients will present with, and a structured loading program alongside improving biomechanics are the cornerstones of a successful rehabilitation program. How can you start your patients loading program, and settle your patients achilles […]

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ACL Rehabilitation videos with Enda King

I created some short video highlights from my interview with Enda King on ACL Rehabilitation.   ACL Rehabilitation Early stage rehab with Enda King What are the best early stage ACL rehab exercises? Should you use quads and hamstring co-contractions? This is a short extract from the Physio Edge podcast episode 32 with Enda King. […]

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PE #032 How to rehabilitate ACL Injuries with Enda King

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ACL injuries can be career ending, or they can be an opportunity to sort out movement efficiency, motor control and technical skills, coming back from the rehabilitation process with more power, speed and efficiency than your patients had before they injured their ACL. Enda King from the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin currently completing his PhD […]

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PE #031 Unruly Scapula assessment and retraining with Ann Cools

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Shoulder pain patients often have poor scapula control. Is their shoulder pain caused by poor scapula control, or is their scapula dysfunction caused by shoulder pain? When your patients present with shoulder pain, should your focus be on scapula control, glenohumeral control, or treatment of the neck and thorax? In this podcast, David Pope talks […]

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PE #030 CrossFit Injuries with Antony Lo

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CrossFit is a very popular method of improving strength and fitness, and CrossFit athletes have a variety of common injuries. Training errors and the athlete’s biomechanics often contribute to these injuries, and identifying incorrect biomechanics and other contributing elements in their training is often the key to helping your patients recover from injury, train pain free […]

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Free Physiotherapy webinars

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Clinical Edge want to provide the most comprehensive online education for Physiotherapists possible, and are investigating providing yourself and the Physio community with regular, free webinars. Does that sound pretty awesome to you? Register your interest, so Clinical Edge know this is something you would like, and if there is enough interest Clinical Edge will make it […]

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PE #029 Acute Knee Injuries with Kurt Lisle

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Acute Knee Ligament injury, ACL injuries, Postero-lateral corner (PLC) Injuries, Knee Surgery and return to sport. On Episode 29 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope is joined by the Australian Socceroos Physio Kurt Lisle, a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist to discuss assessment and management of Acute knee injuries. On this podcast, David and Kurt discuss: Acute […]

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PE #028 Groin Injuries, Screening and Rehabilitation with Dr Kristian Thorborg

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David Pope and Dr Kristian Thorborg (Physiotherapist, PhD) discuss screening and rehabilitation of groin injuries. Find out in this podcast: Which tests to use when screening for potential groin injuries Prevention tactics Acute groin injuries – initial management and exercise progressions Rehabilitation of adductor related groin pain Rehabilitation of hip flexor related groin pain Rehabilitation […]

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PE #027 Managing Sports Injuries with Dr Nathan Gibbs

In this controversial episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Nathan Gibbs and I discuss managing sports injuries in a team setting. Dr Nathan Gibbs has worked with many professional sports teams, including the Sydney Swans for 15 years, 10 years with South Sydney Rugby League Football club and is one of the owners of […]

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PE #026 Gymnastics Injuries with Kingsley Gibson

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Gymnastics places some fairly unique demands on fairly young bodies. In episode 26 of the Physio Edge podcast, I discuss these demands with Kingsley Gibson, a Sports Titled Physiotherapist that has worked with Australian Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Shooting and Hockey teams at a number of Commonwealth and Olympic games, and works with elite gymnasts on […]

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PE #025 Groin Assessment with Dr Kristian Thorborg

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How can you identify the reason your patient has groin pain and the structures that may be causing it? Groin pain is one of the most common issues in a lot of sports, particularly the football codes, and in episode 25 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope talks to Dr Kristian Thorborg about assessment […]

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Treating using the Integrated Systems Model and Thoracic Ring Approach – Part 2

