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Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL

Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL
March 10, 2017

Recently published results showed National Football League players with combined thumb ulnar collateral ligament and radial collateral ligament tears had significantly higher instability and pain compared with players with isolated thumb ulnar collateral ligament injuries.

Researchers included 32 NFL players with 36 thumb metacarpophalangeal collateral ligament injuries, which were confirmed by review of both physical examination findings and MRI. They obtained player demographics, surgical details and return-to-play data from the team electronic medical record and surgeons’ records.

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VIDEO: Romeo discusses treatment options for SLAP, bicep tendon lesions in athletes

February 10, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, provided treatment options for superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) and…
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VIDEO: Arciero discusses arthroscopic Bankart repair for shoulder instability in non-collision athletes

February 8, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Robert A. Arciero, MD, discussed shoulder instability in the non-collision athlete. He said he primarily…
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New tool to determine when athletes can resume sports after concussion may be available soon

January 26, 2017
Researchers and a biotechnology company are working toward making a test more readily available for clinicians to detect the protein tau in patients with brain
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Assessment of Cervical Spinal Canal Geometry by Football Position in Athletes in the NFL Scouting Combine

Orthopedics, November/December 2008, Volume 31 Issue 11
The Torg ratio and space available for the cord (SAC) have been applied in the literature to characterize spinal…
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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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Speaker: First shot is the best shot for meniscal tears

January 9, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Meniscal tears are a common knee problem that offer an opportunity to better define the indications for repair, according to…

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'Return to learn' laws for children with concussions lacking, inconsistent nationwide

December 21, 2016
Data published in Pediatrics showed that “return to learn” guidelines have not been widely implemented nationwide to improve support…

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Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower quality of life

November 17, 2016
Children with persistent symptoms for 12 weeks following a concussion demonstrated a lower health-related quality of life than children who

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Same day 'return to play' after concussion common among youth athletes

October 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Although concussion guidelines recommend removal from play following injury, 38% of youth athletes return to play same day…

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Sharp rise in youth soccer injuries calls for greater prevention efforts

September 20, 2016
The increase in youth soccer-related injuries — particularly closed head injuries and concussions that have risen by an annual rate of almost…

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Increased chance of ACL rupture found among collegiate athletes with slower stabilization time

September 18, 2016
Results from this case-control study demonstrated an increased chance of ACL rupture among collegiate athletes with slower backward time to…

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Pediatricians take front line in management of concussions

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2016
In June, a joint study from the CDC and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia identified an alarming trend in how the United States evaluates…

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Study: Soccer players’ training, competition workload may help predict injuries

September 1, 2016
Findings from an analysis of youth soccer players that focused on possible links between training and injury have resulted in a set of initial…

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ImPACT computerized tests for postconcussion assessments gain FDA marketing OK

August 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved the marketing of a pair of medical devices, including one intended for pediatric patients, designed to assess cognitive…

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Player-on-player contact leads to greater head impact magnitude in high school football players

August 3, 2016
Rule or coaching changes to reduce head impact in player-to-player contact should be implemented to prevent greater head impact magnitude in high…

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