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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.

In the Journals

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…
PerspectiveFrom OT Europe

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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Assessment of Cervical Spinal Canal Geometry by Football Position in Athletes in the NFL Scouting Combine

Orthopedics, November/December 2008, Volume 31 Issue 11
The Torg ratio and space available for the cord (SAC) have been applied in the literature to characterize spinal…
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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: Hackett discusses differences in caring for extreme athletes vs traditional athletes

June 13, 2016
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In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Most children sustain MPFL injuries located at the patellar attachment site

February 18, 2016
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…

In the Journals

Elbow dislocations result 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…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

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…

In the Journals

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…

Meeting News Coverage

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…

Meeting News Coverage

Speaker: Small bony Bankart lesions are consequential

January 12, 2016
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Arthroscopic fixation can be a treatment option for patients with bony Bankart lesions, according to presenter here at…

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Graft choices for ACL reconstruction vary among surgeons, athletes

Orthopedics Today, January 2016
Orthopedic surgeons have several factors to take into account when choosing the appropriate graft for ACL reconstruction in athletes, including which…

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Rotator cuff tear patterns dictate repair technique

Orthopedics Today, January 2016
Maximilian Petri, MD; Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc
Rotator cuff tears represent a significant source of shoulder disability and socioeconomic burden. Outcomes after rotator cuff repair have improved…

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