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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children
May 9, 2017

Read the Perspective from Anthony P. Kontos, PhD

Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a concussion, according to research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Researchers noted that this form of testing can more correctly assess potential lingering effects more successfully than the standard Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT-3).

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Young athletes with previous knee injury had higher risk of OA

May 2, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Young athletes who previously sustained an intra-articular knee injury had a higher risk of structural changes associated with future osteoarthritis…
In the Journals

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

March 10, 2017
Recently published results showed National Football League players with combined thumb ulnar collateral ligament and radial collateral ligament tears had significantly…
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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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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: Recognize certain principles in repair of rotator cuff tears

January 10, 2017
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BLOG: Youth football injuries can be prevented, minimized with some precaution

October 13, 2015
Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes in the United States. It also leads all other sports in the number of yearly…

In the Journals

Stresses on elbow during pitching may alter multiple structures

October 12, 2015
In a pre- and post-season ultrasound evaluation of high school pitchers’ elbows, adaptive changes occurred to multiple structures about the…

AAOS announces new guidelines for ACL injury prevention and treatment

October 6, 2015
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently announced that its board of directors has approved appropriate use criteria for ACL injury…

Biologic patch augmentation seen as safe, effective treatment for massive rotator cuff tears

Orthopedics Today, October 2015
A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data with a minimum 2-year follow-up indicates the efficacy of biologic patch augmentation for…

Increases in Tommy John surgeries likely after elbow injury in young athletes

Orthopedics Today, October 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Researchers observed an increase in the incidence of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction among young athletes between the…

Survey reveals majority of adults do not recognize common concussion symptoms

October 1, 2015
A recent survey of 1,000 adults in the United States, conducted by KRC Research in partnership with Abbott, revealed 80% of adults cannot identify…

In the Journals

Hip internal rotation during skating deceleration likely cause of higher FAI rate in ice hockey goaltenders

September 23, 2015
According to recently published data, hip internal rotation during skating deceleration is likely the cause of femoroacetabular impingement being…

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BLOG: Know the injury patterns, risk factors for young baseball players

September 16, 2015
Baseball is our American pastime and it has always been expected to be a safe and healthy sport. However since 2000, there has been a five- to…

Perspective

Reoperation rate of meniscal tears left during ACL reconstruction identified

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Award-winning research using data from the MOON Knee Group indicates stable meniscal tears left in situ at the time of ACL…

Safety, efficacy seen for autologous chondrocyte cartilage implant

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
CHICAGO — Results of a phase 2 clinical trial indicate the safety and efficacy of an autologous chondrocyte tissue implant for treatment of…

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