Early versus delayed rehabilitation after acute muscle injury

This has been the article of the week it seems in the SEM world, and according to Karim Khan one of the top 10 most influential papers of the year.

This is a Danish study that investigated the difference between early (2 days post-injury) and delayed (9 days post-injury) rehab in a group of 50 amateur athletes with a mix of thigh injuries (~60%) and calf injuries (~40%). As perhaps expected, the early group had much quicker RTP times. I don’t know why it’s only entered as a correspondence article in the NEJM. But anyways here it is:

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1708134

 

More information about the study can be found in the supplementary appendix pdf:

http://www.nejm.org/doi/suppl/10.1056/NEJMc1708134/suppl_file/nejmc1708134_appendix.pdf

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