Athletic Care/Injuries

Top Story

Study cites differences in concussion outcomes for football players by level of competition

Study cites differences in concussion outcomes for football players by level of competition
July 20, 2016

Investigators of this study found youth athletes, high school athletes and collegiate athletes who played football had different concussion-related outcomes which may be due to factors such as biologic differences or variations in policies.

“Overall, having athletic trainers on-site at any level of play is important to detect, diagnose and manage concussion,” Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH, told Healio.com/Orthopedics. “All colleges should have an athletic trainer on-site during football games and practices. However, a number of high schools do not have access to a full-time athletic trainer, and many youth football leagues do not have any access. An investment in an athletic trainer at these games and [at] practices is an investment in the health and safety of our adolescent and children athletes.”

Meeting News Coverage

Concussion rate rises among adolescents

July 18, 2016
Concussion injuries have significantly increased in the general population, predominantly driven by a substantial rise among adolescents, according to study findings…
Meeting News Coverage

High return-to-play rates found for football players who underwent surgery for shoulder instability

July 18, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Results presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting showed high-level intercollegiate football…

Athletes who delay reporting concussion may have longer recovery times

July 12, 2016
Athletes who did not immediately report concussion symptoms and continued to play had a greater chance for prolonged recovery than athletes who immediately reported…
Feature Article

Effectiveness of Interference Screw Fixation in Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Orthopedics, July 2008, Volume 31 Issue 7
Ulnar collateral ligament disruptions of the elbow are increasingly common for athletes involved in overhead sports…
More »
CME

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
More »
Featured
Video
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Pitchers should focus on core, leg strengthening to avoid upper extremity injuries

March 23, 2016
More »

Study cites differences in concussion outcomes for football players by level of competition

July 20, 2016
Investigators of this study found youth athletes, high school athletes and collegiate athletes who played football had different concussion-related…

Meeting News Coverage

Concussion rate rises among adolescents

July 18, 2016
Concussion injuries have significantly increased in the general population, predominantly driven by a substantial rise among adolescents, according…

Meeting News Coverage

High return-to-play rates found for football players who underwent surgery for shoulder instability

July 18, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Results presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting showed high-level…

Athletes who delay reporting concussion may have longer recovery times

July 12, 2016
Athletes who did not immediately report concussion symptoms and continued to play had a greater chance for prolonged recovery than athletes who…

In the Journals

Somatization linked to delayed symptom resolution in pediatric concussions

July 12, 2016
Anxiety correlated with delayed symptom resolution in children recovering from concussions and may be a priority for early intervention in future…

Meeting News Coverage

Age linked with career length for professional hockey players following hip arthroscopy for FAI

July 10, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Patient age at the time of surgery was the only predictor of career length among professional hockey players who…

Meeting News Coverage

Landmark trials can significantly impact orthopedic treatment methodologies

July 9, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — According to a paper presented here, a landmark clinical trial had a significant impact on the management of acute…

Meeting News Coverage

Recreational athletes found likely to return to sport following hip arthroscopy for FAI

July 9, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — According to a speaker here, patients who identify as recreational or amateur athletes and underwent hip arthroscopy…

Meeting News Coverage

Patients likely benefit from Bankart repair of initial shoulder dislocation

July 8, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — According to research presented here, Bankart repair following initial shoulder dislocation leads to improved patient…

Meeting News Coverage

Preoperative condition seen as key in return to baseline function after anterior shoulder instability

July 8, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rather than surgical factors, data presented here indicate patient preoperative condition is the most important…

More Headlines »
morganatic-roan