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Study cites differences in concussion outcomes for football players by level of competition

Study cites differences in concussion outcomes for football players by level of competition
July 20, 2016

Investigators of this study found youth athletes, high school athletes and collegiate athletes who played football had different concussion-related outcomes which may be due to factors such as biologic differences or variations in policies.

“Overall, having athletic trainers on-site at any level of play is important to detect, diagnose and manage concussion,” Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH, told Healio.com/Orthopedics. “All colleges should have an athletic trainer on-site during football games and practices. However, a number of high schools do not have access to a full-time athletic trainer, and many youth football leagues do not have any access. An investment in an athletic trainer at these games and [at] practices is an investment in the health and safety of our adolescent and children athletes.”

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Concussion rate rises among adolescents

July 18, 2016
Concussion injuries have significantly increased in the general population, predominantly driven by a substantial rise among adolescents, according to study findings…
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High return-to-play rates found for football players who underwent surgery for shoulder instability

July 18, 2016
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Athletes who delay reporting concussion may have longer recovery times

July 12, 2016
Athletes who did not immediately report concussion symptoms and continued to play had a greater chance for prolonged recovery than athletes who immediately reported…
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Apophyseal Avulsion Fractures of the Hip and Pelvis

Orthopedics, January 2009, Volume 32 Issue 1
Apophyseal avulsion fractures of the hip and pelvis are injuries that usually occur in the adolescent athlete. However…
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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: Pitchers should focus on core, leg strengthening to avoid upper extremity injuries

March 23, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Peter N. Chalmers, MD, spoke about the results of a study that…

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Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy linked with pain relief and improved function for tennis elbow

March 15, 2016
At 3-year follow-up, patients with recalcitrant tennis elbow who underwent minimally invasive percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy experienced sustained…

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Link may exist between revision UCL reconstruction and poorer performance among MLB pitchers

March 15, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — There is likely a link between Major League Baseball pitchers who undergo revision ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction and…

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Career length and performance decreased after ACL injury in professional hockey players

March 14, 2016
Although most professional hockey players are able to return to play after ACL injury, career length and performance may be significantly decreased…

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Return to play rates high among NCAA Division I female soccer players after ACL reconstruction

March 13, 2016
Investigators of this study found high return-to-play rates after ACL reconstruction among collegiate female soccer players, especially those with…

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Link seen with low normalized knee separation, risk of lower extremity injury in female youth soccer players

March 11, 2016
Among post-menarchal soccer players, investigators found a correlation between low normalized knee separation during drop-jump testing and an…

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Several factors linked with graft rupture in young patients after endoscopic ACL reconstruction

March 11, 2016
Results from this prospective study indicated 15 years after ACL reconstruction in patients aged 18 years and younger, the survival rate was 83% for…

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Return to sport likely for French Alpine skiers following ACL rupture

March 9, 2016
Findings from this study showed after an ACL rupture it was possible to return to preinjury performance or even higher and age is a high indicator…

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Similar outcomes after all-layers, bursal layer-only repair for delaminated rotator cuff tears

March 9, 2016
Results from this retrospective comparative study demonstrated the all-layers repair for delaminated rotator cuff repair compared with the bursal…

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Study highlights rate, timing of return to sports and employment after shoulder hemiarthroplasty

March 9, 2016
Results from this study indicated that among patients who underwent shoulder hemiarthroplasty, 67.2% participated in at least one sports…

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