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

April 27, 2016

Read the Perspective from Shital N. Parikh, MD, FACS

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 and previous injuries, decreased motion did not significantly correlate with the presence of cam deformities.

Researchers examined 60 adult professional soccer players from two Dutch premier professional leagues with hip and groin symptoms. Investigators obtained player characteristics, hip range of motion (ROM) measurements, radiographs and questionnaires. The club medical staff had all players complete the Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome Score (HAGOS) questionnaire. Two physical therapists, who were blinded as to whether players had cam deformities, conducted either the bent knee fall out test or the rotational hip ROM test on the players.

In the Journals

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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Increased lateral tibial slope cited as risk factor for ACL injury in male collegiate football players

April 15, 2016
BOSTON — Male collegiate football players with a narrow lateral femoral condyle width and an increased medial and lateral tibial slope were predisposed to ACL…
Feature Article

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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VIDEO: Pitchers should focus on core, leg strengthening to avoid upper extremity injuries

March 23, 2016
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Concussion specialists, physical therapists added to University Hospitals

August 3, 2015
To strengthen University Hospitals’ concussion management program, the university recently announced it has added primary care concussion…

8 important items from AOFAS

July 31, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories of importance to emerge from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual

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Surgical intervention for athletes with Lisfranc injuries likely allows for return to sport

July 29, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — According to study findings presented here, athletes who require surgical intervention for the treatment of Lisfranc…

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Young, active patients likely return to active duty sooner after surgery for Achilles tendon ruptures

July 20, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Patients who are operatively treated for Achilles tendon ruptures returned to active duty quicker, however, there were no…

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Promising results found with arthroscopic surgery for multidirectional shoulder instability

July 19, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Results of early outcomes presented here support the use of arthroscopic treatment for patients with multidirectional…

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Higher odds of return to play without recurrent instability seen with arthroscopic repair

July 16, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Intercollegiate contact-sports athletes who experienced in-season shoulder instability and underwent arthroscopic stabilization…

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Rotator cuff repairs effective for recreational athletes 70 years of age and older

July 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Rotator cuff repair was found to be highly effective in elderly athletes ages 70 years and older, improving function, reducing…

In the Journals

Return to preoperative level of play after ACL repair may take longer than expected

July 15, 2015
Patients who underwent ACL repair and had participated regularly in sports preoperatively were found to have difficulty returning to their previous…

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Surgery better for patients with hamstring injuries vs non-surgical treatment

July 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients treated surgically for acute proximal hamstring ruptures had better lower extremity function outcomes, as well as a…

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VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

July 14, 2015
LYON, France —  John P. Fulkerson, MD, shared several highlights from a session he moderated on the patellofemoral joint at the…

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