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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351225/specialization-patterns-across-various-youth-sports-and-relationship-to-injury-risk
#1
Jacqueline Pasulka, Neeru Jayanthi, Ashley McCann, Lara R Dugas, Cynthia LaBella
OBJECTIVES: Current trends among young athletes towards earlier specialization age and year-round training on multiple teams has raised concern for increased injury risk. Our previous analyses showed higher risk for injury in highly specialized young athletes. The goal of this research was to determine whether sports specialization and injury patterns vary by sports type. METHODS: In this clinical case-control study, injured athletes (aged 7-18 years) were recruited from sports medicine clinics and compared to similarly aged uninjured athletes recruited from primary care clinics...
March 29, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344446/prediction-of-tennis-performance-in-junior-elite-tennis-players
#2
Tamara Kramer, Barbara C H Huijgen, Marije T Elferink-Gemser, Chris Visscher
Predicting current and future tennis performance can lead to improving the development of junior tennis players. The aim of this study is to investigate whether age, maturation, or physical fitness in junior elite tennis players in U13 can explain current and future tennis performance. The value of current tennis performance for future tennis performance is also investigated. A total of 86 junior elite tennis players (boys, n = 44; girls, n = 42) U13 (aged: 12.5 ± 0.3 years), and followed to U16, took part in this study...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087244/practice-makes-perfect-correlations-between-prior-experience-in-high-level-athletics-and-robotic-surgical-performance-do-not-persist-after-task-repetition
#3
Kevin Shee, Fady M Ghali, Elias S Hyams
OBJECTIVE: Robotic surgical skill development is central to training in urology as well as in other surgical disciplines. Here, we describe a pilot study assessing the relationships between robotic surgery simulator performance and 3 categories of activities, namely, videogames, musical instruments, and athletics. DESIGN: A questionnaire was administered to preclinical medical students for general demographic information and prior experiences in surgery, videogames, musical instruments, and athletics...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26903864/selected-topical-agents-used-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-minor-injuries-a-review
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REVIEW
Ping-Chung Leung, Erik Chun-Hay Ko, Wing-Sum Siu, Ellie Suet-Yee Pang, Clara Bik-San Lau
Topical medicinal patches have been popular for the treatment of minor injuries like sprains and avulsions. Other inflammatory conditions like chronic musculo-tendinous pain and or fasciitis are also taken care of by local ointments or rubs. In the oriental communities, medicinal herbs frequently form the major components of the patches. In spite of the lack of scientific evidence of efficacy, the popularity of such traditional application persists for centuries. In this era of evidence-based clinical treatment, there is an urgent need to look into this traditional practice...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26605803/impact-of-fitness-characteristics-on-tennis-performance-in-elite-junior-tennis-players
#5
Alexander Ulbricht, Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Alberto Mendez-Villanueva, Alexander Ferrauti
The impact of fitness characteristics on tennis performance in adolescent players is not clearly understood. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to test whether physical characteristics are related to players' competitive level (i.e., national youth ranking). A secondary aim was to compare adolescent tennis players by performance level (i.e., regional selected players and the national team). A total of 902 male and female junior players (aged, 11-16 years) in Germany were evaluated using a physical testing battery: grip strength; countermovement jump; 10 and 20-m sprint; tennis-specific sprint; overhead, forehand, and backhand medicine ball throws (MBT); serve velocity and tennis-specific endurance test (hit and turn tennis test)...
April 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26464800/smartphone-apps-for-orthopaedic-sports-medicine-a-smart-move
#6
Seng Juong Wong, Greg A Robertson, Katie L Connor, Richard R Brady, Alexander M Wood
BACKGROUND: With the advent of smartphones together with their downloadable applications (apps), there is increasing opportunities for doctors, including orthopaedic sports surgeons, to integrate such technology into clinical practice. However, the clinical reliability of these medical apps remains questionable. We reviewed available apps themed specifically towards Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and related conditions and assessed the level of medical professional involvement in their design and content, along with a review of these apps...
