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The mission of SMR is to objectively summarize and describe the clinical relevance of research articles related to basic science, translational research, and clinical research that may be relevant to students and professionals interested in sports medicine. Furthermore, SMR aims to provide a forum for clinicians, researchers, and students in sports medicine-related fields to discuss the clinical relevance of new research.
College athletes who had orthopaedic surgery in high school miss more days of collegiate competition than athletes without a history of orthopaedic surgery. More specifically, athletes with a history of knee surgery were more likely to sustain another knee injury or require surgery while in college.... Read more »
Rugg, C., Wang, D., Sulzicki, P., & Hame, S. (2014) Effects of Prior Knee Surgery on Subsequent Injury, Imaging, and Surgery in NCAA Collegiate Athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/0363546513519951
The risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) revision is relatively low after an autograft reconstruction. Revision rates may be slightly lower for patellar autografts compared with hamstring autografts.... Read more »
Rahr-Wagner, L., Thillemann, T., Pedersen, A., & Lind, M. (2013) Comparison of Hamstring Tendon and Patellar Tendon Grafts in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in a Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study: Results From the Danish Registry of Knee Ligament Reconstruction. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(2), 278-284. DOI: 10.1177/0363546513509220
Persson, A., Fjeldsgaard, K., Gjertsen, J., Kjellsen, A., Engebretsen, L., Hole, R., & Fevang, J. (2013) Increased Risk of Revision With Hamstring Tendon Grafts Compared With Patellar Tendon Grafts After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Study of 12,643 Patients From the Norwegian Cruciate Ligament Registry, 2004-2012. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(2), 285-291. DOI: 10.1177/0363546513511419
Younger athletes (10-12 year olds) have more invalid baseline ImPACT exams compared to older athletes (13-18 year olds). This is most pronounced when younger athletes are tested in large groups in a nonclinical setting.... Read more »
Lichtenstein JD, Moser RS, & Schatz P. (2014) Age and test setting affect the prevalence of invalid baseline scores on neurocognitive tests. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(2), 479-84. PMID: 24243771
While many screening methods for sudden cardiac death exist, a large proportion of institutions do not employ noninvasive cardiac screening. The most commonly reported reasons why noninvasive cardiac screening is not used was lack of evidence to support its effectiveness and cost.... Read more »
Asplund CA, & Asif IM. (2014) Cardiovascular Preparticipation Screening Practices of College Team Physicians. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. PMID: 24451693
When compared to the older Riddell VSR4 model helmet, college football players wearing the Riddell Revolution helmet may have a lower risk of concussion.... Read more »
Rowson S, Duma SM, Greenwald RM, Beckwith JG, Chu JJ, Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP, Crisco JJ, Wilcox BJ, McAllister TW.... (2014) Can helmet design reduce the risk of concussion in football?. Journal of Neurosurgery. PMID: 24484225
Eight-week strengthening programs that address the posterolateral hip muscles or quadriceps improve patellofemoral pain for up to 6 months. The outcomes were better for the posterolateral hip strengthening group. ... Read more »
Khayambashi K, Fallah A, Movahedi A, Bagwell J, & Powers C. (2014) Posterolateral Hip Muscle Strengthening verses Quadriceps Strengthening for Patellofemoral Pain: A Comparative Control Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. PMID: 24440362
Young female soccer players (11 to 14 years) have a high rate of concussions, often continue to play with symptoms, and commonly fail to seek medical attention.... Read more »
O'Kane JW, Spieker A, Levy MR, Neradilek M, Polissar NL, & Schiff MA. (2014) Concussion Among Female Middle-School Soccer Players. JAMA pediatrics. PMID: 24446018
Many athletes especially football players suffer exertional heat stroke each year To reduce the prevalence of exertional heat stroke, clinicians should be well educated on, and implement active exertional heat stroke management strategies such as moving the athletes into air conditioning, cold water immersion, and monitoring body temperature.... Read more »
Kerr ZY, Marshall SW, Comstock RD, & Casa DJ. (2014) Exertional heat stroke management strategies in United States high school football. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(1), 70-7. PMID: 24013346
Long-term bracing reduced the incidence of recurrent ankle sprains in comparison with 12 weeks of neuromuscular training following an ankle sprain. A combination of bracing and neuromuscular training also had a mild reduction in comparison with neuromuscular training. ... Read more »
Janssen KW, van Mechelen W, & Verhagen EA. (2014) Bracing superior to neuromuscular training for the prevention of self-reported recurrent ankle sprains: a three-arm randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine. PMID: 24398222
