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

Study: Football helmet brand had no effect on rate of sports-related concussion

November 5, 2014
Researchers found that the incidence of sports-related concussions in high school football athletes did not differ based on the football helmet brand…
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Study: Orthopedic injury linked to factors that can cause or worsen depression

November 4, 2014
Patients with traumatic orthopedic injuries experienced a high prevalence of depression, according to study results. Among 110 orthopedic trauma…
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Patellar clunk syndrome more common with high-flex bearing than fixed-bearing TKA

November 4, 2014
Patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty with a rotating high-flex bearing had higher rates of patellar clunk syndrome than patients who…
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Uncemented femoral stems in THA patients potentially linked to elevated revision rate

October 30, 2014
The risk and rate of revision for total hip arthroplasty were found to be higher in patients who received uncemented femoral stems compared with…
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Use of bone grafts and substitutes has declined in US

October 30, 2014
Use of bone grafts and bone graft substitutes has decreased in the United States during the past 16 years, with a slight shift from autogenous to…
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Use of Harvest system resulted in greater connective tissue progenitor number, concentration

October 29, 2014
After centrifugation, the Harvest system resulted in greater connective tissue progenitor number and concentration and may provide increased…
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Patients with JIA undergoing total elbow arthroplasty had high complication, revision rates

October 29, 2014
Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who undergo total elbow arthroplasty have high complication and revision rates but experience long-term…
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Intraoperative gentamicin may reduce infection after shoulder arthroplasty

October 29, 2014
Intraoperative injection of gentamicin may be a cost-effective way to reduce deep infection stemming from shoulder arthroplasty, according to…
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Patient costs greater at hospital-owned physician groups

October 28, 2014
Hospital-owned physician groups, often aggregated in order to provide coordinated care, had higher costs per patient than physician-owned…
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Use of rhBMP-2 increased incidence of prolonged postoperative serous wound drainage

October 28, 2014
The incidence of prolonged postoperative serous wound drainage may be increased with use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in both…
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