10 items to read in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 24, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients.  

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BLOG: Pitch Smart is a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices

August 18, 2015
We are all looking for a solution to the escalation of youth baseball injuries, which is near epidemic proportions. The Pitch Smart program is a…

In the Journals

Arthroscopic posterior capsulolabral plication found effective for shoulder instability in throwing athletes

August 12, 2015
Arthroscopic capsulolabral plication was found in a retrospective comparative study to be an effective treatment for unidirectional posterior…

In the Journals

Overuse injuries a common issue for collegiate and high school athletes

August 11, 2015
According to recently published data, overuse injury is a significant issue facing athletes at the collegiate and high school levels. Researchers…

In the Journals

Pitchers’ blood flow decreased in provocative shoulder position

August 6, 2015
After one competitive baseball season, the blood flow of pitchers significantly decreased when in a provocative shoulder position, according to…

In the Journals

Rugby training injuries more common among lower-level players

August 4, 2015
Training injuries were more common among school-level rugby teams compared with academy-level rugby teams, according to researchers’ findings…

Concussion specialists, physical therapists added to University Hospitals

August 3, 2015
To strengthen University Hospitals’ concussion management program, the university recently announced it has added primary care concussion…

In the Journals

High-intensity interval training well-tolerated by women with RA, adults with JIA

July 31, 2015
High-intensity interval training was well-tolerated by women with rheumatoid arthritis and adults with juvenile-onset idiopathic arthritis and may be…

Meeting News Coverage

Ankle sleeves, lace-up braces may improve neuromuscular control during Drop Vertical Jump test

July 30, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — When using ankle sleeves and lace-up braces, athletes showed improvements in neuromuscular control while performing the Drop…

Meeting News Coverage

Surgical intervention for athletes with Lisfranc injuries likely allows for return to sport

July 29, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — According to study findings presented here, athletes who require surgical intervention for the treatment of Lisfranc…

Meeting News Coverage

Young, active patients likely return to active duty sooner after surgery for Achilles tendon ruptures

July 20, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Patients who are operatively treated for Achilles tendon ruptures returned to active duty quicker, however, there were no…

Meeting News Coverage

Promising results found with arthroscopic surgery for multidirectional shoulder instability

July 19, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Results of early outcomes presented here support the use of arthroscopic treatment for patients with multidirectional…

In the Journals

Player-to-player contact causes more concussions than heading in soccer

July 16, 2015
Although heading the ball is the activity most commonly associated with concussions in soccer, a recent study suggested that player-to-player contact…

Meeting News Coverage

Higher odds of return to play without recurrent instability seen with arthroscopic repair

July 16, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Intercollegiate contact-sports athletes who experienced in-season shoulder instability and underwent arthroscopic stabilization…

DJO Global announces launch and FDA clearance of wireless electric muscle stimulation device

July 16, 2015
DJO Global recently announced its launch of Compex Wireless USA, which the company says is the first FDA-cleared wireless neuromuscular electronic…

Meeting News Coverage

Rotator cuff repairs effective for recreational athletes 70 years of age and older

July 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Rotator cuff repair was found to be highly effective in elderly athletes ages 70 years and older, improving function, reducing…

In the Journals

Return to preoperative level of play after ACL repair may take longer than expected

July 15, 2015
Patients who underwent ACL repair and had participated regularly in sports preoperatively were found to have difficulty returning to their previous…

Meeting News Coverage

Surgery better for patients with hamstring injuries vs non-surgical treatment

July 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients treated surgically for acute proximal hamstring ruptures had better lower extremity function outcomes, as well as a…

Meeting News Coverage

Increases in Tommy John surgeries likely after elbow injury in young athletes

July 14, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Researchers observed an increase in the incidence of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in young athletes between the…

Meeting News Coverage

Pre-college surgery, type of sport are indicators for orthopedic surgery in NCAA athletes

July 14, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Research presented here indicated NCAA athletes who underwent lower extremity surgery prior to college were at a higher risk of…