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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146414/timing-of-lower-extremity-injuries-in-competition-and-practice-in-high-school-sports
#1
Kyle Nagle, Bernadette Johnson, Lina Brou, Tyler Landman, Ada Sochanska, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Laboratory-based experiments demonstrate that fatigue may contribute to lower extremity injury (LEI). Few studies have examined the timing of LEIs during competition and practice, specifically in high school athletes across multiple sports, to consider the possible relationship between fatigue and LEIs during sport events. HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to describe the timing of LEIs in high school athletes within games and practices across multiple sports, with a hypothesis that more and severe injuries occur later in games and practices...
February 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107113/the-relationship-between-pitching-mechanics-and-injury
#2
Peter N Chalmers, Markus A Wimmer, Nikhil N Verma, Brian J Cole, Anthony A Romeo, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Michael L Pearl
CONTEXT: The overhand pitch is one of the fastest known human motions and places enormous forces and torques on the upper extremity. Shoulder and elbow pain and injury are common in high-level pitchers. A large body of research has been conducted to understand the pitching motion. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive review of the literature was performed to gain a full understanding of all currently available biomechanical and clinical evidence surrounding pitching motion analysis...
January 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080306/no-clinically-significant-difference-between-adult-and-pediatric-ikdc-subjective-knee-evaluation-scores-in-adults
#3
Nicole Stegmeier, Sameer Oak, Colin O'Rourke, Greg Strnad, Kurt P Spindler, Morgan Jones, Lutul D Farrow, Jack Andrish, Paul Saluan
BACKGROUND: Two versions of the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) Subjective Knee Evaluation form currently exist: the original version (1999) and a recently modified pediatric-specific version (2011). Comparison of the pediatric IKDC with the adult version in the adult population may reveal that either version could be used longitudinally. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that the scores for the adult IKDC and pediatric IKDC will not be clinically different among adult patients aged 18 to 50 years...
January 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060567/correlation-of-head-impacts-to-change-in-balance-error-scoring-system-scores-in-division-i-men-s-lacrosse-players
#4
Theresa L Miyashita, Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Kaitlyn Marrie
BACKGROUND: Investigation into the effect of cumulative subconcussive head impacts has yielded various results in the literature, with many supporting a link to neurological deficits. Little research has been conducted on men's lacrosse and associated balance deficits from head impacts. HYPOTHESES: (1) Athletes will commit more errors on the postseason Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test. (2) There will be a positive correlation to change in BESS scores and head impact exposure data...
January 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225690/sports-injury-prevention
#5
Edward M Wojtys
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225689/sex-differences-in-anthropometrics-and-heading-kinematics-among-division-i-soccer-athletes
#6
Abigail C Bretzin, Jamie L Mansell, Ryan T Tierney, Jane K McDevitt
BACKGROUND: Soccer players head the ball repetitively throughout their careers; this is also a potential mechanism for a concussion. Although not all soccer headers result in a concussion, these subconcussive impacts may impart acceleration, deceleration, and rotational forces on the brain, leaving structural and functional deficits. Stronger neck musculature may reduce head-neck segment kinematics. HYPOTHESIS: The relationship between anthropometrics and soccer heading kinematics will not differ between sexes...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177851/growing-pains
#7
Patrick J Lehman, Rebecca L Carl
CONTEXT: The term growing pains describes a common, benign syndrome of recurrent discomfort that occurs in young children. First described in the 1800s, the etiology of this condition remains unclear. The peak incidence does not correspond to a time of rapid growth. Children typically report bilateral pain in the lower extremities that occurs late in the day or at night. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The PubMed database was searched using the keywords growing pains, benign nocturnal limb pains of childhood, recurrent limb pain of childhood, and limb pain in childhood...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165873/overuse-physeal-injuries-in-youth-athletes
#8
Amanda Arnold, Charles A Thigpen, Paul F Beattie, Michael J Kissenberth, Ellen Shanley
CONTEXT: Despite rising awareness of the risks associated with sports participation, overuse injuries continue to increase in youth athlete populations. Physeal injuries are one type of overuse injury exclusive to pediatric populations that are often sustained during athletic practice or competition. Overuse physeal injuries are, in theory, preventable; however, little consensus has been reached surrounding the risk factors, prevention, and treatment strategies. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review summarizes the best available evidence concerning overuse physeal injuries in youth and adolescent athletes...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151702/the-athletic-shoe-in-football
#9
James Jastifer, Richard Kent, Jeff Crandall, Chris Sherwood, David Lessley, Kirk A McCullough, Michael J Coughlin, Robert B Anderson
BACKGROUND: Foot and ankle injuries are common in sports, particularly in cleated athletes. Traditionally, the athletic shoe has not been regarded as a piece of protective equipment but rather as a part of the uniform, with a primary focus on performance and subjective feedback measures of comfort. Changes in turf and shoe design have poorly understood implications on the health and safety of players. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search of the MEDLINE and PubMed databases was conducted...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134572/physical-activity-related-injury-profile-in-children-and-adolescents-according-to-their-age-maturation-and-level-of-sports-participation
#10
Lara Costa E Silva, Maria Isabel Fragoso, JĂșlia Teles
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial, enhancing healthy development. However, one-third of school-age children practicing sports regularly suffer from an injury. These injuries are associated with sex, chronological age, and PA level. PURPOSE: To identify the importance of age, PA level, and maturity as predictors of injury in Portuguese youth. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 3...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129072/sports-related-emergency-preparedness-in-oregon-high-schools
#11
Samuel T Johnson, Marc F Norcross, Viktor E Bovbjerg, Mark A Hoffman, Eunwook Chang, Michael C Koester
