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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.”

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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…
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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…
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Insertional Footprint Anatomy of the Pectoralis Major Tendon

Orthopedics, January 2010, Volume 33 Issue 1
Correct anatomical repair of pectoralis major tendon injuries requires accurate identification of the humeral insertion…
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Bracing showed mixed effects on patient outcomes following revision ACL reconstruction

July 8, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — According to a speaker here, the use of an ACL brace in patient rehabilitation following ACL reconstructing provided…

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An 18-year-old male with left knee pain

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
Brandon J. Erickson, MD; Eric Makhni, MD; Travis R. Smith, PAC; Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD
A healthy 18-year-old men sustained a left knee dislocation while snowboarding 4 days prior to presentation to our office. He was seen immediately…

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Articular cartilage injuries can be effectively treated with nonsurgical, surgical methods

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
While articular cartilage injuries present unique challenges and need to be evaluated in each patient, both nonsurgical and surgical treatment have…

Comparable clinical results found with hamstring, patellar tendon ACL reconstruction

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
At an average 15-year follow-up, hamstring tendon and patellar tendon ACL reconstructions demonstrated comparable results for a variety of clinical…

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Consider overuse injuries in female youth athlete

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Rachel M. Frank, MD
Since passage of Title IX in 1972, a comprehensive federal law that required gender equity in every education program or activity receiving federal…

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Identification of soft tissue injury in tibial plateau fractures seem as vital to treatment

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
In the treatment of tibial plateau fractures in extreme sports athletes, determining whether there is a soft tissue injury and treating the fracture…

Intraoperative corticosteroid injection may increase infection risk after knee arthroscopy

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
Medicare patients who underwent ipsilateral intra-articular knee corticosteroid injections at the time of knee arthroscopy had a significantly…

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Physical therapy resolved injuries in ultra-runners

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
While lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries are common among ultra-runners, treatment through physical therapy has been shown to resolve a high…

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Researchers aim to promote injury prevention among adolescent athletes

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
During the past decade, orthopedic surgeons have seen an increase in the number of injuries occurring in adolescent athletes and a decrease in the…

Study finds increased incidence of little league shoulder diagnosis

July 1, 2016
Investigators of this study found an increased frequency in the diagnosis of little league shoulder and that a third of patients showed evidence of…

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