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Lower hip ROM found in soccer players with previous hip, groin injuries

April 27, 2016

Read the Perspective from Shital N. Parikh, MD, FACS

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 and previous injuries, decreased motion did not significantly correlate with the presence of cam deformities.

Researchers examined 60 adult professional soccer players from two Dutch premier professional leagues with hip and groin symptoms. Investigators obtained player characteristics, hip range of motion (ROM) measurements, radiographs and questionnaires. The club medical staff had all players complete the Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome Score (HAGOS) questionnaire. Two physical therapists, who were blinded as to whether players had cam deformities, conducted either the bent knee fall out test or the rotational hip ROM test on the players.

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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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Increased lateral tibial slope cited as risk factor for ACL injury in male collegiate football players

April 15, 2016
BOSTON — Male collegiate football players with a narrow lateral femoral condyle width and an increased medial and lateral tibial slope were predisposed to ACL…
Perspective

Reoperation rate of meniscal tears left during ACL reconstruction identified

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Safety, efficacy seen for autologous chondrocyte cartilage implant

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
CHICAGO — Results of a phase 2 clinical trial indicate the safety and efficacy of an autologous chondrocyte tissue implant for treatment of…

Stiff shoulders less likely to re-tear after rotator cuff repair vs non-stiff shoulders

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
LYON, France — Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after…
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Early results indicate safety and efficacy of lateral collagen meniscus implant

September 4, 2015
Investigators found significant improvements in all clinical scores from preoperative values to 2-year follow-up in patients who received a lateral…
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Single- and double-bundle ACL reconstruction increased anterior tibial translation

September 2, 2015
After single-bundle or double-bundle ACL reconstruction, anteroposterior laxity gradually increased under quadriceps muscle activation in…
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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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