In the Journals

Many NFL running backs, wide receivers return to play after concussion

August 14, 2019
There was a high percentage of National Football League running backs and wide receivers who were able to return to play after concussion, according…

History of concussion linked to increased risk of injury in college football players

July 2, 2019
Sports-related concussion history correlated with a greater musculoskeletal injury risk, according to results presented at the National Athletic…

Perspective

Athletic trainers report low collegiate compliance to athlete-centered care legislation

June 26, 2019
Results of a survey presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia and AT Expo showed a greater need for collegiate…

In the JournalsPerspective

Nearly half of stem cell clinics lack physicians trained in advertised treatments

June 25, 2019
Among companies who advertise unproven, direct-to-consumer stem cell therapies and employ at least one physician, only about half claimed to treat…

In the Journals

Oral contraceptives may protect women from serious knee injuries

June 6, 2019
A recent study found that oral contraceptive pills may provide protection against anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries, particularly in young…

In the Journals

NFL players more likely to die of heart, brain-related disease than MLB players

May 24, 2019
Former professional football players had higher all-cause, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and mortality rates vs. former professional baseball…

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…

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…

Perspective

High percentage of elite athletes returned to competitive sports after hip arthroscopy

Orthopedics Today, April 2018
Male and female elite athletes had a similar high return to competitive sports after hip arthroscopy, according to research findings…

FDA News

FDA authorizes first blood test for concussions

February 14, 2018
Today, the FDA approved the marketing of the first blood test to assess concussion in adults, known as the Brain Trauma Indicator, according to a…

Health lessons from the Super Bowl remain relevant year-round

February 5, 2018
While the Super Bowl draws the NFL season to a close, several health issues raised around this year’s game remain important for clinicians to…

Experts provide tips on diagnosing, treating concussions

February 2, 2018
A prompt diagnosis is critical when encountering a patient who might have a concussion, a sports medicine doctor who specializes in sports-related…

Video

VIDEO: Hockey Hall of Famer says more research needed on concussions

February 1, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Hockey Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Flyer Eric Lindros recently called for more research into concussions. Lindros…

NFL, NHL greats discuss concussions, CTE, PCPs’ role in concussion management

February 1, 2018
While the sporting world prepares for its biggest event of the year, many former players are still suffering from the after effects of their own…

Meeting News

Speaker: Know limitations of rehab after sports injuries

January 8, 2018
KOLOA, Hawaii – The efficacy of rehabilitation following sports injuries varies and the literature shows that it is more effective for some…

In the Journals

Recurrent concussion rates decline following youth traumatic brain injury laws

November 9, 2017
The rate of recurrent concussions significantly decreased among high-school athletes in the 2 years following the enactment of youth sports traumatic…

In the JournalsPerspective

World Rugby refutes proposed tackle, scrum ban for school rugby

October 3, 2017
Because of the high rates of injury associated with youth rugby, two experts from Newcastle University in England argue that tackle and other forms…

In the Journals

Nearly 20% of teens report at least one concussion in their lives

September 26, 2017
Adolescents in grades 8, 10 and 12 who took part in competitive sports were more likely to receive a concussion diagnosis during their lifetime, with…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414%…