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Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review

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December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
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December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Mia Smucny, Joel Kolmodin, Paul Saluan
With the recent increase in youth sports participation and single-sport youth athletes over the past 30 years, there has been an increase in the number of acute and overuse sports injuries in this population. This review focuses on overuse and traumatic injuries of the shoulder and elbow in young athletes. In particular we discuss little league shoulder, glenohumeral internal rotation deficit, glenohumeral instability, superior labrum anterior posterior lesions, Little League elbow, Panner disease, osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum, posteromedial elbow impingement, and posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Anthony C Egger, Salvatore Frangiamore, James Rosneck
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is one of the most researched conditions in sports medicine today. FAI occurs due to abnormal morphology and subsequently contact between the proximal femur and the acetabulum. With repetitive loading, this femoroacetabular mismatch can be a source of labral and chondral injuries. FAI is more prevalent in the athletic population, particularly those athletes who participated in high level activities at a younger age. If nonoperative management is failed, surgical treatment is often done arthroscopically and with good results...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Rachel M Randall, Michael Silverstein, Ryan Goodwin
Pediatric spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis present with a wide spectrum of pathology and clinical findings, including back pain, leg pain, crouch gait, or neurological deficit. The treatment of spondylolysis alone is typically conservative with bracing, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and activity restriction, but refractory pain can be successfully surgically managed with intralaminar compression screw, wires, or pedicle screws with rods and laminar hook constructs. The treatment of dysplastic spondylolisthesis is aggressive to prevent neurological deficit, whereas even high-grade isthmic slips can be treated safely with nonoperative measures if no significant neurological deficits are present...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Mark V Paterno
Youth sports participation is on the rise, resulting in an increase in sports-related injuries in the pediatric and adolescent population. The presentation of injury, pathology, and disease in this younger population is often unique and may require customize and novel medical and rehabilitation interventions to optimize the outcome. The purpose of this review is to highlight unique considerations in the rehabilitation management of the pediatric and adolescent athlete. General guidelines for progression of this population through a criteria-based rehabilitation program with a focus on a systematic return to sport algorithm will be reviewed...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
John B Erickson, Walter P Samora, Kevin E Klingele
Foot and ankle injuries are the second most common reason for young athletes to present to a primary care physician, and account for up to 30% of visits to sports medicine clinics in this population. Heightened performance expectations placed on today's young athletes have led to intense training and competition demands. With increasing rates of sport participation among children and adolescents, it is important for treating physicians to have an understanding of the evaluation and management of ankle injuries seen in the pediatric athlete...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Jay Albright, Ariel Kiyomi Lepon, Stephanie Mayer
Many techniques for reconstruction of pediatric and adolescent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures have been described, yet the best technique to reproduce normal kinematics of the knee while causing minimal growth disturbance is not definitively determined. We describe a technique which adapts the Allen Anderson technique for all-inside, all-epiphyseal, anatomic ACL reconstruction. However, this technique uses a novel quadriceps tendon-patellar bone-autograft to provide the best-possible patient outcomes...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Mark Wu, Ryan Fallon, Benton E Heyworth
Athletic overuse injuries are becoming an increasingly common entity in the active pediatric population. The prevalence of these injuries may be attributed to the combination of an underdeveloped musculoskeletal system, increased participation in competitive sport at a younger age, and increased duration and intensity of training. Many of these injuries may go unreported and/or undiagnosed, as they do not all result in time lost from sports, and are not always appreciated on imaging. Left unrecognized, untreated, or poorly managed, overuse injuries can have long-term health consequences for young athletes...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Matthew Bessette, Paul Saluan
Injuries and disorders of the patellofemoral joint in the adolescent athlete can encompass a wide spectrum of symptomatology and pathology. Anterior knee pain is a common presenting symptom in sports medicine clinics, and can have numerous underlying etiologies. This activity-related pain may be the manifestation of enthesopathy, tendinopathy, fat pad impingement, or numerous other conditions, but is more commonly related to more subtle skeletal and muscular imbalances. Treatment is typically nonoperative in nature, and excellent results are reported with physical therapy...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Paul Saluan
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December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Erin D Bigler, Tracy J Abildskov, Naomi J Goodrich-Hunsaker, Garrett Black, Zachary P Christensen, Trevor Huff, Dawn-Marie G Wood, John R Hesselink, Elisabeth A Wilde, Jeffrey E Max
Common neuroimaging findings in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), including sport-related concussion (SRC), are reviewed based on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Common abnormalities radiologically identified on the day of injury, typically a computed tomographic scan, are in the form of contusions, small subarachnoid or intraparenchymal hemorrhages as well as subdural and epidural collections, edema, and skull fractures. Common follow-up neuroimaging findings with MRI include white matter hyperintensities, hypointense signal abnormalities that reflect prior hemorrhage, focal encephalomalacia, presence of atrophy and/or dilated Virchow-Robins perivascular space...
