April 2018 - Volume 97 - Issue 4

  • Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
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April 2018

Dear AJPM&R readers,   

This issue of the AJPM&R includes a combination of research studies in the two content areas of the specialty, neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.  The potential benefits of injections for low back pain, ultrasound for bone-tendon healing, and plasma rich platelets for osteoarthritis are explored in three separate studies.  The theoretical bases for these interventions is sound but more research is needed to define their effectiveness and therapeutic value.  These musculoskeletal conditions significantly compromise function and limit independence in an aging population.  A combination with more classical rehabilitative techniques such as exercise training may be an important part of the answer.​

Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief ​

Current Issue Highlights

Limbic and Basal Ganglia Neuroanatomical Correlates of Gait and Executive Function: Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment and Intact Cognition

McGough, Ellen L.; Kelly, Valerie E.; Weaver, Kurt E.; More

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 97(4):229-235, April 2018.

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