Nearly half of the collegiate athletes reported a recognized, unreported, or unrecognized concussion injury. The unreported rate is lower then previous reports; however, the potentially unrecognized concussion rate was high.... Read more »
Llewellyn T, Burdette GT, Joyner AB, & Buckley TA. (2014) Concussion reporting rates at the conclusion of an intercollegiate athletic career. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 24(1), 76-9. PMID: 24157468
A lack of consistency was found in pediatric concussion diagnosis and management in one emergency department over a year. Most patients did not receive restriction upon their physical activity or instructions as to when to return to play. ... Read more »
De Maio VJ, Joseph DO, Tibbo-Valeriote H, Cabanas JG, Lanier B, Mann CH, & Register-Mihalik J. (2014) Variability in Discharge Instructions and Activity Restrictions for Patients in a Children's ED Postconcussion. Pediatric Emergency Care, 30(1), 20-5. PMID: 24365726
Patients who underwent cruciate ligament reconstruction were 7 times more likely to undergo prosthetic knee arthroplasty within 15 years of surgery. Other factors that increased the risk for knee arthroplasty included older patient age, female sex, higher comorbidity score, and a surgeon with a low annual surgical volume.... Read more »
Leroux T, Ogilvie-Harris D, Dwyer T, Chahal J, Gandhi R, Mahomed N, & Wasserstein D. (2014) The risk of knee arthroplasty following cruciate ligament reconstruction: a population-based matched cohort study. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume, 96(1), 2-10. PMID: 24382718
Patients aged 35 to 65 with a degenerative medial meniscus tear but no radiographic knee osteoarthritis report similar improvements in knee symptoms and quality of life after arthroscopic meniscectomy or placebo surgery.... Read more »
Sihvonen R, Paavola M, Malmivaara A, Itälä A, Joukainen A, Nurmi H, Kalske J, Järvinen TL, & Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study (FIDELITY) Group. (2013) Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy versus sham surgery for a degenerative meniscal tear. The New England Journal of Medicine, 369(26), 2515-24. PMID: 24369076
Former division I collegiate athletes may have poorer long-term health-related quality of life in comparison with recreationally active non-athletes. ... Read more »
Simon JE, & Docherty CL. (2013) Current Health-Related Quality of Life Is Lower in Former Division I Collegiate Athletes Than in Non-Collegiate Athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. PMID: 24318608
Older male, cross-country skiers are more likely to have atrial fibrillation than the general population, but participation in leisure time physical activity may mitigate the development of atrial fibrillation.
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Myrstad M, Løchen ML, Graff-Iversen S, Gulsvik AK, Thelle DS, Stigum H, & Ranhoff AH. (2013) Increased risk of atrial fibrillation among elderly Norwegian men with a history of long-term endurance sport practice. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine . PMID: 24256074
Healthy individuals exhibit subtle but significant asymmetries between the dominant and nondominant scapula during glenohumeral motion. Therefore, we should be cautious when using the contralateral shoulder as a reference.... Read more »
Schwartz C, Croisier JL, Rigaux E, Denoël V, Brüls O, & Forthomme B. (2013) Dominance effect on scapula 3-dimensional posture and kinematics in healthy male and female populations. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. PMID: 24280354
Pediatric patients may benefit over the short term from early surgical management of ACL injuries. However, we need more clinical trials and additional information to determine the long-term implications of our treatment decisions on the growth plate.... Read more »
Ramski DE, Kanj WW, Franklin CC, Baldwin KD, & Ganley TJ. (2013) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-analysis of Nonoperative Versus Operative Treatment. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. PMID: 24305648
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve cognitive function, quality of life, and brain activity among patients with chronic post-concussion syndrome.... Read more »
Boussi-Gross R, Golan H, Fishlev G, Bechor Y, Volkov O, Bergan J, Friedman M, Hoofien D, Shlamkovitch N, Ben-Jacob E.... (2013) Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve post concussion syndrome years after mild traumatic brain injury - randomized prospective trial. PloS one, 8(11). PMID: 24260334
Take Home Message: College football athletes may have a higher prevalence of hypertension than college male nonfootball athletes.... Read more »
Karpinos AR, Roumie CL, Nian H, Diamond AB, & Rothman RL. (2013) High prevalence of hypertension among collegiate football athletes. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 6(6), 716-23. PMID: 24221829
Athletes who reported sleeping fewer than 7 hours the night before concussion baseline testing performed worse on ImPACT and reported more symptoms.... Read more »
McClure DJ, Zuckerman SL, Kutscher SJ, Gregory AJ, & Solomon GS. (2013) Baseline Neurocognitive Testing in Sports-Related Concussions: The Importance of a Prior Night's Sleep. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. PMID: 24256713
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