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

Though uncommon, stress fractures can significantly impact RTP in young athletes

February 16, 2015
Recent study data showed that although relatively uncommon, stress fractures can significantly impact return to play in the young…
In the Journals

Greater risk of tear enlargement observed with full-thickness rotator cuff tears

February 16, 2015
Patients with a full-thickness shoulder tears had a greater risk for tear enlargement and progression of muscle degeneration, and a greater risk of…
In the Journals

Corticocancellous graft may offer advantages over iliac crest for large segmental bone defects

February 11, 2015
Nonvascularized structural corticocancellous bone grafting performed with bone from the olecranon showed some advantages over bone from the iliac…
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Single-bundle PCL reconstruction can be practical alternative to double-bundle

February 11, 2015
By providing similar knee stability to the intact condition, single-bundle posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a practical alternative to…
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Vibroacoustic patterns from knee can help diagnose certain patellofemoral conditions

February 10, 2015
Specific vibroacoustic emanations from the knee joint may be linked to certain patellofemoral conditions, according to recently published data. …
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Minimal chronic musculoskeletal pain not associated with generalized sensitization

February 10, 2015
Generalized sensitization and impairment of the descending pain modulation were not associated with computer users who had low levels of chronic…
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Similar outcomes found in cemented, cementless fixation for TKA

February 10, 2015
No statistically significant differences in clinical or radiologic outcomes were found between cemented and cementless tibial fixation, according to…
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Sternoclavicular joint pain likely a good indicator of arthropathy

February 9, 2015
Recently published study data indicated pain in the sternoclavicular joint was likely a good indication of arthropathy in the joint. Researchers…
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Weekday dedicated orthopedic OR may improve patient safety and outcomes

February 9, 2015
Improvements in both patient safety and outcomes were closely associated with weekday dedicated orthopedic operating rooms, according to study…
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Study shows distal peripheral neuropathy common after shoulder surgery

February 9, 2015
After shoulder surgery, distal peripheral neuropathy is a relatively common complication that can be resolved with nonoperative management, according…
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