Sports Medicine

Top Story

Increased risk of ACL reconstruction found among adolescents in level I sports

October 20, 2017

Adolescents who participate in both level I sports and in sport competitions had a significantly increased risk of undergoing primary ACL reconstruction, according to study results.

“Even though we are well-aware of the health benefits of engaging in physical activity for children and adolescents, we should be aware of the high risk of musculoskeletal injuries, especially in level I sports (soccer, handball),” Marianne Brakke Johnsen, MSc, of the Communication and Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Disorders at Oslo University Hospital and faculty of medicine at the University of Oslo, in Norway, told Orthopedics Today.

Meeting News

Study: Bracing not effective in returning high school athletes to sport after shoulder instability

October 18, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Bracing was not efficacious as an adjunct method to standard conservative care for shoulder instability in high school athletes, according to results…
In the Journals

Study cites factors for high-magnitude head impact exposure in youth football

October 18, 2017
Results from this study indicated youth football players who experienced higher levels of head impact exposure were more likely to be “back” players who were…

BLOG: Trochleoplasty update 2017

October 16, 2017
Recurrent patellofemoral instability has defined pathoanatomic risk factors: patella alta, trochlear dysplasia and a lateral tracking vector (increased Q-angle, tibial
More Headlines »
Feature Article

Surgical Cost Disclosure May Reduce Operating Room Expenditures

Orthopedics, March/April 2017, Volume 40 Issue 2
Health care expenditures are rising in the United States. Recent policy changes are attempting to reduce spending…
More »

Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
More »
Resource Centers
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

Meeting News

VIDEO: Presenter discusses adolescent athlete, parent perceptions of sports-related injury

April 4, 2017
More »