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

Distal femoral skeletal traction may offer less pain during and after immobilization

February 26, 2015
Compared with long-leg splinting, distal femoral skeletal traction did not result in detectable knee dysfunction after insertion and resulted in less…
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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…
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Posterior approach offers better access to articular surface depression for Schatzker IV fractures

February 25, 2015
Nearly half of Schatzker type IV fractures have posterior articular surface depression, which is more directly accessible through the use of a…
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Incidence of fracture increases after weight gain, loss in postmenopausal women

February 25, 2015
Weight gain, weight loss and intentional weight loss among postmenopausal women was associated with increased incidence of fracture, which differed…
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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…
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Socioeconomic status may correlate with pain and function after TKA

February 24, 2015
Recently published data indicated that the socioeconomic status of patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty correlated with the levels of pain…
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Preoperative CT can help determine best fixation strategy for posterolateral fragment

February 24, 2015
Preoperative CT measurement can be used for determining the best fixation strategy for posterolateral fragment in lateral and bicondylar tibial…
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Pain and functional outcomes worsen over time after TKA, study finds

February 24, 2015
During a study period spanning 1993 to 2005, researchers observed a worsening of patient-reported function and pain outcomes after total knee…
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Knee-medial-to-foot position may be linked with worse kinesthesia, vibration sense after ACL injury

February 23, 2015
In men with ACL injury, worse kinesthesia may be associated with knee-medial-to-foot position during the drop jump, whereas in women…
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Higher incidence of reoperation found with use of plate for distal radius fracture treatment

February 23, 2015
Patients with a distal radius fracture treated with a plate had a higher incidence of reoperation compared with patients treated with pin or external…
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