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

PRP injection may aid in rehabilitation of hamstring injury

December 2, 2014
Recently published data indicated a program of rehabilitation and platelet-rich plasma therapy may be more beneficial in patients with an acute…
In the Journals

Study shows better pain and function after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

December 1, 2014
Compared with hemiarthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty resulted in better pain and function, as well as lower revision rate, according to…
In the Journals

Study shows improvement in degree of meniscal extrusion with use of Mason-Allen stitch

December 1, 2014
Although simple and modified Mason-Allen suture techniques showed no difference in clinical outcomes at short-term follow-up, the Mason-Allen stitch…
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Anterior chest wall numbness common after plating of clavicle fractures

December 1, 2014
In the early postoperative period, anterior chest wall numbness after open reduction internal fixation of displaced clavicle fractures was very…
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Study shows relationship between obesity and operative time during TJR

November 25, 2014
Researchers have identified a relationship between obesity and operative time, and patient age and length of hospital stay among patients who…
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Rougher stem surface finish may contribute to high levels of osteolysis and stem failure

November 25, 2014
The addition of a rougher surface finish to a modular stem may have contributed to high levels of osteolysis and stem failure, according to study…
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Staged allograft reconstruction had favorable results for open knee extensor mechanism injuries

November 25, 2014
Despite high complication rates, patients with open knee extensor mechanism injuries who required staged allograft reconstruction generally had…
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Study shows proximal opening wedge, chevron osteotomy produced similar results

November 24, 2014
Among patients with moderate-to-severe hallux valgus and increased intermetatarsal angle, proximal opening wedge osteotomy with wedge-plate fixation…
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Combined morphometric features of ACL and femoral notch influenced risk of ACL injury

November 24, 2014
Study results showed the risk of suffering a noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury was influenced by a combination of morphometric features of…
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Hemostatic agent decreased calculated blood loss and drain output during TKA

November 21, 2014
During primary total knee arthroplasty, use of a hemostatic agent led to decreased calculated blood loss and drain output but did not lead to reduced…
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