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Study explores assessment of head collision events during soccer

June 27, 2017

Results from this study demonstrated soccer players who showed signs of concussion after a head collision should be assessed by an independent health care personnel to avoid delayed care and additional injury.

Researchers used video footage from the 2014 FIFA World Cup to identify 61 soccer players who sustained 81 head collisions during 72 separate events during the course of 64 games. Investigators used standardized forms to collect data on whether the soccer players were assessed, by whom the soccer players were assessed and the outcomes of the assessment. Any observable effects of the collision were recorded as signs of potential concussions.

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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

May 9, 2017
Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a concussion, according
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Young athletes with previous knee injury had higher risk of OA

May 2, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Young athletes who previously sustained an intra-articular knee injury had a higher risk of structural changes associated with future osteoarthritis…
In the Journals

Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL tears

March 10, 2017
Recently published results showed National Football League players with combined thumb ulnar collateral ligament and radial collateral ligament tears had significantly…
Feature Articles

Predicting ACL Rupture in the Population Actively Engaged in Sports Activities Based on Anatomical Risk Factors

Orthopedics, June/July 2011, Volume 34 Issue 6
The purposes of this article were identification (ie, verification and gradation) of anatomical risk factors that lead…
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Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
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VIDEO: Recognize certain principles in repair of rotator cuff tears

January 10, 2017
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Physical therapy resolved injuries in ultra-runners

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
While lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries are common among ultra-runners, treatment through physical therapy has been shown to resolve a high…

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Researchers aim to promote injury prevention among adolescent athletes

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
During the past decade, orthopedic surgeons have seen an increase in the number of injuries occurring in adolescent athletes and a decrease in the…

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An 18-year-old male with left knee pain

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
Brandon J. Erickson, MD; Eric Makhni, MD; Travis R. Smith, PAC; Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD
A healthy 18-year-old men sustained a left knee dislocation while snowboarding 4 days prior to presentation to our office. He was seen immediately…

Study finds increased incidence of little league shoulder diagnosis

July 1, 2016
Investigators of this study found an increased frequency in the diagnosis of little league shoulder and that a third of patients showed evidence of…

Less time between pitches may increase muscle fatigue

June 28, 2016
A simulation of baseball pitches showed decreasing the time between pitches may significantly increase muscle fatigue and the risk of ligament…

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VIDEO: A look at return-to-play in extreme sport athletes

June 23, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan, MD, spoke about what physicians need to consider when they clear athletes for return-to-play in extreme sports.

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VIDEO: Hackett discusses differences in caring for extreme athletes vs traditional athletes

June 13, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the differences between providing care…

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VIDEO: Hackett talks snowboarding and related injuries

June 11, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the extreme sport of snowboarding and its associated injuries, both in the casual participant…

In the Journals

Concussion linked to greater academic dysfunction than extremity injury in students

May 25, 2016
Recent findings published in the American Journal of Public Health showed that students experienced greater academic dysfunction 1 week after…

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Lower hip ROM found in soccer players with previous hip, groin injuries

April 27, 2016
Although results from a cross-sectional study of professional soccer players indicated decreased hip range of motion correlated with more hip- and…

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