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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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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
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Nonoperative Biological Treatment Approach for Partial Achilles Tendon Lesion

Orthopedics, February 2010, Volume 33 Issue 2
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July 10, 2015
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Study notes stable postoperative pain scores, indications for trochleoplasty

July 10, 2015
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Decreases in meniscal thickness after partial meniscectomy demonstrate no additional adverse effects

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Neuroimaging often normal after sports concussions in children

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Delayed ACL reconstruction linked to negative impact on activities of daily living in young patients

June 15, 2015
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Further ACL injury more common in contralateral ACL after initial reconstruction

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