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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 longer periods and experienced more elbow pain, according to study results.

Researchers enrolled 2,433 junior high and high school baseball players in a cross-sectional, case control study, during which players completed a questionnaire and the researchers assessed the elbow of each player’s throwing arm by ultrasonography.

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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 of meniscal injury…
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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 published…

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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MCL injuries most common in certain military collegiate sports

June 27, 2014
A recently published study of a military collegiate population found that isolated medial collateral ligament injuries were most frequent in…
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Concussion symptom severity does not predict delayed symptom resolution

June 27, 2014
Greater symptom severity at the time of injury does not predict delayed symptom resolution among children with a concussion, but severity is linked…

Chronic brain injury less prevalent than reported in retired NFL players

June 26, 2014
A cohort of retired NFL players was determined to have fewer instances of chronic brain injury than reported in previous studies, according to…
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Extreme sports accounted for millions of injuries in past 11 years

June 26, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Extreme sports have accounted for more than 4 million injuries in the past 11 years, with approximately 11% of those being…
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Standard unilateral radiographs insufficient to determine clavicle fracture shortening

June 26, 2014
Standard, plain unilateral radiographs of the clavicle were not sufficient for fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons to reliably determine the…
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Isabelle Schoffl, MD, PhD, MSc, shares data on epiphyseal injuries in junior rock climbers

June 25, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Annual Congress, Isabelle Schoffl, MD, PhD, MSc, provides data and insight on…
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OsteoMed launches ankle plating system

June 24, 2014
OsteoMed recently announced the launch of its new ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System. An ankle fracture system intended to provide solutions for simple…
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Knee of leading leg more likely to be injured during snowboarding

June 24, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. —  Snowboarders are significantly more prone to injuries to the knee in their leading leg than their trailing leg…
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Jay C. Albright, MD, discusses ACL injuries in the adolescent athlete

June 23, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Annual Congress, Jay C. Albright, MD, discusses his presentation on ACL injuries…
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Skiing, mountain biking have high risk for acute spine injury

June 23, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Sports are the third highest contributor to cervical spine injuries, with extreme sports posing the most significant risk to…
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