Sports Medicine

Post-concussion, look for physical regression in high-school athletes

Post-concussion, look for physical regression in high-school athletes

Teen athletes who have re-entered athletics following a concussion are reported regressing abilities in their physical abilities.

Impact location does not affect concussion outcomes

Impact location does not affect concussion outcomes

Impact location in football accidents was not associated with the number of symptoms reported, prevalence of reported symptoms, or symptom resolution time.

ImPACT program may aid concussion detection in student athletes

ImPACT program may aid concussion detection in student athletes

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The intervention is designed to be administered immediately after a sports injury, in order to evaluate for potential cognitive changes.

A better understanding of barefoot running

A better understanding of barefoot running

Research on the relationship between footwear and injury rates is limited. A switch to a minimalist shoe or barefoot running should be done gradually.

Traumatic brain injury in youth athletes

Traumatic brain injury in youth athletes

Accurate identification, assessment and evaluation of concussions will enable clinicians to determine when it is safe for young athletes to return to competition.

Lasers provide lasting tennis elbow relief

Lasers provide lasting tennis elbow relief

Class IV laser treatment improves strength and function, reduces pain associated with chronic epicondylitis.

Testing for closed head injury

Testing for closed head injury

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What is a good screening test for evaluation of closed head injury?

Updated recommendations for sports concussions released

Updated recommendations for sports concussions released

The 2012 Zurich Consensus statement on sports concussion offers guidance for concussion evaluation, management and return to play.

Smart phone app useful for detecting concussions

Smart phone app useful for detecting concussions

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Having a very high index of suspicion for concussion is extremely important in protecting children and adolescents. Did you know there's an app for that?

Check for flat feet in young patients with shin splints

Ruling out pes planus can help avoid unnecessary prescriptions and referrals.

Pediatric football-linked risk factors for stroke explored

Pediatric football-linked risk factors for stroke explored

Several factors, including repeated head or neurological injury and obesity, may contribute to the risk of stroke among young football players.

Acute onset of pain and a noncompressible area in the anterior forearm

Acute onset of pain and a noncompressible area in the anterior forearm

After a high-impact fall, a middle-aged 
firefighter presents with ecchymosis and fixed flexion in the right arm and hand.

Plantar fasciitis

Chronic inflammation can lead to a calcaneal spur at the base of the heel bone.

Signs clearly show cardiac concern

Signs clearly show cardiac concern

Tragedy strikes when a clinician signs an athlete's release form without waiting for test results.

Teen athlete has a tragic accident

Teen athlete has a tragic accident

Was the school clinician to blame for not keeping him from playing after he suffered a head injury?

Don't let my mom read this

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A young athletes death draws attention to a serious injury that may be more prevalent than anyone thought.

Addition of ECG to pre-participation screening can increase detection of cardiac abnormalities in athletes

ECG was also associated with an increase in false positives.

Concussion knocks football player out of competition

A football pro sues his team's doctor and physician assistant after repeat concussions sideline his promising career.

Less post-arthroplasty DVT with rivaroxaban than enoxaparin

Oral rivaroxaban is more effective than subcutaneous enoxaparin for reducing risk of symptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after total knee arthroplasty.

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