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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children
May 9, 2017

Read the Perspective from Anthony P. Kontos, PhD

Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a concussion, according to research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Researchers noted that this form of testing can more correctly assess potential lingering effects more successfully than the standard Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT-3).

Meeting News

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…
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VIDEO: Romeo discusses treatment options for SLAP, bicep tendon lesions in athletes

February 10, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, provided treatment options for superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) and…
Review Article

Contemporary Management of Symptomatic Bipartite Patella

Orthopedics, November/December 2009, Volume 32 Issue 11
The patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the body ossifying from 1 center in 77% and from 2 or 3 centers in 23% of…
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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: Arciero discusses arthroscopic Bankart repair for shoulder instability in non-collision athletes

February 8, 2017
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Stresses on elbow after pitching one season alters multiple structures of the joint

Orthopedics Today, January 2016
Adaptive changes occur to multiple structures about the elbow for high school pitchers from the stresses placed on the elbow during one season of…

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BLOG: Prevent injuries in wrestlers, but still maintain a competitive edge

January 6, 2016
Wrestling is one of the most ancient sports and one of the most popular sports worldwide with its different varieties, such as Greco-Roman and…

New youth concussion screening technology and data collection to roll out in District of Columbia

January 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from the Children’s National Health System and MedStar Sports Medicine recently announced new…

Mobile app helps patients monitor concussion symptoms

December 17, 2015
Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center will conduct a study of a new mobile app, designed to help patients with concussions track their symptoms…

In the Journals

Better results and survivorship found with refixation vs partial meniscectomy for root tears

December 4, 2015
A minimum 5-year follow-up of patients with medial meniscus posterior root tears showed patients who underwent refixation had superior clinical…

High rates of return to sport seen after arthroscopic Bankart repair

December 2, 2015
Although a survey of patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair for the treatment of chronic shoulder instability showed all patients who…

In the Journals

Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

November 29, 2015
Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm…

U.S. Soccer announces player safety campaign that includes restrictions on heading in youth soccer

November 25, 2015
Following the resolution of a class action lawsuit regarding youth soccer concussion, the United States Soccer Federation has recently announced an…

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BLOG: Injuries in youth basketball players can be prevented with proper training

November 20, 2015
Basketball has been a favorite sport ever since James Naismith first nailed a peach basket to the wall of the YMCA in Springfield, Mass. in 1891. It…

Meeting News Coverage

Study highlights increased number of ACL tears among youth

October 29, 2015
The number of ACL tears among adolescents and school-aged children has increased during the past 20 years, according to results recently presented at…

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