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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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Lower hip ROM found in soccer players with previous hip, groin injuries

April 27, 2016
Although results from a cross-sectional study of professional soccer players indicated decreased hip range of motion correlated with more hip- and groin-related symptoms…
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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
Although advancements in running shoe technology during the last 40 years has not reduced injuries, a literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy
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Contemporary Management of Symptomatic Bipartite Patella

Orthopedics, November 2009, Volume 32 Issue 11
The patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the body ossifying from 1 center in 77% and from 2 or 3 centers in 23% of…
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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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Andrews talks treatment of young athletes with in-season shoulder dislocations

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Shoulder arthroscopy linked with few adverse events in older patients

March 4, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — According to data presented here, older patients who undergo shoulder arthroscopy are unlikely to experience postoperative…

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Pitch velocity, BMI cited as predictors of UCL reconstruction among MLB pitchers

March 3, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Pitch velocity, the mean velocity of pitches and pitcher BMI were predictors of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction among…

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No benefits seen with application of platelet- and leucocyte-rich fibrin during rotator cuff repair

February 22, 2016
Results from this level 1 study showed clinical outcomes, anatomic healing rate, and mean postoperative defect size and tendon quality at 1 year did…

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Most children sustain MPFL injuries located at the patellar attachment site

February 18, 2016
Skeletally immature children with primary lateral patellar dislocations have a greater chance of sustaining medial patellofemoral ligament injuries…

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Less knee joint loading correlated with early knee OA following ACL reconstruction

February 18, 2016
Patients with early radiographic evidence of knee osteoarthritis 5 years after ACL reconstruction had lower knee adduction moments and medial…

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Minimal soft tissue dissection, careful suture placement are keys to limited incision repair of acute midsubstance Achilles tendon rupture

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Andrew R. Hsu, MD
Acute midsubstance Achilles tendon ruptures, an increasingly common athletic injury in patients 30 years to 50 years old, can result in significant…

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Elbow dislocations result in longer removal from play among high school athletes

February 6, 2016
Compared with nondislocation-associated elbow injuries, high school athletes who had elbow dislocations experienced longer removal from play and were…

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No link seen between recollection of initiating traumatic event, re-tear after cuff repair

February 2, 2016
Results from this retrospective case-control study found no significant differences in function and re-tear rates after arthroscopic rotator cuff…

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Return to play less likely for MLB pitchers after revision Tommy John surgery

January 21, 2016
Recently published data indicated performance and return to play among Major League Baseball players after revision Tommy John surgery decreased…

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Presenter notes open tennis elbow release simple compared with arthroscopy

January 15, 2016
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Compared with arthroscopic tennis elbow release, open tennis elbow release proved to be an easier and faster procedure…

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