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Study: MRI preferred to confirm exam-based diagnosis of meniscal tear

February 25, 2015

Recently published data indicated the preferred and most cost-effective usage of MRI in the diagnosis of meniscal tears was as confirmation of a physical examiner’s diagnosis.

Researchers conducted a cost-utility analysis to determine the cost-effectiveness of both MRI and alternatives to MRI in combination with a patient’s physical history and examination as the primary tools to diagnose a meniscal tear. This model evaluated meniscal tears in both primary care and sports medicine clinic settings and compared all options via incremental cost-effectiveness ratio.

Study of former NFL players links concussive brain damage to memory deficits

February 25, 2015
Using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins specialists have gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that may be linked to specific memory…
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Risk of revision ACL reconstruction higher in adolescent soccer players

February 24, 2015
Participation in soccer and an age between 13 and 19 years was linked with an elevated rate of revision ACL reconstruction, according to recently published study…
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Multiple factors likely influence enhanced lumbopelvic motion in golf swing

February 20, 2015
Recently published data demonstrated multiple factors, including muscle strength imbalances, muscle tightness and hip joint internal rotation constraints, likely…
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Pediatric Annals December 2014

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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Andrews talks treatment of young athletes with in-season shoulder dislocations

January 20, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, James R. Andrews, MD, spoke about the treatment of young…
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The top 10 stories to read from the AOSSM Annual Meeting

July 28, 2014
Orthopedics Today features the 10 stories deemed the most important to emerge from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual…
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Injury rates in lacrosse differ by sex, athletic activity

July 28, 2014
Among high school athletes in the U.S., injury rates and patterns of injury vary by sex and type of athletic activity performed, according to a…
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Victor Lopez Jr., DO, expands on a study regarding injuries to rugby players

July 25, 2014
SEATTLE — Victor Lopez Jr., MD, expands on a study regarding injuries to rugby players presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports…
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Patients with femoroacetabular impingement able to resume sports activities after surgery

July 25, 2014
Of patients with femoroacetabular impingement treated by surgical hip dislocation, the vast majority returned to sports activities after surgery and…
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Multiple factors can affect rate of hamstring strains in baseball players

July 24, 2014
Study results have shown base running, history of hamstring injury and time of year can affect the likelihood of future hamstring injuries in…

PRP treatment of acute hamstring injuries not as promising as expected

July 24, 2014
AMSTERDAM — A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial examining the use of platelet-rich plasma injections in athletes…
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Male, intercollegiate athletes at higher risk for MCL injuries

July 23, 2014
Male athletes and intercollegiate athletes have a higher risk for sustaining medial collateral ligament injuries, most often through contact sports…

Fatigue issues pose biggest threat to arms of young baseball pitchers

July 23, 2014
Young baseball pitchers can lessen the likelihood of injury by taking steps to ensure their pitching does not overly fatigue their arm, according to…
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Lutul Farrow, MD, gives a perspective on fractures at the fifth metatarsal base

July 22, 2014
SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Lutul Farrow, MD, gives a perspective on the effect of…
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No change in NFL athletes’ field performance seen before, after concussion

July 22, 2014
Study findings have shown no difference in National Football League players’ performance on the field after a concussion, regardless of whether…
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