The top ten items to read regarding pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients.

Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit is risk factor for little league shoulder

SEATTLE — In a study of young athletes with little league shoulder researchers found that almost one-third had glenohumeral internal rotation deficits, according to data presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Read more.

Fatigue issues pose biggest threat to arms of young baseball pitchers

Young baseball pitchers can lessen the likelihood of injury by taking steps to ensure their pitching does not overly fatigue their arm, according to recently published data. Read more.

High school athletes resist reporting concussions during games

High school athletes were reluctant to report concussion symptoms to coaches, according to results of this study, and team coaches have difficulty recognizing the symptoms of concussions in their athletes despite mandated concussion education. Read more.


Gender, level of sports participation associated with daily pain in adolescents

Nearly two out of three Danish adolescents reported pain during physical activity, and one out of three reported pain in more than one body region, with female sex and high level of sports participation associated with an increased odds of having daily and multi-site pain, according to study results. Read more.

ACL reinjury rates higher for athletes who have reconstruction younger

SEATTLE — Research presented here at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting shows reinjury rates are higher for young athletes who have ACL reconstruction prior to collegiate matriculation. Read more.

Study: Skeletally immature athletes have low re-injury rates after all-inside ACL reconstruction

SEATTLE — Skeletally immature athletes who undergo an all-inside, physeal-sparing ACL reconstruction with a hamstring autograft can have good clinical outcomes without growth disturbance, according to data presented here. Read more.

Active recovery can help young athletes after concussion

BOULDER, Colo. — Contrary to previous practices in which young athletes with concussions completely discontinued all activities for 2 weeks, a presenter here called for 2 to 3 days of initial rest followed by the gradual introduction of active rest. Read more.

Injury rates in lacrosse differ by sex, athletic activity

Among high school athletes in the U.S., injury rates and patterns of injury vary by sex and type of athletic activity performed, according to a descriptive epidemiology study. Read more.

Concussion symptom severity does not predict delayed symptom resolution

Greater symptom severity at the time of injury does not predict delayed symptom resolution among children with a concussion, but severity is linked to post-concussion syndrome, according to study findings in Pediatrics. Read more.

Fixation of osteochondritis dissecans lesions produces good outcomes in young athletes

SEATTLE — A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine demonstrated positive long-term outcomes for young athletes with osteochondritis dissecans lesions. Read more.

Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients.

Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit is risk factor for little league shoulder

SEATTLE — In a study of young athletes with little league shoulder researchers found that almost one-third had glenohumeral internal rotation deficits, according to data presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Read more.

Fatigue issues pose biggest threat to arms of young baseball pitchers

Young baseball pitchers can lessen the likelihood of injury by taking steps to ensure their pitching does not overly fatigue their arm, according to recently published data. Read more.

High school athletes resist reporting concussions during games

High school athletes were reluctant to report concussion symptoms to coaches, according to results of this study, and team coaches have difficulty recognizing the symptoms of concussions in their athletes despite mandated concussion education. Read more.


Gender, level of sports participation associated with daily pain in adolescents

Nearly two out of three Danish adolescents reported pain during physical activity, and one out of three reported pain in more than one body region, with female sex and high level of sports participation associated with an increased odds of having daily and multi-site pain, according to study results. Read more.

ACL reinjury rates higher for athletes who have reconstruction younger

SEATTLE — Research presented here at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting shows reinjury rates are higher for young athletes who have ACL reconstruction prior to collegiate matriculation. Read more.

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Study: Skeletally immature athletes have low re-injury rates after all-inside ACL reconstruction

SEATTLE — Skeletally immature athletes who undergo an all-inside, physeal-sparing ACL reconstruction with a hamstring autograft can have good clinical outcomes without growth disturbance, according to data presented here. Read more.

Active recovery can help young athletes after concussion

BOULDER, Colo. — Contrary to previous practices in which young athletes with concussions completely discontinued all activities for 2 weeks, a presenter here called for 2 to 3 days of initial rest followed by the gradual introduction of active rest. Read more.

Injury rates in lacrosse differ by sex, athletic activity

Among high school athletes in the U.S., injury rates and patterns of injury vary by sex and type of athletic activity performed, according to a descriptive epidemiology study. Read more.

Concussion symptom severity does not predict delayed symptom resolution

Greater symptom severity at the time of injury does not predict delayed symptom resolution among children with a concussion, but severity is linked to post-concussion syndrome, according to study findings in Pediatrics. Read more.

Fixation of osteochondritis dissecans lesions produces good outcomes in young athletes

SEATTLE — A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine demonstrated positive long-term outcomes for young athletes with osteochondritis dissecans lesions. Read more.

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