In the Journals

AAP updates guidance on sport-related concussions in youth

November 12, 2018
Up to 1.9 million children are estimated to have concussions in the United States each year, and these injuries may be underreported among young…

In the Journals

Concussions may increase suicide risk

November 12, 2018
Sustaining a concussion and/or a mild traumatic brain injury was tied to a higher risk for suicide, according to findings of a systematic review…

Meeting News

Sleep helps children with sports-related concussions recover sooner

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young athletes with sports-related concussions who had poor sleep were more likely to experience greater symptom severity and a…

In the Journals

Parents' knowledge of concussion improves with decision aid

October 1, 2018
A decision-making aid that provides parents with information on minor head injuries through illustrations and charts helped them identify symptoms of…

In the Journals

Young, fit athletes still carry CVD risk

September 25, 2018
Researchers found that 11% of “master” athletes had CVD, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise

Guidelines

CDC issues guideline for managing mild concussion in kids

September 6, 2018
The CDC published 19 recommendations in JAMA Pediatrics to assist physicians in diagnosing, treating and estimating the prognosis of mild traumatic…

Meeting News

Concussions have greater psychological impact in athletes with ADHD

August 22, 2018
Athletes with ADHD have a greater risk for anxiety and depression after a concussion, according to a study presented at the American Academy of…

In the Journals

Traumatic brain injury increases risk for suicide

August 14, 2018
Patients who had traumatic brain injury and initiated medical contact were at higher risk for suicide than those without TBI, according to findings…

In the Journals

Screening identifies diseases linked to sudden cardiac death in adolescent athletes

August 9, 2018
CV screening identified diseases associated with sudden cardiac death in children who played soccer, according to a study published in The New

Meeting News

Patellar tendon may be superior graft choice for younger female patients

July 8, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Female patients who received bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft had fewer graft retears compared with patients who received…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Current return-to-sport criteria may not identify second ACL injury risk for youth athletes

July 7, 2018
SAN DIEGO – Current criteria that evaluate the readiness of youth athletes to return to pivoting and cutting sports after ACL injury may not…

In the Journals

Students on sports teams at higher risk for concussion

June 21, 2018
Among U.S. high school students, 15.1% reported at least one concussion in the prior year, with a higher prevalence among students who played on a…

Cover Story

Youth sport superspecialization: A path to injuries, burnout

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
When it comes to youth sports, often it is all about “keeping up with the Joneses.” Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at…

Point/Counter

How should the female athlete triad be addressed in adolescent female athletes?

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
Female athlete triad refers to the abnormal menses and affected bone health, such as increased risk of stress fractures and osteoporosis, that comes…

In the Journals

Majority of patients with mild TBI do not seek follow-up care

May 29, 2018
More than half of patients with mild traumatic brain injury who presented to the ED did not see a health care practitioner in the 3 months following…

From OT Europe

Hydration, education are keys to avoid rhabdomyolysis after intensive exercise

May 23, 2018
According to sources who spoke with Healio.com/Orthopedics, orthopedic surgeons should discuss the importance of hydration and educate patients who…

How PCPs can prevent, diagnose, treat sports injuries in youth

May 16, 2018
Multiple studies have found children’s participation in physical activities can make them healthier. At least several researchers have…

Meeting News

Keeping sudden cardiac death off the playing field

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Following guidelines for athletes developed by the American Heart Association and other associations can minimize the risk for…

In the Journals

More than 26,000 children injured by hoverboards between 2015 and 2016

March 26, 2018
With the release of the hoverboard in 2015 came 26,854 injuries treated in United States EDs related to the product, with the most commonly affected

In the JournalsPerspective

Half of patients with concussions fail at least one validity indicator

March 12, 2018
More than 50% of patients who completed baseline neurocognitive testing in sports-related concussion testing did not pass at least one of four…