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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

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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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Sporting activity following discectomy for lumbar disc herniation

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New youth concussion screening technology and data collection to roll out in District of Columbia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from the Children’s National Health System and MedStar Sports Medicine recently announced new…

Mobile app helps patients monitor concussion symptoms

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Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center will conduct a study of a new mobile app, designed to help patients with concussions track their symptoms…

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Better results and survivorship found with refixation vs partial meniscectomy for root tears

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A minimum 5-year follow-up of patients with medial meniscus posterior root tears showed patients who underwent refixation had superior clinical…

High rates of return to sport seen after arthroscopic Bankart repair

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Although a survey of patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair for the treatment of chronic shoulder instability showed all patients who…

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Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

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