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In the previous post we explored the concept of Drivers, or the biomechanical cause of overload in that or another area, using the The Integrated Systems Model (ISM) (LJ Lee & Diane Lee) and the Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee). This post will make a whole lot more sense if you read the previous post first. In this […]

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Treating using the Integrated Systems Model and Thoracic Ring Approach – Part 1

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The Integrated Systems Model (ISM) (LJ Lee & Diane Lee) and the Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee) are the clinical approaches I have been using predominantly over the past four years since completing the Discover the Sports Pelvis course in 2010, Discover the Sports Thorax, and 15 day Discover Physio Series in 2011 with Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee. These clinical approaches give you […]

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PE #024 Thoracic Ring Approach with Dr Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee

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The thorax is often considered stiff and stable by Physiotherapists and manual therapists, and precious little of our undergrad or postgrad training incorporates motor control of this area. Is it really important? In episode 24 of the Physio Edge podcast, LJ Lee and David Pope explore the function of the thorax, the impact the thorax […]

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PE #023 Lower limb tendinopathies with Dr Peter Malliaras

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Lower limb tendinopathies with Dr Peter Malliaras Tendinopathies are a hot topic, and there are lots of new developments in research and treatment. Dr Peter Malliaras, a Physiotherapist with a PhD studying tendinopathy, has a special interest in the treatment of tendinopathy, and treats elite basketball and volleyball, EPL football, rugby, and cricket players, the […]

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PE #022 Chronic low back pain with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan

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Dr Kieran O’Sullivan is back on the Physio Edge podcast after talking previously about hamstring injuries, this time discussing his other big area of interest and expertise – chronic low back pain (CLBP). In this episode, Kieran and David Pope discuss Recent research on chronic low back pain Central vs peripheral contributions to CLBP Sitting […]

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PE #021 Shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinopathy and frozen shoulder with Dr Jeremy Lewis

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Shoulder pain – what are the causes, and how can you treat it? Are your special tests around the shoulder really isolating and identifying pathology? How can the rotator cuff still function with small and large tears? In Episode 21 of the Physio Edge podcast, Jeremy Lewis and David Pope discuss these questions and more […]

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Plantar Fasciopathy Anatomy and Identification video

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Plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common foot conditions, and Rob Standen, a Physiotherapist who worked with the Penrith Panthers for more than 17 years, works at Penrith Physiotherapy and Sports Centre, and has a special interest in the foot and ankle, has seen his fair share of them. In this entertaining and informative […]

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Five home exercise program tips

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                 Five  tips to make your home exercise programs more successful following dry needling If you are using dry needling in your clinic, you may want to carry on some of the gains you have achieved with your needling into your patient’s home program. Here are 5 tips for designing a […]

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Five dry needling tips

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5 tips for incorporating dry needling into your treatment Dry needling is becoming a very popular adjunct to Physiotherapy practice, and something I use in my clinical practice every day to speed up my patients’ treatment results. Here are 5 tips for using dry needling in your practice Needle comfortably. A lot of people break […]

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PE #020 Women’s Health with Lori Forner

Is “peeing while you work out” in Crossfit or any other type of exercise ok? When does your patients pelvic floor need more muscle activation, and when does it need less work? Does Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) need addressing, and if so, how? In episode 20 of the Physio Edge podcast, I talk to Lori […]

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PE #019 Hamstring Strength, Flexibility and Injuries with Kieran O’Sullivan

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What are the best ways to avoid hamstring injuries? What are the main factors to consider in hamstring rehabilitation? How does muscle strength relate to hamstring injury? How can we screen for or predict hamstring injuries? In episode 19 of the Physio Edge podcast, Kieran O’Sullivan, PhD of the University of Limerick, Physiotherapist and co-author […]

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PE #018 Exploring the Pelvis with Diane Lee

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How can the pelvis contribute to pain and dysfunction? Is the SIJ the main pain producer around the pelvis, or what is? What is the state of current research around the pelvis? Is it possible to feel “unlocking” of the SIJ? Do Pelvic Upslips exist? In episode 18 of the Physio Edge podcast Diane Lee […]

