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Return to play after concussion differs for each athlete

October 21, 2014

BOSTON — There is no rigid return-to-play protocol for every concussion, and no athlete responds the same way to a concussion, according to data presented here.

In most cases, the severity of a concussion cannot be determined directly after the injury and most often only becomes clear over time, Mark R. Proctor, MD, said at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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Improper trunk rotation sequence may influence injury risk in baseball players

October 10, 2014
Young baseball pitchers who do not have proper trunk rotation sequence while pitching may have an elevated risk of shoulder injury due to greater forces and angles…

Eight important items from Impact of Sports Summit, ASSH

October 10, 2014
Orthopedics Today features eight stories and videos of importance to emerge from the Impact of Sports 2014 Summit and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand…
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ACI of talus shows positive long-term results after previous failed surgery

October 10, 2014
Among patients in whom previous surgery for osteochondral lesions of the talus failed, autologous chondrocyte implantation of the talus yielded improvement in all…
Case Reports

Isolated Osteochondral Fracture of the Patella Without Patellar Dislocation

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The challenges of a team physician

September 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At the Impact of Sports 2014 Summit, Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, discussed the challenges that team…
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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…
Meeting News Coverage

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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Kyle Nagle, MD, MPH, shares his knowledge of apophyseal hamstring injuries in adolescent athletes

June 19, 2014
Kyle Nagle, MD, MPH, shares his knowledge of apophyseal hamstring injuries in the adolescent athlete as well as recommendations for rehabilitation…
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