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Concussion linked to greater academic dysfunction than extremity injury in students

May 25, 2016

Recent findings published in the American Journal of Public Health showed that students experienced greater academic dysfunction 1 week after concussion compared with students who experienced extremity injuries. However, 1 month after injury, there was no difference between the groups.

“Most students who play sports are not going to become professional athletes,” Erin B. Wasserman, PhD, at the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a press release. “But, they will need to continue with school and prepare for a career.”

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Lower hip ROM found in soccer players with previous hip, groin injuries

April 27, 2016
Although results from a cross-sectional study of professional soccer players indicated decreased hip range of motion correlated with more hip- and groin-related symptoms…
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Concussed athletes found likely to sustain lower extremity injuries after return to play

April 25, 2016
Athletes with concussions have a higher chance of sustaining acute lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries after return to play than athletes without concussions…

Review article provides orthopedic insight on minimalist running

April 22, 2016
Although advancements in running shoe technology during the last 40 years has not reduced injuries, a literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy

Evaluation of Shoulder Injuries in the Youth Athlete

Pediatric Annals, June 2012, Volume 41 Issue 6
Shoulder pain in the adolescent population is quite different from the adult population. The difference relates to the…
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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: Examining return to play in intercollegiate contact athletes following arthroscopic stabilization for anterior shoulder instability

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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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Low Star Excursion Balance Test scores linked with risk of ankle sprains in football players

March 9, 2016
Recently published results that evaluated high school and collegiate football players during the preseason highlighted lower Star Excursion Balance…

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High proportion of upper limb injuries found among child soccer players

March 8, 2016
Children who played soccer had a relatively high proportion of fractures and bone stress, as well as injuries to the upper limbs, according to…

Concussion tests may present challenges for athletes who speak English as a second language

March 8, 2016
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation recently published a study that showed vision test times for possible…

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Several risk factors identified for grade 3 pivot shift following acute ACL injury

March 8, 2016
Pivoting sports involvement at the time of injury, abnormal lateral posterior-inferior tibial slope, anterolateral capsular ligament disruptions and…

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