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PE #017 Injury Reduction with Dr Peter Brukner

How can you reduce the chance of sporting injury? What are the most useful recovery aids from games and training? When are injections helpful in injury recovery? In episode 17 of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Peter Brukner, fresh from working with Liverpool Football Club in the EPL, co-author of Clinical Sports Medicine with Dr […]

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Why firemen get sore feet…

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“Firemen must get sore feet” was the way my four year old son started the conversation while looking at pictures of firemen. Interesting observation, and I wondered where it came from. He went on to explain that firemen are always wearing boots, which will make their feet “floppy” as he so aptly put it. “Their […]

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Tip of the week – Repeated Extensions

Most Physios are aware of the McKenzie MDT approach. Here is a quick tip when treating low back pain and referred leg pain which may help your results when incorporating the McKenzie approach. From my clinical experience using repeated extensions, they seem to work best with patients that have referred pain into the hip or […]

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Case study – Pelvic driven knee pain in a netballer

I thought you might enjoy reading a few case studies on how I have incorporated various treatment approaches. Let me know below if you want to read any more and I will write up a few. In my first case study, Ms B is an 18-year-old female that plays netball and swims at a high level. […]

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PE #016 Preventing hamstring injuries with Dr Kristian Thorborg

Hamstrings are one of the most common acute muscular injuries in athletics and team sports. In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast I discuss recent research with promising results preventing hamstring injuries with Dr Kristian Thorborg, a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist in Copenhagen, Denmark. This podcast is hosted by David Pope, an Australian Physiotherapist. Tags: […]

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PE #015 Cervicogenic headaches with Ken Niere

  How can you recognise when the cervical spine is involved in a patients headache? How can you treat headaches caused by cervical dysfunction? What role does manual therapy play in their treatment? When and how should you treat their cervical motor control? In this podcast, Ken Niere and David Pope discuss cervicogenic headaches, effective […]

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APA endorses “supportive” football boots to “prevent Sever’s”

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What is an endorsement for football boots? Does it mean it actually does what the manufacturer says it does, or that the company has paid money for an endorsement? I’m quite interested by the statement in the latest In Motion magazine: “The APA now endorses the ASICS 2012 Football Range, which is designed to protect […]

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PE #014 Chronic Low Back Pain with Peter O’Sullivan

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What is contributing to your patients low back pain? How do you know when manual therapy, education, exercise, motor control programs, CBT or any other approach for chronic LBP will be helpful? In episode 14 of the Physio Edge podcast, Peter O’Sullivan and David Pope discuss chronic low back pain, Peter’s research into this area, […]

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Optimise images for your clinic website

You have roughly 8 seconds to grab a patients interest on your clinic website before they go elsewhere. If your website takes forever to load because of large image files, it’s time to optimise your pictures and improve the speed of your website. There is a free program for Mac users called ImageOptim, available from http://imageoptim.com/ which […]

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PE #013 Cervical Spine Artery and VBI testing with Roger Kerry

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Treatment of the cervical spine often involves some degree of manual therapy or manipulation, and VBI testing is generally encouraged or required prior to this. In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Roger Kerry, a Physiotherapist, Lecturer and Researcher from Nottingham University and David Pope discuss Cervical Arterial Dysfunction (CAD), the accuracy and limitations […]

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Filemaker Pro 12 for the clinic – successes and failures

Physio clinic software, particularly for the iPad and the Mac is not exactly what I would call great at the moment, and I started this trial of Filemaker Pro with high expectations. So far, this trial has been a mixed bag of success and a fair dose of limitations. Here are some of the features […]

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PE #012 Plantar Fascia, Achilles Tendinopathy and Nerve Entrapments with Russell Wright

  David Pope and Russell Wright talk about everything to do with feet and ankles. Plantar Fascia and Achilles Tendinopathy are conditions that need good differential diagnosis and specific tailored treatment programs, especially in runners, and in this episode we chat about how you can get the best results with these patients. We cover: causes […]

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New Filemaker Pro 12 – customisable clinic software?

