In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in athletic training. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Nonunion of proximal humeral fracture can be successfully treated with RSA

January 14, 2015
Reverse shoulder arthroplasty can successfully treat nonunions of the proximal part of the humerus, according to study results. Researchers…
In the Journals

Opioid use before RSA has potential link to lower shoulder function

January 13, 2015
Recent study data indicated the use of opioids prior to undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty was linked to significantly lower preoperative…
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Majority of colleges likely need improved concussion plans

January 13, 2015
The majority of colleges with a concussion management plan do not meet the standards of the existing National Collegiate Athletic Association’s…
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Study endorses modified transtibial technique for single-bundle ACL reconstruction

January 13, 2015
Similar to the anteromedial portal technique, use of the modified transtibial technique for single-bundle ACL reconstruction showed good clinical…
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Computer-assisted, conventional TKA may offer no difference in clinical outcomes

January 13, 2015
Although computer-assisted surgery-total knee arthroplasty provided a more accurate estimation of the sagittal mechanical axis and alignment of the…
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Femoral stems offer contrasting gains in bone mineral density after THA

January 12, 2015
Recently published data showed contrasting gains in bone mineral density following total hip arthroplasty based on whether the patient received the…
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Combined leukocyte esterase and glucose strip tests can help confirm septic arthritis

January 12, 2015
Use of combined leukocyte esterase and glucose strip tests can help confirm or rule out a diagnosis of septic arthritis, according to study results…
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Study shows PRP has no effect on patients undergoing TKA

January 12, 2015
Use of platelet-rich plasma had no evident effect on patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, according to study results. Researchers randomly…
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Adding tranexamic acid to TKA treatment can reduce transfusion rate, total blood loss

January 12, 2015
Researchers found that adding topical tranexamic acid to intravenous tranexamic acid had similar effectiveness in reducing transfusion rate and total…
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Link possible between oral contraceptive use, ACL injury in females

January 9, 2015
Researchers from Denmark have uncovered a potential link between oral contraceptive use and instances of ACL injuries that required surgical…
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