TCF Bank Sports
Medicine Conference

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Presentation and Case Discussion


Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic physicians and surgeons, Residents and other Allied Health Professionals interested in surgical and non-surgical management including evaluation and post-operative treatment and rehabilitation.


7 a.m. - 8 a.m.  (4th Wednesday of the month)


TCF Bank Stadium ‘M’ Club Room


Enter through Benton County entrance and park in the Gopher Lot (enter from 23rd Avenue S.E., southeast corner of the stadium)

Upcoming Dates and Presenters:

  • January 23, 2013 - Upper extremity nerve entrapment syndromes
    • Paul Schaefer
  • February 27, 2013 - Mental Health and Athletes
    • Dave Olson, M.D. and others to be announced
  • March 27, 2013 - Dermatologic Issues in Sports
    • Kristin Abbott MD and Richard Schlotfeldt ATC
  • April 24, 2013 - TBD
  • May 22, 2013 - TBD
  • June 26, 2013 - TBD
  • July 2, 2013 - TBD
  • August 28, 2013 - TBD
  • September 25, 2013 - TBD
  • October 23, 2013 - TBD
  • November 27, 2013 - TBD


Contact Jenny White at 612-273-8059 or

This conference is sponsored by University of Minnesota Physicians Sports Medicine, TRIA Orthopaedic Center, and University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics.

Archived Presentations:

  • April 25, 2012 - Throwing injuries of the upper extremities, does internal impingement exist? [View Presentation]
    • Jeff Macalena, MD
    • Tony Leo, ATC
    • John Steubs, MD 
  • May 23, 2012 - Return to play and management of stress injuries
    • Ronni Beatty-Kollach, M.Ed., ATC
    • Suzanne Hecht, MD
    • Liza Arendt, MD
  • June 27, 2012 - Hip Pain and the Athlete
    • Mark Tompkins, MD
  • July 25, 2012 - Environmental Issues and the Athlete
    • Ralph Bovard, MD
  • September 26, 2012 - Drug Testing and Athletic Medicine: A Case-Based Discussion
    • Steven Stovitz, MD, MS
    • Moira Novak, MS, ATC
    • John Wendt, JD, MA
  • October 24, 2012 - Managing Shoulder Trauma: A Case-Based Approach
    • Alicia Harrison, MD
  • November 28, 2012 - Managing Patellar Tendinopathy: A Case-Based Approach

Presentation Supplements:

Larsson ME, Käll I, Nilsson-Helander K. Treatment of patellar tendinopathy -- a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2011 Dec 21
- Physical training and "particularly eccentric training, appears to be the treatment of choice for patients suffering from patellar tendinopathy."
- Strong evidence was found for the use of eccentric training to treat patellar tendinopathy.
- "Limited evidence" found for surgery, sclerosing injections, and shockwave therapy. 
- No reviews of PRP included.

Purdam CR, Jonsson P, Alfredson H, et al. A pilot study of the eccentric decline squat in the management of painful chronic patellar tendinopathy. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2004 Aug;38(4):395-7.
- Eccentric exercises helped to reduce pain in a small group of people with patellar tendinopathy. Six out of eight patients who performed eccentric training on a decline board returned to their sports and showed a significantly reduced level of pain over a 12 week eccentric exercise program.

Bahr R, Fossan B, Løken S, et al. Surgical treatment compared with eccentric training for patellar tendinopathy (Jumper's Knee). A randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume. 2006 Aug;88(8):1689-98.
- Conclusion: no advantage in surgical treatment for patellar tendinopathy compared with eccentric strength training. The authors recommended that eccentric exercises be tried before one contemplates surgery.
- Results after 12 months for the 20 knees in the eccentric training group: 7 knees no longer had symptoms; 8 had improvement, but continued to have some symptoms; and 5 had no improvement.
- 75% of the knees had full or partial improvement over that period.
- These subjects had an average duration of symptoms before enrolling in the study of nearly 3 years, with a range of 6 months to just over 8 years.
- The protocol in this study had participants add weight in a backpack in 5-kilogram (ll pound) increments when the subject's pain was low. 

Jonsson P, Alfredson H. Superior results with eccentric compared to concentric quadriceps training in patients with jumper's knee: a prospective randomised study. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2005 Nov;39(11):847-50.
- During the period of this study, eccentric exercise, but not concentric exercise, significantly reduced tendon pain during activity and improved function in athletes with chronic painful jumper’s knee (i.e. patellar tendinosis.) The exercise in each case was performed on a slant board.

Stanish WD, Rubinovich RM, Curwin S. Eccentric exercise in chronic tendinitis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1986 Jul;(208):65-8.
- This seminal article from 1986 is one of the earliest recommending eccentric exercise for chronic tendinitis, with correlation to pathophysiology of tendonosis.

Martin Bailey, Frederick Maillardet & Neil Messenger (2003): Kinematics of cycling in relation to anterior knee pain and patellar tendinitis, Journal of Sports Sciences, 21:8, 649-657


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