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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056179/descriptive-characteristics-of-concussions-in-national-football-league-games-2010-2011-to-2013-2014
#1
Michael D Clark, Breton M Asken, Stephen W Marshall, Kevin M Guskiewicz
BACKGROUND: Despite a high reported incidence rate of concussion, little is known about the on-field characteristics of injurious head impacts in National Football League (NFL) games. PURPOSE: To characterize on-field features (location, player position, and time during game) and biomechanical features (anticipation status, closing distance, impact location and type) associated with concussions in NFL games over a 4-season period (2010-2011 to 2013-2014). STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199800/preventive-biomechanics
#2
Timothy E Hewett, Nathaniel A Bates
BACKGROUND: Preventive medicine techniques have alleviated billions of dollars' worth of the economic burden in the medical care system through the implementation of vaccinations and screenings before the onset of disease symptoms. Knowledge of biomechanical tendencies has progressed rapidly over the past 20 years such that clinicians can identify, in healthy athletes, the underlying mechanisms that lead to catastrophic injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures. As such, preventive medicine concepts can be applied to noncontact musculoskeletal injuries to reduce the economic burden of sports medicine treatments and enhance the long-term health of athletes...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195745/anatomic-and-biomechanical-comparison-of-the-classic-and-congruent-arc-techniques-of-the-latarjet-procedure
#3
Scott R Montgomery, J Christoph Katthagen, Jacob D Mikula, Daniel Cole Marchetti, Dimitri S Tahal, Grant J Dornan, Kimi D Dahl, Alex W Brady, Travis Lee Turnbull, Peter J Millett
BACKGROUND: The Latarjet procedure is commonly performed using either the classic or the congruent-arc technique. Each technique has potential clinical advantages and disadvantages. However, data on the anatomic and biomechanical effects, benefits, and limitations of each technique are limited. Hypothesis/Purpose: To compare the anatomy and biomechanical fixation strength (failure load) between the 2 techniques. It was hypothesized that the classic technique would have superior initial fixation when compared with the congruent-arc technique and that this would be affected by sex and coracoid size...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195744/-proprietary-processed-allografts
#4
Troy A Roberson, Jeffrey T Abildgaard, Douglas J Wyland, Paul C Siffri, Stephen P Geary, Richard J Hawkins, John M Tokish
BACKGROUND: The processing of allograft tissues in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction continues to be controversial. While high-dose irradiation of grafts has received scrutiny for high failure rates, lower dose irradiation and "proprietary-based" nonirradiated sterilization techniques have become increasingly popular, with little in the literature to evaluate their outcomes. Recent studies have suggested that the specifics of allograft processing techniques may be a risk factor for higher failure rates...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192036/using-acute-performance-on-a-comprehensive-neurocognitive-vestibular-and-ocular-motor-assessment-battery-to-predict-recovery-duration-after-sport-related-concussions
#5
Alicia M Sufrinko, Gregory F Marchetti, Paul E Cohen, R J Elbin, Valentina Re, Anthony P Kontos
BACKGROUND: A sport-related concussion (SRC) is a heterogeneous injury that requires a multifaceted and comprehensive approach for diagnosis and management, including symptom reports, vestibular/ocular motor assessments, and neurocognitive testing. PURPOSE: To determine which acute (eg, within 7 days) vestibular, ocular motor, neurocognitive, and symptom impairments predict the duration of recovery after an SRC. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (prognosis); Level of evidence, 2...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186834/elevated-knee-joint-kinetics-and-reduced-ankle-kinetics-are-present-during-jogging-and-hopping-after-achilles-tendon-ruptures
#6
Richard W Willy, Annelie Brorsson, Hayley C Powell, John D Willson, Roy Tranberg, Karin Grävare Silbernagel
BACKGROUND: Deficits in plantarflexor function are common after an Achilles tendon rupture. These deficits may result in an altered distribution of joint loads during lower extremity tasks. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that, regardless of treatment, the Achilles tendon-ruptured limb would exhibit deficits in ankle kinematics and joint power while exhibiting elevated knee joint power and patellofemoral joint loads during walking, jogging, and hopping. We further hypothesized that this loading pattern would be most evident during jogging and hopping...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182507/unused-opioid-pills-after-outpatient-shoulder-surgeries-given-current-perioperative-prescribing-habits
#7
Kanupriya Kumar, Lawrence V Gulotta, Joshua S Dines, Answorth A Allen, Jennifer Cheng, Kara G Fields, Jacques T YaDeau, Christopher L Wu
BACKGROUND: In the past 16 years, the number of prescription opioids sold in the United States, as well as deaths from prescription opioids, has nearly quadrupled. However, the overall amount of pain reported by patients has not changed significantly. Specific information about opioid prescriptions in the perioperative period is lacking. Of the studies that have been published, investigators have shown that the majority of patients have unused postoperative opioid pills. Moreover, patients appear to lack information about disposal of unused opioid pills...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177645/conventional-radiographs-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-analysis-of-trochlear-dysplasia
