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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…
Review Article

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

March 9, 2016
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High proportion of upper limb injuries found among child soccer players

March 8, 2016
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Concussion tests may present challenges for athletes who speak English as a second language

March 8, 2016
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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

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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

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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…

Surgical Technique

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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