2015: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26434017/importance-of-hierarchical-structure-determining-tennis-performance-for-modern-defensive-baseliner
#7
Nikša Đurović, Dražan Dizdar, Nebojša Zagorac
Hierarchies are present everywhere (physics, medicine, nature, human needs, etc.) and tennis is no exception. Is counterpuncher's goal just to chase down every ball and force the opponents into long rallies? The aim of this first empirical study is integrate theory and practice about overall quality evaluation and accurately analyze offensive and defensive tennis priorities for counterpunchers. Weight of each criterion was obtained using AHP technique in Expert Choice software. The results indicate that this model is able to provide important training variables in order to control and manipulate training process...
July 2015: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26252503/the-effects-of-8-week-plyometric-training-on-physical-performance-in-young-tennis-players
#8
Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Eduardo Saez de Villarreal, David Sanz-Rivas, Manuel Moya
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of an 8-week (conducted biweekly for a total of 16 sessions) plyometric training program (PT) (e.g., upper- and lower-body exercises) combined with regular tennis training on physical qualities in young tennis players. DESIGN: Sixty tennis players between the ages of 12 and 13 years (age 12.5 ± 0.3 years, weight 44.2 ± 7.0 kg, height 156.6 ± 7.1 cm) were allocated to either the control group (standard in-season regimen) (CG; n = 30) or the experimental group, which received an additional PT (TG; n = 30) for 30-60 min as a substitute for some tennis training within the usual 90-min practice...
February 2016: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26246798/comparative-analysis-of-the-labelling-of-nanotechnologies-across-four-stakeholder-groups
#9
Adam Capon, James Gillespie, Margaret Rolfe, Wayne Smith
Societies are constantly challenged to develop policies around the introduction of new technologies, which by their very nature contain great uncertainty. This uncertainty gives prominence to varying viewpoints which are value laden and have the ability to drastically shift policy. The issue of nanotechnologies is a prime example. The labelling of products that contain new technologies has been one policy tool governments have used to address concerns around uncertainty. Our study develops evidence regarding opinions on the labelling of products made by nanotechnologies...
2015: Journal of Nanoparticle Research: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Nanoscale Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25384448/analgesic-effect-of-manual-acupuncture-and-laser-acupuncture-for-lateral-epicondylalgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Wen-Dien Chang, Ping-Tung Lai, Yung-An Tsou
Lateral epicondylalgia is a common orthopedic disorder. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is often used for treating lateral epicondylalgia. Laser acupuncture, compared with manual acupuncture, has more advantages because it is painless, aseptic and safe. However, the analgesic effect of manual acupuncture and laser acupuncture on lateral epicondylalgia has rarely been explored. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the analgesic effect of laser acupuncture and manual acupuncture for the treatment of lateral epicondylalgia...
2014: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25217825/sonographic-evaluation-of-the-extensor-carpi-ulnaris-in-asymptomatic-tennis-players
#11
Joshua S Sole, Steve J Wisniewski, Karen L Newcomer, Eugene Maida, Jay Smith
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of structural abnormalities and instability affecting the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendons of asymptomatic recreational tennis players by the use of high-resolution ultrasonography. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Academic sports medicine center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six asymptomatic, recreational male and female tennis players. METHODS: A single, experienced operator completed bilateral static and dynamic ultrasound examinations of the ECU tendons of 26 asymptomatic, long-term, recreational tennis players ages 26-61 years (11 male, 15 female, average 24...
March 2015: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25203695/association-of-the-functional-movement-screen-with-injuries-in-division-i-athletes
#12
Meghan Warren, Craig A Smith, Nicole J Chimera
CONTEXT: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) evaluates performance in 7 fundamental movement patterns using a 4-point scale. Previous studies have reported increased injury risk with a composite score (CS) of 14/21 or less; these studies were limited to specific sports and injury definition. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between FMS CS and movement pattern scores and acute noncontact and overuse musculoskeletal injuries in division I college athletes. An exploratory objective was to assess the association between injury and FMS movement pattern asymmetry...
