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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
Young baseball pitchers who do not have proper trunk rotation sequence while pitching may have an elevated risk of shoulder injury due to greater forces and angles…

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

October 10, 2014
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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Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome in Twins

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The challenges of a team physician

September 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At the Impact of Sports 2014 Summit, Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, discussed the challenges that team…
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Divergent trends seen in meniscal and cartilage injuries between primary and revision ACL repair

August 27, 2014
In a community-based sample, the prevalence of articular cartilage injury increased between primary and revision ACL repair, whereas the prevalence…
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Female athletes at highest risk for first-time noncontact ACL tear

August 26, 2014
Although multiple factors influence first-time noncontact ACL injuries, female athletes are most at risk to sustain them, according to recently…

The top ten items to read regarding concussions

August 25, 2014
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted 10 important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding concussions.
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All-inside meniscal repair effective as isolated, concurrent ACL reconstruction procedure

August 22, 2014
Primary second-generation all-inside meniscal repair was shown to be effective both as an isolated procedure and when performed with concurrent ACL…

The top ten items to read regarding pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 21, 2014
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients. 
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Post-concussion assessment test shows reliability at multiple time points

August 21, 2014
A computerized neurocognitive assessment provided a reliable post-concussion test battery at 45 and 50 days after baseline assessment, according to…
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Study: Ultrashort echo-time MRI helps to find changes in deep tissue health

August 20, 2014
Recently published data found that ultrashort echo-time MRI has the ability to better diagnose changes in cartilage deep tissue health, which could…
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Study reveals shifting trends in the surgical treatment of SLAP lesions

August 20, 2014
A review of information from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery part II database indicates that the rate of SLAP repairs performed for both…

Overlap of concussion, neck injury symptoms makes diagnosis difficult

August 20, 2014
Researchers have found that symptoms from concussions and neck injuries tend to overlap, which can make discerning between the two injuries…
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Operative, nonoperative treatment of ACL injury yield similar outcomes

August 19, 2014
Minimal differences in outcomes and re-injury risks were seen between patients with ACL ruptures treated with or without surgery, according to…
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