September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
George Salvaterra
The major focus of this review is to establish concussion in sport as a silent epidemic in our society that is not an accident. Brain injury has a definitive pattern and distinct nonrandom predictable characteristic. The development of successful head protection requires a scientific database approach to the mechanics of headgear. It is the responsibility of the health care clinician to help with the maintenance of protective standards for headgear and support rule changes to decrease the morbidity and mortality of athletes...
September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Michael Gay
Sports-related concussion also referred to in the literature as mild traumatic brain injury remains a popular area of study for physicians, neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuroimaging, athletic trainers, and researchers across the other areas of brain sciences. Treatment for concussion is an emerging area of focus with investigators seeking to improve outcomes and protect patients from the deleterious short-term and long-term consequences which have been extensively studied and identified. Broadly, current treatment strategies for athletes recovering from concussion have remained largely unchanged since early 2000s...
September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Douglas F Aukerman, Nicholas R Phillips, Craig Graham
Concussions have always been common in sports, but the awareness and associated diagnosis of the condition have been trending upward, gaining significant attention through medical literature, news media, and entertainment. Concussion management in the collegiate athlete is of specific concern, as over 460,000 young adults compete in collegiate athletics annually. The NCAA and other groups have strived to provide consensus guidelines, but many student-athletes still are not being managed as recommended. The return to play process should begin only after a student-athlete is symptom free and has returned to his or her baseline functioning...
September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Harry Bramley, Justin Hong, Christopher Zacko, Christopher Royer, Matthew Silvis
Sport-related concussion typically resolves within a few weeks of the injury; however, persistent symptoms have been reported to occur in 10% to 15% of concussions. These ongoing symptoms can cause significant disability and be frustrating for the patient and family. In addition, factors other than brain injury can cause complications for these patients, such as adjustment disorder or exacerbation of preexisting conditions such as depression or migraine. Individuals with prolonged symptoms of concussion may be classified as having post-concussion syndrome...
September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Peter Arnett, Jessica Meyer, Victoria Merritt, Erin Guty
Barth and colleagues' seminal study using baseline neuropsychological testing as a model for sports concussion management serves as the template for many collegiate sports medicine programs. However, there remains a significant need for an evidence-based strategy in cases where no baseline testing has been conducted. In this article, we further articulate such a model based on work with athletes at our Division I university. The foundation of the model involves base rates of impairment in a typical neurocognitive sports concussion battery, with decision rules that differ slightly for males and females...
September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Linda Papa
Mounting research in the field of sports concussion biomarkers has led to a greater understanding of the effects of brain injury from sports. A recent systematic review of clinical studies examining biomarkers of brain injury following sports-related concussion established that almost all studies have been published either in or after the year 2000. In an effort to prevent chronic traumatic encephalopathy and long-term consequences of concussion, early diagnostic and prognostic tools are becoming increasingly important; particularly in sports and in military personnel, where concussions are common occurrences...
September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Steven Rowson, Megan L Bland, Eamon T Campolettano, Jaclyn N Press, Bethany Rowson, Jake A Smith, David W Sproule, Abigail M Tyson, Stefan M Duma
Concussions can occur in any sport. Often, clinical and biomechanical research efforts are disconnected. This review paper analyzes current concussion issues in sports from a biomechanical perspective and is geared toward Sports Med professionals. Overarching themes of this review include the biomechanics of the brain during head impact, role of protective equipment, potential population-based differences in concussion tolerance, potential intervention strategies to reduce the incidence of injury, and common biomechanical misconceptions...
September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Wayne J Sebastianelli
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September 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
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