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Concussion linked to greater academic dysfunction than extremity injury in students

May 25, 2016

Recent findings published in the American Journal of Public Health showed that students experienced greater academic dysfunction 1 week after concussion compared with students who experienced extremity injuries. However, 1 month after injury, there was no difference between the groups.

“Most students who play sports are not going to become professional athletes,” Erin B. Wasserman, PhD, at the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a press release. “But, they will need to continue with school and prepare for a career.”

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

April 27, 2016
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…
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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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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: Examining return to play in intercollegiate contact athletes following arthroscopic stabilization for anterior shoulder instability

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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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Isolated hip joint pathology a common cause of chronic hip and groin pain

August 28, 2015
Based on this retrospective review, hip joint pathology is the most common clinical entity related to chronic hip and groin pain and, frequently, it…

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ACL reconstruction with meniscal resection may not impact short-term outcomes

August 27, 2015
At 2 years postoperatively, results of this study showed ACL reconstruction with meniscal resection did not contribute to patients’ decreased…

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Comparable outcomes found with different labral repair techniques

August 27, 2015
Researchers of this study found similar Hip Outcome Score-activities of daily living subscale scores among patients who underwent primary hip…

10 items to read in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 24, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients. 

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BLOG: Pitch Smart is a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices

August 18, 2015
We are all looking for a solution to the escalation of youth baseball injuries, which is near epidemic proportions. The Pitch Smart program is a…

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Better outcomes found with double-strand vs single-strand hamstrings graft ACL reconstruction

August 16, 2015
At long-term follow-up, non-anatomical ACL reconstruction with an over-the-top technique offered satisfactory results for control of static and…

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VIDEO: Examining return to play in intercollegiate contact athletes following arthroscopic stabilization for anterior shoulder instability

August 14, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Brett D. Owens, MD, spoke about a study on the return…

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Arthroscopic posterior capsulolabral plication found effective for shoulder instability in throwing athletes

August 12, 2015
Arthroscopic capsulolabral plication was found in a retrospective comparative study to be an effective treatment for unidirectional posterior…

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Overuse injuries a common issue for collegiate and high school athletes

August 11, 2015
According to recently published data, overuse injury is a significant issue facing athletes at the collegiate and high school levels.Researchers…

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