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Study cites differences in concussion outcomes for football players by level of competition

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 due to factors such as biologic differences or variations in policies.

“Overall, having athletic trainers on-site at any level of play is important to detect, diagnose and manage concussion,” Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH, told Healio.com/Orthopedics. “All colleges should have an athletic trainer on-site during football games and practices. However, a number of high schools do not have access to a full-time athletic trainer, and many youth football leagues do not have any access. An investment in an athletic trainer at these games and [at] practices is an investment in the health and safety of our adolescent and children athletes.”

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Concussion rate rises among adolescents

July 18, 2016
Concussion injuries have significantly increased in the general population, predominantly driven by a substantial rise among adolescents, according to study findings…
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High return-to-play rates found for football players who underwent surgery for shoulder instability

July 18, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Results presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting showed high-level intercollegiate football…

Athletes who delay reporting concussion may have longer recovery times

July 12, 2016
Athletes who did not immediately report concussion symptoms and continued to play had a greater chance for prolonged recovery than athletes who immediately reported…
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Subjective and Functional Outcomes Following Surgical Repair of Complete Ruptures of the Proximal Hamstring Complex

Orthopedics, November 2008, Volume 31 Issue 11
Complete ruptures of the proximal hamstring tendon insertion are less common than typical muscle tendon junction strain…
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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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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…

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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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BLOG: Youth football injuries can be prevented, minimized with some precaution

October 13, 2015
Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes in the United States. It also leads all other sports in the number of yearly…

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Stresses on elbow during pitching may alter multiple structures

October 12, 2015
In a pre- and post-season ultrasound evaluation of high school pitchers’ elbows, adaptive changes occurred to multiple structures about the…

AAOS announces new guidelines for ACL injury prevention and treatment

October 6, 2015
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently announced that its board of directors has approved appropriate use criteria for ACL injury…

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