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ImPACT computerized tests for postconcussion assessments gain FDA marketing OK

August 24, 2016

The FDA recently approved the marketing of a pair of medical devices, including one intended for pediatric patients, designed to assess cognitive functioning after head injuries or suspected concussions.

The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPACT Pediatric, both marketed by ImPACT Applications, are intended to test cognitive skills of patients who could be affected by concussion, including word memory, reaction time and word recognition.

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Player-on-player contact leads to greater head impact magnitude in high school football players

August 3, 2016
Rule or coaching changes to reduce head impact in player-to-player contact should be implemented to prevent greater head impact magnitude in high school football…
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BLOG: Barefoot running: Is it good news for the knee?

Orthopaedics Today Europe, August 2016
Barefoot running is discussed in this Patellofemoral Update by Robin V. West, MD, and why health care providers should educate patients who have patellofemoral pain…

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…
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Subjective and Functional Outcomes Following Surgical Repair of Complete Ruptures of the Proximal Hamstring Complex

Orthopedics, November/December 2008, Volume 31 Issue 11
Complete ruptures of the proximal hamstring tendon insertion are less common than typical muscle tendon junction strain…
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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: A look at return-to-play in extreme sport athletes

June 23, 2016
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In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

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…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

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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Low Star Excursion Balance Test scores linked with risk of ankle sprains in football players

March 9, 2016
Recently published results that evaluated high school and collegiate football players during the preseason highlighted lower Star Excursion Balance…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

High proportion of upper limb injuries found among child soccer players

March 8, 2016
Children who played soccer had a relatively high proportion of fractures and bone stress, as well as injuries to the upper limbs, according to…

Concussion tests may present challenges for athletes who speak English as a second language

March 8, 2016
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation recently published a study that showed vision test times for possible…

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Several risk factors identified for grade 3 pivot shift following acute ACL injury

March 8, 2016
Pivoting sports involvement at the time of injury, abnormal lateral posterior-inferior tibial slope, anterolateral capsular ligament disruptions and…

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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…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

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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