The Canadian Spine Rules and the NEXUS Spine Rules provide important algorithms to determine if radiographs are needed.
Read more When are C-Spine Radiographs Needed?
There are several tests available for assessing the return to play. Six lower extremity functional tests are discussed to assess strength, symmetry, balance, and/or agility.
Read more Functional Lower Extremity Tests
The posterior cruciate (PCL) is composed of two bands that blend together. It attaches to the posterior intercondylar area and passes anterosuperiorly to insert into the lateral surface of the medial femoral condyle. The PCL is responsible for posterior translation of the tibia on the femur in open kinetic chain and anterior translation of the femur on the tibia in closed kinetic chain.
Read more The “Other” Cruciate Ligament, AKA PCL
Evaluating the SI Joint can be challenging with very small amounts of movement and tests with variable statistical values.
Read more Challenges of SI Testing: Part 2
The SI joint is stabilized by a network of ligaments and muscles. The normal sacroiliac joint has been shown to have approximately 2-4 mm of movement. So yes, the SIJ does move!
Read more Challenges of SI Testing: Part 1