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Study: MRI preferred to confirm exam-based diagnosis of meniscal tear

February 25, 2015

Recently published data indicated the preferred and most cost-effective usage of MRI in the diagnosis of meniscal tears was as confirmation of a physical examiner’s diagnosis.

Researchers conducted a cost-utility analysis to determine the cost-effectiveness of both MRI and alternatives to MRI in combination with a patient’s physical history and examination as the primary tools to diagnose a meniscal tear. This model evaluated meniscal tears in both primary care and sports medicine clinic settings and compared all options via incremental cost-effectiveness ratio.

Study of former NFL players links concussive brain damage to memory deficits

February 25, 2015
Using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins specialists have gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that may be linked to specific memory…
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Risk of revision ACL reconstruction higher in adolescent soccer players

February 24, 2015
Participation in soccer and an age between 13 and 19 years was linked with an elevated rate of revision ACL reconstruction, according to recently published study…
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Multiple factors likely influence enhanced lumbopelvic motion in golf swing

February 20, 2015
Recently published data demonstrated multiple factors, including muscle strength imbalances, muscle tightness and hip joint internal rotation constraints, likely…
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Pediatric Annals December 2014

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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Andrews talks treatment of young athletes with in-season shoulder dislocations

January 20, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, James R. Andrews, MD, spoke about the treatment of young…
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Cervical stiffness, less angular displacement may reduce head impact after perturbation

September 5, 2014
Athletes with greater cervical stiffness and less angular displacement after perturbation had lower odds of sustaining higher-magnitude head impacts;…
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Riddell, TGen team with ASU football to refine football helmet safety

September 4, 2014
Riddell and the Translational Genomics Research Institute have announced the Arizona State University Sun Devil football program will again…

Recovery regression seen in athletes who return from concussions too quickly

September 3, 2014
High school athletes who returned to the field after being medically cleared within 60 days of a concussion experienced significant regression in…
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MRI model effectively determines capitellar osteochondritis dissecans lesion characteristics

September 3, 2014
An MRI staging model utilized in a recent study was able to effectively estimate classification and instability of capitellar osteochondritis…

FDA: No dietary supplement can treat concussion symptoms

September 3, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is monitoring the marketplace and taking action against products that claim to be able to treat, cure or manage…
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Osteochondritis dissecans prevalent among adolescent baseball players with certain risk factors

September 2, 2014
Osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral capitellum occurred among adolescent baseball players who began playing at earlier ages, had played for…
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Divergent trends seen in meniscal and cartilage injuries between primary and revision ACL repair

August 27, 2014
In a community-based sample, the prevalence of articular cartilage injury increased between primary and revision ACL repair, whereas the prevalence…
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Female athletes at highest risk for first-time noncontact ACL tear

August 26, 2014
Although multiple factors influence first-time noncontact ACL injuries, female athletes are most at risk to sustain them, according to recently…

The top ten items to read regarding concussions

August 25, 2014
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted 10 important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding concussions.
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All-inside meniscal repair effective as isolated, concurrent ACL reconstruction procedure

August 22, 2014
Primary second-generation all-inside meniscal repair was shown to be effective both as an isolated procedure and when performed with concurrent ACL…
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