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

Conservative treatment of proximal humerus fracture may lead to settlement at head-shaft junction

February 20, 2015
When treated conservatively, proximal humerus fractures settle at the head-shaft junction during healing, according to researchers. Eighty-nine…
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Biological reconstruction with alcohol-inactivated replantation may help avoid complications

February 20, 2015
In a recently published study, researchers found prosthesis-related complications following resection of osteosarcoma in the distal femur could be…
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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…
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Arm pain and fatigue common among young baseball players

February 19, 2015
In a recently published study, most young baseball players were found to experience at least some level of arm pain or fatigue. Investigators…
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CAS likely effective in detecting changes in bone marrow lesions

February 19, 2015
Compared with an MRI segmentation method for measuring bone marrow lesions, study findings showed a computer-assisted method was reliable and more…
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TKA prosthesis modifications did not improve clinical or radiographic outcomes

February 18, 2015
Recent modifications in the design of a high flexion total knee arthroplasty prosthesis did not provide meaningful improvements in short-term…
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Study shows substantial benefits in obese patients after hip arthroscopy

February 18, 2015
Although obese patients undergoing hip arthroscopy started with lower absolute scores preoperatively and ended with lower overall absolute…
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Data show NSAIDs prescribed over analgesics for new musculoskeletal pain

February 18, 2015
More than half of patients with new episodes of musculoskeletal conditions were not prescribed analgesia, but those who were often received NSAIDs…
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Radial head fractures likely being over-treated

February 17, 2015
By recommending frequent radiographic follow-up without modifying treatment, orthopedic surgeons are likely over-treating patients with Mason-Johnson…
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Inverse changes in obesity, comorbidity and arthritis seen over time in patients undergoing THA

February 17, 2015
Results of a 13-year study revealed obesity and medical and psychological comorbidities have increased over time, whereas underlying diagnoses of…
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