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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.

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  • January 4, 2016
  • 05:30 AM
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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy may be Related to Contact Sport Participation

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was only detected in individuals with documented participation in contact sports.... Read more »

Bieniek KF, Ross OA, Cormier KA, Walton RL, Soto-Ortolaza A, Johnston AE, DeSaro P, Boylan KB, Graff-Radford NR, Wszolek ZK.... (2015) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy pathology in a neurodegenerative disorders brain bank. Acta Neuropathologica, 130(6), 877-89. PMID: 26518018  

  • December 22, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 679 views

NCAA Schools Are Not 100% Compliant with Concussion-Related Protocols

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

43% of NCAA institutions fully complied with concussion legislation for preparticipation assessments and roughly 1 in 3 institutions lacked a return-to-learn policy. Many schools need to implement a balance assessment into the preparticipation exam as well as a return-to-learn policy during concussion management.... Read more »

  • December 16, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 698 views

High-Quality Evidence Suggest Conservative Care can Equal Surgical Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Conservative treatment with early range of motion is equivalent to surgical treatments of Achilles tendon ruptures.... Read more »

Zhang, H., Tang, H., He, Q., Wei, Q., Tong, D., Wang, C., Wu, D., Wang, G., Zhang, X., Ding, W.... (2015) Surgical Versus Conservative Intervention for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture. Medicine, 94(45). DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001951  

  • December 14, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 677 views

Shoulder Pad Removal Practice! We’re Talking about Practice!

by Catherine E. Lewis and Adam B. Rosen in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Practice is necessary for efficient equipment removal in American football. Frequent training reduces removal time and motion of the spine in injured athletes.... Read more »

  • December 9, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 753 views

Attractive Treatment Option for Patients Suffering From mTBI-Related Headaches

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Three transcranial magnetic stimulation sessions within 1 week could reduce the intensity of mild traumatic brain injury-induced headaches.... Read more »

Leung A, Shukla S, Fallah A, Song D, Lin L, Golshan S, Tsai A, Jak A, Polston G, & Lee R. (2015) Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Managing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Headaches. Neuromodulation : Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. PMID: 26555886  

  • December 7, 2015
  • 05:40 AM
  • 805 views

Thick Joint Capsules Could Spell Limited Range of Motion

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Thickening of the posterior glenohumeral joint capsule is correlated with lower ranges of glenohumeral internal rotation in collegiate baseball athletes.... Read more »

  • December 3, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 826 views

Kinesiology Tape or Placebo Tape? The Effects of Tape Application on Balance Measurements in Chronic Ankle Instability Subjects

by Kati Major, Nikki Rhodes, Todd Gilmore in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Among individuals with chronic ankle instability, Kinesiology Tape did not improve balance better than a placebo taping.... Read more »

de-la-Torre-Domingo, C., Alguacil-Diego, I., Molina-Rueda, F., López-Román, A., & Fernández-Carnero, J. (2015) Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Measurements of Balance in Subjects With Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(12), 2169-2175. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.06.022  

  • December 1, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 712 views

Rotator Cuff Tears and their Linkage to Genetic Testing to Further Predict Tears

by Meredith Bland, Siaura Saville in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Variations in two genes that are associated with cellular apoptosis may help identify individuals at risk for rotator cuff injury. ... Read more »

  • November 30, 2015
  • 05:45 AM
  • 600 views

Athlete Expectation Comparison of US Athletes and European Athletes

by Darrell Thompson & Virginia Lintot in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The culture of a sport or country of origin may influence an athlete’s expectations towards sports medicine professionals during rehabilitation.... Read more »

Arvinen-Barrow M, Clement D, Hamson-Utley JJ, Kaphof C, Zakrajsek R, Lee SM, Hemmings B, Lintunen T, & Martin SB. (2015) Athletes' Expectations About Sport Injury Rehabilitation: A Cross-Cultural Study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. PMID: 26353160  

  • November 25, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 666 views

Injury Prevention Warm-Up Has Immediate Benefits

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

An injury prevention program warm-up helped immediately improve landing mechanics in a youth population without compromising performance measures. ... Read more »

  • November 24, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 557 views

Athletic Directors’ Barriers to Hiring Athletic Trainers in High Schools

by Laura McDonald in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Lack of power, budget concerns, misconceptions about the role of an athletic trainer, and rural location emerged as primary barriers to hiring an athletic trainer by an Athletic Director in the public secondary school setting.... Read more »

Mazerolle SM, Raso SR, Pagnotta KD, Stearns RL, & Casa DJ. (2015) Athletic Directors' Barriers to Hiring Athletic Trainers in High Schools. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(10), 1059-68. PMID: 26509776  

  • November 23, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 750 views

TENS to Treat Knee Pain Induced Quadriceps Inhibition?!

by Damian Pulos, Ashley Schuster in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Sensory transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help reduce knee pain and increase quadriceps function among people with knee pain.... Read more »

  • November 20, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 786 views

Injury Rates Between Female Collegiate and High School Volleyball Differ

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Differences exists between injury patterns of female collegiate and high school athletes.... Read more »

  • November 18, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 628 views

Dental Injuries Surveillance Supports Use of Properly Fitted Mouthguards

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Dental injuries were relatively rare among high school athletes but most of these injuries occurred while an athlete was not wearing a properly fitted mouthguard.... Read more »

  • November 17, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 575 views

Active Shoulder Motion Assessment using Kinect versus Photographic Measurements

by Byron Campbell, Brittany Davis, and Liz Zwicker in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The Kinect provides a method to objectively measuring active shoulder range of motion.... Read more »

  • November 16, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 607 views

Making a Comeback After Rotator Cuff Repair

by Kyle Lewis, Michelle Moreau in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

If an athlete suffers a rotator cuff tear, whether it is a partial or full thickness tear, their chances of returning to their previous level of play after surgery is favorable at the recreational level but not at the professional level.... Read more »

  • November 13, 2015
  • 05:25 AM
  • 944 views

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Influence of Stimulant Medication on Neurocognitive Test Performance

by Diana Marquez & Gerard Talbot-Paul in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletic trainers should be aware of an athlete’s medication at the time of baseline or post-concussion testing because they may influence neurocognitive testing results.... Read more »

  • November 11, 2015
  • 01:05 AM
  • 638 views

Take My Advice, Perform your Home Exercises

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Following removal of immobilization, a patient recovering from an isolated uncomplicated ankle fracture does not benefit more from a supervised exercise program and advice compared with advice alone.... Read more »

  • November 4, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 627 views

FIFA 11 Reduces the Risk of Injuries Amongst Soccer Players

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The FIFA 11 is effective at reducing injuries in soccer players.... Read more »

  • October 28, 2015
  • 01:05 AM
  • 730 views

Little Value Added to Injury Prediction with Functional Movement Screen

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Based on data from six studies, the Functional Movement Screen fails to predict who is at risk for injury. Unfortunately, the current research is low quality. ... Read more »

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