I’ve been looking into clinic software lately that is Mac and iPad compatible, and let’s just say there’s not a lot out there that will work on both (without slowing the Mac down with Windows software), and is reasonably priced. Low and behold, Apple subsidiary Filemaker have released a brand new version today – Filemaker […]

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PE #011 Hamstring Tendinopathy with Dr Alison Grimaldi

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Hamstrings are one of the more frequently injured muscles in sportspeople, and in this episode, Alison and I discuss hamstring tendinopathy, symptoms, assessment and treatment of this common condition. Some of the aspects we explore in this podcast are: Subjective clues that someone may have a Hamstring Tendinopathy Differentiating Hamstring Tendinopathy from pain of Lumbar […]

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PE #010 Biomechanics of running with Blaise Dubois

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Barefoot running has been sweeping the globe in the last few years, and as a Physio, which of your patients are best suited to this type of running technique. How does running technique relate to a runner’s pain and dysfunction, and really, what is the ideal running technique? In this podcast with Blaise Dubois – […]

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Big bulky shoes – why wear them?

Which patients should you recommend minimalist shoes, and who should wear big bulky shoes? Great post and recommendations by Blaise Dubois – have a read. http://www.therunningclinic.ca/blog/2012/01/10-bonnes-raisons-de-courir-en-grosses-chaussures-10-good-reasons-to-run-in-big-bulky-shoes-2/ 

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PE #009 Lateral Hip Pain with Dr Alison Grimaldi

Patients regularly present for Physiotherapy with lateral hip pain. This is often aggravated by walking or standing, sidesleeping, performing hip stretches, and sitting, amongst other activities, and lateral hip pain can often mimic lumbar spine pathology. In this podcast, Alison and I discuss symptoms, assessment and treatment of an extremely common cause of lateral hip […]

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PE #008: Golf Injuries and Performance Improvement. An Interview with Matt Green

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All golfers want to hit as far as Tiger Woods, but without the injuries. How can you treat the injuries in your golfing patients, prevent further injury and improve their “coachability” and performance? Golfers regularly need Physio treatment for injuries like tendinopathy around the elbow, low back and neck pain, and plenty of other injuries. […]

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PE #007: Dry Needling with Andrew Hutton

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Dry Needling has become incredibly popular in Physiotherapy recently. Is dry needling really the way forward for Physios? In this podcast I chat with Andrew Hutton of Dry Needling Plus, presenter of the Dry Needling Plus courses for Clinical Edge, and we discuss dry needling and whether it complements regular Physio treatment. Some of the […]

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PE #006: TA, “Core Stability”, Drivers and going beyond the pain experience with LJ Lee

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When should Transversus (TA) be included in your patient rehab? When is TA retraining a waste of time? Are your patients running like a block of wood with legs? Is planking good for anything other than entertaining your mates? How can we go beyond just treating the pain experience to connect with your patient and […]

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PE #005: Tendons and tendinopathy with Jill Cook

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What causes tendon breakdown? What are the stages of tendinopathy, and how do they effect your treatment? Is treatment just about eccentric training? When should NSAID’s be used? This is part of the great discussion I had with Jill Cook about tendons and tendinopathy. We also chatted about some other aspects of tendinopathy, including Factors […]

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PE #004: Hip Injuries and Labral tears. An interview with Nichole Hamilton

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  Acetabular Labral tears in the hip are becoming more commonly diagnosed and operated on. In this episode, I chat to Nichole Hamilton, a Physio with a lot of experience treating hips, designing post-op arthroscopic hip protocols and lecturing about the hip. Some nice insights into hip injuries and diagnosing and treating labral tears. This […]

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