#8
Philippe Matthias Tscholl, Florian Wanivenhaus, Sandro F Fucentese
BACKGROUND: Trochlear dysplasia is one of the most important risk factors for recurrent patellar instability. It is defined on true lateral conventional radiographs (CR) and axial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The type of trochlear dysplasia is decisive for surgical treatment; however, low agreement between CR and MRI has been reported. PURPOSE: To compare the Dejour classification of trochlear dysplasia on CR and axial MRI using differing levels defined in the literature...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171736/epidemiological-patterns-of-initial-and-subsequent-injuries-in-collegiate-football-athletes
#9
Jacob Z Williams, Bhavna Singichetti, Hongmei Li, Henry Xiang, Kevin E Klingele, Jingzhen Yang
BACKGROUND: A body of epidemiological studies has examined football injuries and associated risk factors among collegiate athletes. However, few existing studies specifically analyzed injury risk in terms of initial or subsequent injuries. PURPOSE: To determine athlete-exposures (AEs) and rates of initial and subsequent injury among collegiate football athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study. METHODS: Injury and exposure data collected from collegiate football players from two Division I universities (2007-2011) were analyzed...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165760/comparison-of-acl-strain-in-the-mcl-deficient-and-mcl-reconstructed-knee-during-simulated-landing-in-a-cadaveric-model
#10
Eric J Mancini, Robert Kohen, Amanda O Esquivel, Allison M Cracchiolo, Stephen Edward Lemos
BACKGROUND: Noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after valgus landing has been reported and studied biomechanically. However, the role of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in dissipating these forces has not been fully elucidated. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role that the MCL plays in ACL strain during simulated landing. The hypothesis was that ACL strain would increase significantly in MCL-incompetent knees compared with the native knee and that reconstructing the MCL would return the values to those of the intact knee...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157450/changes-in-lower-extremity-kinematics-and-temporal-parameters-of-adolescent-baseball-pitchers-during-an-extended-pitching-bout
#11
Stacey M Kung, Sarah P Shultz, Andreas Kontaxis, Andrew P Kraszewski, Mandi W Gibbons, Sherry I Backus, Philip W Fink, Stephen Fealy, Howard J Hillstrom
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated detailed 3-dimensional lower extremity kinematics during baseball pitching in adolescent athletes during extended play. Changes in these parameters may affect performance outcomes. PURPOSE: To investigate whether adolescent baseball pitchers experience changes in lower extremity kinematics and event timing during a simulated game-length pitching bout. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Twelve male adolescent pitchers (aged 14-16 years) threw 6 sets of 15 fastball pitches from an artificial pitching mound to a target at regulation distance...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151693/anterolateral-ligament-reconstruction-is-associated-with-significantly-reduced-acl-graft-rupture-rates-at-a-minimum-follow-up-of-2-years
#12
Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Adnan Saithna, Maxime Cavalier, Charles Kajetanek, Eduardo Frois Temponi, Matt Daggett, Camilo Partezani Helito, Mathieu Thaunat
BACKGROUND: Graft failure and low rates of return to sport are major concerns after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, particularly in a population at risk. PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between reconstruction techniques and subsequent graft rupture and return-to-sport rates in patients aged 16 to 30 years participating in pivoting sports. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: A prospective study of patients undergoing primary ACL reconstruction with a bone-patellar tendon-bone (B-PT-B) graft, quadrupled hamstring tendon (4HT) graft, or hamstring tendon graft combined with anterolateral ligament reconstruction (HT+ALL) was conducted by the Scientific ACL NeTwork International (SANTI) Study Group...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141953/interposition-dermal-matrix-xenografts
#13
Julie A Neumann, Miltiadis H Zgonis, Kathleen D Rickert, Kendall E Bradley, Thomas J Kremen, Blake R Boggess, Alison P Toth
BACKGROUND: Management of massive rotator cuff tears in shoulders without glenohumeral arthritis remains problematic for surgeons. Repairs of massive rotator cuff tears have failure rates of 20% to 94% at 1 to 2 years postoperatively as demonstrated with arthrography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Additionally, inconsistent outcomes have been reported with debridement alone of massive rotator cuff tears, and limitations have been seen with other current methods of operative intervention, including arthroplasty and tendon transfers...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141941/outcome-of-hip-impingement-surgery
#14
Florian D Naal, Aileen Müller, Viju D Varghese, Vanessa Wellauer, Franco M Impellizzeri, Michael Leunig