BACKGROUND: Best practice recommendations for sports-related emergency preparation include implementation of venue-specific emergency action plans (EAPs), access to early defibrillation, and first responders-specifically coaches-trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. The objective was to determine whether high schools had implemented these 3 recommendations and whether schools with a certified athletic trainer (AT) were more likely to have done so...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879298/withdrawals-and-retirements-in-professional-tennis-players
#12
Matthew J Hartwell, Sandra M Fong, Alexis C Colvin
BACKGROUND: Injuries and illnesses for professional tennis athletes disrupt training, competition, and progression in the sport and represent a major reason for athlete withdrawal or retirement from a tournament. Few descriptive epidemiological studies have focused on these trends in elite tennis athletes. PURPOSE: To examine the causes of professional tennis player withdrawal or retirement from United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit tournaments during 2013...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834667/validity-and-reliability-of-the-vestibular-ocular-motor-screening-and-associations-with-common-concussion-screening-tools
#13
Amy M Yorke, Laura Smith, Mitch Babcock, Bara Alsalaheen
BACKGROUND: Sustaining a concussion commonly results in vestibular impairments that may be associated with balance deficits. To screen for vestibular impairments after a concussion, the Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) tool was developed. The relationship between the VOMS and other concussion screening tools, such as the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and King-Devick (K-D), have not been explored. HYPOTHESES: (1) VOMS would provide reliable results and not provoke symptoms in healthy adolescents and (2) VOMS test items would measure related aspects of vestibular function that are not measured through the BESS or K-D...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821574/bone-health-in-athletes
#14
Marci A Goolsby, Nicole Boniquit
CONTEXT: The health of the skeletal system is important for athletes young and old. From the early benefits of exercise on bones to the importance of osteoporosis prevention and treatment, bone health affects the ability to be active throughout life. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: PubMed articles dating from 1986 to 2016 were used for the review. Relevant terms such as keywords and section titles of the article were searched and articles identified were reviewed for relevance to this article...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807260/high-school-sport-specialization-patterns-of-current-division-i-athletes
#15
Eric G Post, Jill M Thein-Nissenbaum, Mikel R Stiffler, M Alison Brooks, David R Bell, Jennifer L Sanfilippo, Stephanie M Trigsted, Bryan C Heiderscheit, Timothy A McGuine
BACKGROUND: Sport specialization is a strategy to acquire superior sport performance in 1 sport but is associated with increased injury risk. Currently, the degree of high school specialization among Division I athletes is unknown. HYPOTHESIS: College athletes will display increased rates of specialization as they progress through their high school careers. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 4...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590793/fear-of-reinjury-in-athletes
#16
Chao-Jung Hsu, Adam Meierbachtol, Steven Z George, Terese L Chmielewski
CONTEXT: A sports injury has both physical and psychological consequences for the athlete. A common postinjury psychological response is elevated fear of reinjury. OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the implications of fear of reinjury on the rehabilitation of athletes, including clinical methods to measure fear of reinjury; the impact of fear of reinjury on rehabilitation outcomes, including physical impairments, function, and return to sports rate; and potential interventions to address fear of reinjury during rehabilitation...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940573/knee-osteoarthritis-is-associated-with-previous-meniscus-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery-among-elite-college-american-football-athletes
#17
Matthew V Smith, Jeffrey J Nepple, Rick W Wright, Matthew J Matava, Robert H Brophy
BACKGROUND: Football puts athletes at risk for knee injuries such meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, which are associated with the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Previous knee surgery, player position, and body mass index (BMI) may be associated with knee OA. HYPOTHESIS: In elite football players undergoing knee magnetic resonance imaging at the National Football League's Invitational Combine, the prevalence of knee OA is associated with previous knee surgery and BMI...
December 9, 2016: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920260/how-to-deal-with-anterior-knee-pain-in-the-active-young-patient
#18
Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Scott F Dye
CONTEXT: Anterior knee pain (AKP) represents the most common reason to consult with a clinician who specializes in the knee. Despite the high incidence of the disorder, however, its etiology is still controversial. Many unnecessary surgeries that may damage the patient are done for this clinical entity. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A PubMed search from 1995 through June 2016. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical review. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 4...
December 5, 2016: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899680/normative-tandem-gait-in-collegiate-student-athletes-implications-for-clinical-concussion-assessment
#19
Jessie R Oldham, Melissa S DiFabio, Thomas W Kaminski, Ryan M DeWolf, Thomas A Buckley
BACKGROUND: Impaired balance is common after concussion. The third edition of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT-3) recommends the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and/or tandem gait for postconcussion balance assessment. The limitations of the BESS are well documented; however, tandem gait has received little attention throughout concussion literature. The purpose of this study was to provide normative data for tandem gait in collegiate student-athletes based on sport type, concussion history, and gender...
November 29, 2016: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872403/biomechanical-analysis-of-weighted-ball-exercises-for-baseball-pitchers
#20
Glenn S Fleisig, Alek Z Diffendaffer, Kyle T Aune, Brett Ivey, Walter A Laughlin
BACKGROUND: Weighted-ball throwing programs are commonly used in training baseball pitchers to increase ball velocity. The purpose of this study was to compare kinematics and kinetics among weighted-ball exercises with values from standard pitching (ie, pitching standard 5-oz baseballs from a mound). HYPOTHESIS: Ball and arm velocities would be greater with lighter balls and joint kinetics would be greater with heavier balls. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
November 21, 2016: Sports Health
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