Volume 2 Issue 4
Naproxen Sodium Does Not Affect Aerobic Capacity
Lamont Cavanagh MD, David K. Brennan MEd, Thomas W. Allen DO MPH*, Douglas Ivins MD, Louis E. Mulke DO
A within-subject repeated measures design study was conducted to measure the effect of oral naproxen sodium on physical performance during exercise. Fifteen recreational runners, nine males (mean age 30.8 years) and six females (mean age 26.9 years) participated in the study. A modified Bruce graded exercise treadmill test was conducted during weeks 1, 5, and 7. The participants ingested two 220 mg naproxen sodium tablets each morning and 12 hours later for a total of 880 mg per day during weeks 3, 4, and 5. The subjects were retested 2 weeks after stopping the drug.
Reconstruction of Neglected Ruptured Patellar Tendon Using Ipsilateral Semitendinosus Tendon and a Turndown Quadriceps Tendon Flap
Faycal Trichine*, Ibrahim Delloul, Tarek Bouzidi, Assia Benhabiles, Mahdjoub.Bouzitouna
Neglected rupture of the patellar tendon is a rare, can be easily missed in a group of patients. The most common rupture sites are the inferior pole of patella and distal insertion; ruptures at the midsubstance are very rare. Extensor mechanism adhesions and scar tissue formation makes the treatment more difficult than acute tendon rupture. Different techniques have been described for reconstruction of this uncommon problem that includes use of autografts, allografts and synthetic materials.