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Return to play after concussion differs for each athlete

October 21, 2014

BOSTON — There is no rigid return-to-play protocol for every concussion, and no athlete responds the same way to a concussion, according to data presented here.

In most cases, the severity of a concussion cannot be determined directly after the injury and most often only becomes clear over time, Mark R. Proctor, MD, said at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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Improper trunk rotation sequence may influence injury risk in baseball players

October 10, 2014
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Eight important items from Impact of Sports Summit, ASSH

October 10, 2014
Orthopedics Today features eight stories and videos of importance to emerge from the Impact of Sports 2014 Summit and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand…
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ACI of talus shows positive long-term results after previous failed surgery

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Among patients in whom previous surgery for osteochondral lesions of the talus failed, autologous chondrocyte implantation of the talus yielded improvement in all…
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The challenges of a team physician

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Anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction with notchplasty improved anterior stability

September 12, 2014
Anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction with notchplasty improved anterior stability, and no harmful effects were found on patellofemoral joint…
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Medial meniscectomy may offer easier road to recovery than lateral

September 10, 2014
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Supraspinatus weakness elevates arm injury risk in young pitchers

September 8, 2014
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Teens experience both physical and emotional post concussion symptoms

September 5, 2014
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Cervical stiffness, less angular displacement may reduce head impact after perturbation

September 5, 2014
Athletes with greater cervical stiffness and less angular displacement after perturbation had lower odds of sustaining higher-magnitude head impacts;…
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Riddell, TGen team with ASU football to refine football helmet safety

September 4, 2014
Riddell and the Translational Genomics Research Institute have announced the Arizona State University Sun Devil football program will again…

Recovery regression seen in athletes who return from concussions too quickly

September 3, 2014
High school athletes who returned to the field after being medically cleared within 60 days of a concussion experienced significant regression in…
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MRI model effectively determines capitellar osteochondritis dissecans lesion characteristics

September 3, 2014
An MRI staging model utilized in a recent study was able to effectively estimate classification and instability of capitellar osteochondritis…

FDA: No dietary supplement can treat concussion symptoms

September 3, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is monitoring the marketplace and taking action against products that claim to be able to treat, cure or manage…
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Osteochondritis dissecans prevalent among adolescent baseball players with certain risk factors

September 2, 2014
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