BACKGROUND: Generalized joint hypermobility (JH) might negatively influence the results of surgical femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) treatment, as JH has been linked to musculoskeletal pain and injury incidence in athletes. JH may also be associated with worse outcomes of FAI surgery in thin females. PURPOSE: To (1) determine the results of FAI surgery at a minimum 2-year follow-up by means of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and failure rates, (2) assess the prevalence of JH in FAI patients and its effect on outcomes, and (3) identify other risk factors associated with treatment failure...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135427/is-remnant-preservation-truly-beneficial-to-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-healing
#15
Takuya Naraoka, Yuka Kimura, Eiichi Tsuda, Yuji Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
BACKGROUND: Remnant-preserved anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction was introduced to improve clinical outcomes and biological healing. However, the effects of remnant preservation and the influence of the delay from injury until reconstruction on the outcomes of this technique are still uncertain. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purposes of this study were to evaluate whether remnant preservation improved the clinical outcomes and graft incorporation of ACL reconstruction and to examine the influence of the delay between ACL injury and reconstruction on the usefulness of remnant preservation...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135130/clinical-outcome-of-arthroscopic-bankart-repair-combined-with-simultaneous-capsular-repair
#16
Shigeto Nakagawa, Ryo Iuchi, Tatsuo Mae, Naoko Mizuno, Yasuhiro Take
BACKGROUND: A capsular tear and humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament lesion are not uncommon findings in association with a Bankart lesion. However, there have been few reports regarding the prevalence of such capsular lesions and the postoperative recurrence after capsular repair. Purpose/Hypothesis: This study investigated the prevalence of capsular lesions and clarified their influence on the postoperative recurrence of instability. In addition, factors were identified that were associated with the occurrence of capsular lesions and the postoperative recurrence of instability...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129518/body-mass-and-weekly-training-distance-influence-the-pain-and-injuries-experienced-by-runners-using-minimalist-shoes
#17
Joel T Fuller, Dominic Thewlis, Jonathan D Buckley, Nicholas A T Brown, Joseph Hamill, Margarita D Tsiros
BACKGROUND: Minimalist shoes have been popularized as a safe alternative to conventional running shoes. However, a paucity of research is available investigating the longer-term safety of minimalist shoes. PURPOSE: To compare running-related pain and injury between minimalist and conventional shoes in trained runners and to investigate interactions between shoe type, body mass, and weekly training distance. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial; Level of evidence, 2...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129516/intra-articular-recombinant-human-proteoglycan-4-mitigates-cartilage-damage-after-destabilization-of-the-medial-meniscus-in-the-yucatan-minipig
#18
Kimberly A Waller, Kaitlyn E Chin, Gregory D Jay, Ling X Zhang, Erin Teeple, Scott McAllister, Gary J Badger, Tannin A Schmidt, Braden C Fleming
BACKGROUND: Lubricin, or proteoglycan 4 (PRG4), is a glycoprotein responsible for joint boundary lubrication. PRG4 has been shown previously to be down-regulated after traumatic joint injury such as a meniscal tear. Preliminary evidence suggests that intra-articular injection of PRG4 after injury will reduce cartilage damage in rat models of surgically induced posttraumatic osteoarthritis. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of intra-articular injection of full-length recombinant human lubricin (rhPRG4) for reducing cartilage damage after medial meniscal destabilization (DMM) in a preclinical large animal model...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129512/long-term-outcomes-of-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-in-adolescent-patients
#19
Takahiro Ogura, Tim Bryant, Tom Minas
BACKGROUND: Treating symptomatic articular cartilage lesions is challenging, especially in adolescent patients, because of longer life expectancies and higher levels of functional activity. For this population, long-term outcomes after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) remain to be determined. PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term outcomes in adolescents after ACI using survival analyses, validated outcome questionnaires, and standard radiographs. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129509/diagnostic-accuracy-of-imaging-modalities-and-injection-techniques-for-the-diagnosis-of-femoroacetabular-impingement-labral-tear
#20
Michael P Reiman, Kristian Thorborg, Adam P Goode, Chad E Cook, Adam Weir, Per Hölmich
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing femoroacetabular impingement/acetabular labral tear (FAI/ALT) and subsequently making a decision regarding surgery are based primarily on diagnostic imaging and intra-articular hip joint injection techniques of unknown accuracy. PURPOSE: Summarize and evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility of various imaging modalities and injection techniques relevant to hip FAI/ALT. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review with meta-analysis...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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