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Less time between pitches may increase muscle fatigue

Less time between pitches may increase muscle fatigue
June 28, 2016

A simulation of baseball pitches showed decreasing the time between pitches may significantly increase muscle fatigue and the risk of ligament injury, according to results.

Researchers used a computer model to predict muscle fatigue in simulated baseball games for 73 American League starting pitchers from the 2014 season. Researchers examined muscle fatigue with rest determined by a self-selected pitching pace, 12 seconds of rest (as represented by Rule 8.04 from the Major Baseball League) and with 20 seconds of rest as examined on the pitch clock in the 2014 Arizona Fall League.

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VIDEO: A look at return-to-play in extreme sport athletes

June 23, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan, MD, spoke about what physicians need to consider when they clear athletes for return-to-play in extreme sports.
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VIDEO: Hackett discusses differences in caring for extreme athletes vs traditional athletes

June 13, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the differences between providing care for traditional…
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VIDEO: Hackett talks snowboarding and related injuries

June 11, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the extreme sport of snowboarding and its associated injuries, both in the casual participant and elite-level…
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The Effect of Postoperative Immobilization on the Healing of Radiofrequency Heat Probe Modified Tissue: Assessment of Tissue Length, Stiffness, and Morphology

Orthopedics, February 2008, Volume 31 Issue 2
The effect of postoperative immobilization on the length, stiffness, and structure of connective tissue after…
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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…
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VIDEO: Hackett talks snowboarding and related injuries

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

March 23, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Peter N. Chalmers, MD, spoke about the results of a study that…

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Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy linked with pain relief and improved function for tennis elbow

March 15, 2016
At 3-year follow-up, patients with recalcitrant tennis elbow who underwent minimally invasive percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy experienced sustained…

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Link may exist between revision UCL reconstruction and poorer performance among MLB pitchers

March 15, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — There is likely a link between Major League Baseball pitchers who undergo revision ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction and…

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Career length and performance decreased after ACL injury in professional hockey players

March 14, 2016
Although most professional hockey players are able to return to play after ACL injury, career length and performance may be significantly decreased…

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Return to play rates high among NCAA Division I female soccer players after ACL reconstruction

March 13, 2016
Investigators of this study found high return-to-play rates after ACL reconstruction among collegiate female soccer players, especially those with…

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Link seen with low normalized knee separation, risk of lower extremity injury in female youth soccer players

March 11, 2016
Among post-menarchal soccer players, investigators found a correlation between low normalized knee separation during drop-jump testing and an…

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Several factors linked with graft rupture in young patients after endoscopic ACL reconstruction

March 11, 2016
Results from this prospective study indicated 15 years after ACL reconstruction in patients aged 18 years and younger, the survival rate was 83% for…

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Return to sport likely for French Alpine skiers following ACL rupture

March 9, 2016
Findings from this study showed after an ACL rupture it was possible to return to preinjury performance or even higher and age is a high indicator…

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Similar outcomes after all-layers, bursal layer-only repair for delaminated rotator cuff tears

March 9, 2016
Results from this retrospective comparative study demonstrated the all-layers repair for delaminated rotator cuff repair compared with the bursal…

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Study highlights rate, timing of return to sports and employment after shoulder hemiarthroplasty

March 9, 2016
Results from this study indicated that among patients who underwent shoulder hemiarthroplasty, 67.2% participated in at least one sports…

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