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ECG standards are clearer than what appears from reading this article. (Nicola Sanna, 01 October 2014)

The interpretation of the ECG in a special population such as professional sportsmen should be performed by cardiologist or experts who routinarily see this type of "patients", as they will develop a specific expertise on uncommon anomalies, such short QT, Brugada, long QT, apical cardiomyopathy. There are plenty of articles telling how to correctly tell hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from physiological hypertrophy.  In my opinion, the bibliography of this article should also include something more recent, such as: Recommendation for interpretation of 12-lead electrocardiogram in the athlete Corrado D. et al. European Heart Journal (2010) 31 (2): 243-259.   I did enjoy reading the article, though.  Thank you.   read full comment

Comment on: Heron et al. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 6:5

Anterior/posterior tibial translation (Yasuharu Nagano, 11 January 2012)

Although we calculated knee kinematics, including anterior/posterior tibial translation, we have not described tibial translation because of the low validity of the results obtained. read full comment

Comment on: Nagano et al. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 3:14

Author's response (Sung-Jae Kim, 10 January 2012)

This letter is on response to the letter written by Angel Checa, MD, in regard to my article “Medial and lateral discoid menisci: a case report.”

The incidence rate of medial patella plica has been reported variously in the literature, ranging from 18.5% to 60% [1,2]. However, the occurrence of symptoms caused by a mediopatella plica is rare, ranging from 3.7% to 11% [3-5]. In my experience, I could find mediopatellar plica in 72.0% of patients. However it is difficult for me to find any associations between mediopatella plica and discoid meniscus, and also between pathologic mediopatella plica and discoid meniscus. As I reported [6], discoid meniscus had associated with intraarticular anomalies (14%), such as anomalous insertion of the medial meniscus, anterior... read full comment

Comment on: Kim et al. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2:21

Is the association of mediopatellar plica and discoid meniscus an irrelevant arthroscopic finding? Commentary about Kim et al article: "Medial and lateral discoid menisci: a case report." (Angel Checa, 18 January 2011)

I read with interest the report by Kim et al (1): “Medial and lateral discoid menisci: a case report.” Although I agree with their annotations regarding discoid meniscus, I would like to make some comments.

The mediopatellar plica is a well known cause of knee pain and mechanical complaints, and the reason why it was resected by the authors (1). However, the occurrence of medial plica and discoid meniscus is unknown, probably because it is underestimated by orthopedic surgeons, as occurred in this report (1).

In a recent Spanish publication that included 220 consecutive arthroscopies of the knee in Cuban patients, the association of a pathologic mediopatellar plica in knees with lateral discoid meniscus represented 91 percent (2). Lateral discoid was... read full comment

Comment on: Kim et al. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2:21