May 2015: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24926911/a-closer-look-at-overuse-injuries-in-the-pediatric-athlete
#13
Andrea Stracciolini, Rebecca Casciano, Hilary Levey Friedman, William P Meehan, Lyle J Micheli
OBJECTIVE: To examine male-female differences in pediatric overuse sports injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional epidemiological study. SETTING: Tertiary level sports medicine division in a large academic pediatric medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Five percent probability sample of patients 5 to 17 years seen from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009. About 3813 charts reviewed. Final study cohort included 1614 patients...
January 2015: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24725790/hybrid-markerless-tracking-of-complex-articulated-motion-in-golf-swings
#14
Sim Kwoh Fung, Kenneth Sundaraj, Nizam Uddin Ahamed, Lam Chee Kiang, Sivadev Nadarajah, Arun Sahayadhas, Md Asraf Ali, Md Anamul Islam, Rajkumar Palaniappan
Sports video tracking is a research topic that has attained increasing attention due to its high commercial potential. A number of sports, including tennis, soccer, gymnastics, running, golf, badminton and cricket have been utilised to display the novel ideas in sports motion tracking. The main challenge associated with this research concerns the extraction of a highly complex articulated motion from a video scene. Our research focuses on the development of a markerless human motion tracking system that tracks the major body parts of an athlete straight from a sports broadcast video...
April 2014: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24668380/heat-research-guides-current-practices-in-professional-tennis
#15
EDITORIAL
Todd S Ellenbecker, Kathleen A Stroia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24668376/the-evolution-and-impact-of-science-in-tennis-eight-advances-for-performance-and-health
#16
EDITORIAL
Babette M Pluim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24668375/fitness-testing-of-tennis-players-how-valuable-is-it
#17
REVIEW
Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Alexander Ulbricht, Alexander Ferrauti
In tennis, sport-specific technical skills are predominant factors, although a complex profile of physical performance factors is also required. The fitness test batteries assist in examining tennis players' capabilities for performance at different levels in the laboratory as well as in the field, in the junior or elite level. While laboratory tests can be, and are, used to evaluate basic performance characteristics of athletes in most individual sports, in a more specific approach, field-based methods are better suited to the demands of complex intermittent sports like tennis...
April 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24668373/hydration-and-thermal-strain-during-tennis-in-the-heat
#18
REVIEW
Michael F Bergeron
Competitive tennis in the heat can prompt substantial sweat losses and extensive consequent body water and electrolyte deficits, as well as a level of thermal strain that considerably challenges a player's physiology, perception of effort, and on-court well-being and performance. Adequate hydration and optimal performance can be notably difficult to maintain when multiple same-day matches are played on successive days in hot weather. Despite the recognised effects of the heat, much more research needs to be carried out to better appreciate the broader scope and full extent of the physiological demands and hydration and thermal strain challenges facing junior and adult players in various environments, venues and competition scenarios...
April 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24567176/-acute-and-overuse-injuries-of-the-shoulder-in-sports
#19
REVIEW
R Doyscher, K Kraus, B Finke, M Scheibel
BACKGROUND: During sports the shoulder complex is exposed to considerable load especially where throwing is important and various pathological changes can occur. In the last two decades the shoulder in athletes has become a special term in clinical sports medicine METHODS: Selective literature review in PubMed and consideration of personal experience, research results as well as national and international recommendations RESULTS: In general acute lesions of the shoulder caused by sudden sport injuries, such as traumatic luxation, acromioclavicular (AC) joint disruption, traumatic tendon ruptures, labral lesions, cartilage defects and fractures have to be distinguished from chronic or long-standing pathologies due to recurrent microtrauma, such as overuse bursitis and tendinitis, as well as secondary forms of impingement along with rotator cuff tears and labral lesions...
March 2014: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24563387/strong-evidence-against-platelet-rich-plasma-injections-for-chronic-lateral-epicondylar-tendinopathy-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Robert-Jan de Vos, Johann Windt, Adam Weir
BACKGROUND: Chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy is frequent in athletes, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is being used increasingly in its treatment. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature on the efficacy of PRP injections for chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy. METHODS: The databases of PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Medline OvidSP, Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science and Cochrane Library were searched in October 2013. Inclusion criteria were a clinical diagnosis of chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy, a randomised controlled trial, an intervention with a PRP injection and the outcome measures described in terms of pain and/or function...
June 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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