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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.

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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…
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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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Evaluation of Shoulder Injuries in the Youth Athlete

Pediatric Annals, June 2012, Volume 41 Issue 6
Shoulder pain in the adolescent population is quite different from the adult population. The difference relates to the…
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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 talks snowboarding and related injuries

June 11, 2016
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ACL injury most likely in female high school athletes participating in basketball, soccer, lacrosse

October 26, 2015
Data presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference and Exhibition indicates female high school athletes have a higher risk of ACL tear…

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Despite warnings, creatine supplements endorsed for teens in health food stores

October 26, 2015
WASHINGTON D.C. — Despite recommendations against pediatric creatine use by the AAP and American College of Sports Medicine, two-thirds of…

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AAP releases policy statement on tackling injuries in youth football

October 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Enforcement of proper tackling rules and availability of athletic trainers on the sidelines are recommended to reduce injuries in…

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Limiting full contact for high school football practice reduced concussions

October 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — A state interscholastic athletic association rule change limiting the amount of full contact practice time for high school…

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Gaps in return-to-play awareness put child athletes at risk

October 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — Lack of knowledge regarding post-head injury return-to-play standards among parents and coaches puts child athletes at risk for…

In the Journals

Recurrent shoulder dislocation prevented with combination Bankart repair and Bristow procedure

October 22, 2015
Although investigators of this study found a combination of Bankart repair and Bristow procedure prevented recurrent shoulder dislocation in rugby…

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Link possible between oral contraceptive use, ACL injury in females

October 20, 2015
Researchers from Denmark have uncovered a potential link between oral contraceptive use and instances of ACL injuries that required surgical…

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Supply costs per case reduced for TKA, cuff repair after implementation of surgeon score cards

October 16, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Implementation of surgeon score cards reduced supply costs per case in rotator cuff repair and total knee arthroplasty, and…

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Pro athletes may safely return to competition after lumbar microdiscectomy

October 16, 2015
CHICAGO — The pooled rate of return to play following lumbar microdiscectomy for herniated disc nucleus was 83.5%, according to results…

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Open, arterial injuries linked with early complications among patients with knee dislocations

October 14, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Although few patients with knee dislocation had functional instability necessitating late cruciate reconstruction, investigators…

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