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Less time between pitches may increase muscle fatigue

Less time between pitches may increase muscle fatigue
June 28, 2016

A simulation of baseball pitches showed decreasing the time between pitches may significantly increase muscle fatigue and the risk of ligament injury, according to results.

Researchers used a computer model to predict muscle fatigue in simulated baseball games for 73 American League starting pitchers from the 2014 season. Researchers examined muscle fatigue with rest determined by a self-selected pitching pace, 12 seconds of rest (as represented by Rule 8.04 from the Major Baseball League) and with 20 seconds of rest as examined on the pitch clock in the 2014 Arizona Fall League.

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VIDEO: A look at return-to-play in extreme sport athletes

June 23, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan, MD, spoke about what physicians need to consider when they clear athletes for return-to-play in extreme sports.
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VIDEO: Hackett discusses differences in caring for extreme athletes vs traditional athletes

June 13, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the differences between providing care for traditional…
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VIDEO: Hackett talks snowboarding and related injuries

June 11, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the extreme sport of snowboarding and its associated injuries, both in the casual participant and elite-level…
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The Effect of Postoperative Immobilization on the Healing of Radiofrequency Heat Probe Modified Tissue: Assessment of Tissue Length, Stiffness, and Morphology

Orthopedics, February 2008, Volume 31 Issue 2
The effect of postoperative immobilization on the length, stiffness, and structure of connective tissue after…
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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: Pitchers should focus on core, leg strengthening to avoid upper extremity injuries

March 23, 2016
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In the Journals

Knee joint biomechanics could be altered at time of return to play after ACL reconstruction

September 2, 2015
Researchers who conducted this study found greater knee movement asymmetries in the sagittal plane in patients with low quadriceps strength compared…

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Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

August 31, 2015
Among recreational athletes aged 70 years and older, researchers of this study found arthroscopic rotator cuff repair effectively reduced pain…

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Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
Understanding that patterns of patellofemoral instability injuries among high school athletes may vary by sport, sex and type of exposure, which…

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Similar function seen between patients released to sport vs those not after ACL reconstruction

August 30, 2015
A comparison of patients released to return to activity after ACL reconstruction and those who were not found no link between clinical impairment…

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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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