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Elbow dislocation resulted 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 more likely to require surgical treatment, according to results.

Researchers analyzed sports-related injury data for the 2005 to 2006 through 2013 to 2014 academic years from 810 high schools that participated in the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study. Of 1,246 elbow injuries, 115 (9.2%) were elbow dislocations and athletic trainers reported 30,415,179 athlete exposures.

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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 repair between patients…
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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, specifically with…
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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, according to a presenter…
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Knee joint biomechanics could be altered at time of return to play after ACL reconstruction

September 2, 2015
Researchers who conducted this study found greater knee movement asymmetries in the sagittal plane in patients with low quadriceps strength compared…
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Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

August 31, 2015
Among recreational athletes aged 70 years and older, researchers of this study found arthroscopic rotator cuff repair effectively reduced pain…
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Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
Understanding that patterns of patellofemoral instability injuries among high school athletes may vary by sport, sex and type of exposure, which…
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Similar function seen between patients released to sport vs those not after ACL reconstruction

August 30, 2015
A comparison of patients released to return to activity after ACL reconstruction and those who were not found no link between clinical impairment…
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Heavy slow resistance training for Achilles tendinopathy associated with early patient satisfaction

August 29, 2015
Among patients with Achilles tendinopathy, both eccentric training and heavy slow resistance training had an equally good positive and lasting…
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Isolated hip joint pathology a common cause of chronic hip and groin pain

August 28, 2015
Based on this retrospective review, hip joint pathology is the most common clinical entity related to chronic hip and groin pain and, frequently, it…
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ACL reconstruction with meniscal resection may not impact short-term outcomes

August 27, 2015
At 2 years postoperatively, results of this study showed ACL reconstruction with meniscal resection did not contribute to patients’ decreased…
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Comparable outcomes found with different labral repair techniques

August 27, 2015
Researchers of this study found similar Hip Outcome Score-activities of daily living subscale scores among patients who underwent primary hip…

10 items to read in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 24, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients. 
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BLOG: Pitch Smart is a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices

August 18, 2015
We are all looking for a solution to the escalation of youth baseball injuries, which is near epidemic proportions. The Pitch Smart program is a…
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