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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319734/novel-mechanical-impact-simulator-designed-to-generate-clinically-relevant-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures
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Nathaniel A Bates, Nathan D Schilaty, Christopher V Nagelli, Aaron J Krych, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Over 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament ruptures occur each year; therefore, it is important to understand the underlying mechanisms of these injuries. The objective of the current investigation was to develop and analyze an impact test device that consistently produces anterior cruciate ligament failure in a clinically relevant manner. METHOD: A mechanical impact simulator was developed to simulate the ground reaction force impulse generated from landing in a physiologic and clinically relevant manner...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318315/the-epidemiology-of-deltoid-ligament-sprains-in-25-national-collegiate-athletic-association-sports-2009-2010-through-2014-2015-academic-years
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Elizabeth E Hibberd, Thomas J Kopec, Karen G Roos, Aristarque Djoko, Thomas P Dompier, Zachary Y Kerr
CONTEXT: Deltoid ligament sprains among collegiate student-athletes have not been extensively investigated. Research regarding the mechanisms, participation-restriction time, and recurrence of deltoid ligament sprains in collegiate student-athletes is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of deltoid ligament sprains in 25 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship sports. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING: National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance Program...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314423/dental-and-orofacial-injuries
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REVIEW
Paul Piccininni, Anthony Clough, Ray Padilla, Gabriella Piccininni
Oral and facial injuries are very common in sport, and can be very expensive to treat. Many of these injuries are preventable with proper pre-competition assessment and suitable well-designed protection. Prompt sideline identification and management of orofacial injuries and appropriate follow-up are crucial to successful outcomes. There have been significant recent advances in both trauma management and mouth guard design and fabrication techniques. Athletes have a unique set of challenges-including collisions, finances, travel and training, dehydration, sport beverages, and high carbohydrate diets-that may compromise their oral health...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314422/maxillofacial-and-mandibular-fractures-in-sports
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Christopher F Viozzi
Sports account for 3% to 29% of facial injuries and 10% to 42% of facial fractures. Fractures of the facial skeleton most commonly occur owing to interpersonal violence or motor vehicle crashes. Facial fractures from sporting activities has clearly decreased over time owing to better preventive measures. However, this decreasing trend is offset by the emergence of more dangerous sports activities, or "pushing the envelope" of traditional sports activities. Fractures can occur from contact between athletes, and between athletes and their surroundings...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314421/nasal-injuries-in-sports
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Alexander P Marston, Erin K O'Brien, Grant S Hamilton
Nasal trauma is a common consequence of athletic competition. The nasal bones are the most commonly fractured facial bone and are particularly at risk during sports participation. Acute management of trauma to the nose includes thorough evaluation of all injuries and may require immediate management for repair of facial lacerations, epistaxis control, or septal hematoma drainage. Nasal fractures can often be addressed with closed reduction techniques; however, in the setting of complex nasal trauma, an open approach may be indicated...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314419/eye-and-orbital-injuries-in-sports
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Jonathan A Micieli, Michael Easterbrook
Sports-related eye and orbital injuries continue to occur regularly and may have serious consequences. They are completely preventable when appropriate protection is worn, particularly with polycarbonate lenses. Eye protection is available for most sports and should be worn in accordance with the standards of regional authorities. It is important for first responders to identify red flags in the history and physical examination of an injured athlete for urgent referral to an ophthalmologist. Common sports-related eye injuries include corneal abrasion, subconjunctival hemorrhage, hyphema, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal tears and detachment...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314418/facial-injuries-in-sports-soft-tissue-injuries-abrasions-contusions-lacerations
#7
REVIEW
Guy L Lanzi
This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of facial soft tissue injuries in athletics. General diagnostic algorithms are presented, including initial assessment aligned with Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines. Specific injury types are discussed along with possible collateral damage and adverse sequelae to limit morbidity. Treatment modalities are described using generally accepted principles refined to fit athlete patients. Return-to-play issues are outlined relative to level of participation, with the emphasis on safe return...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314417/an-algorithmic-approach-to-triaging-facial-trauma-on-the-sidelines
#8
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Kristi Colbenson
On-the-field evaluation of facial trauma requires a focused initial assessment of the patient's airway and breathing with a knowledge of the critical associated injuries. The initial triage in facial trauma involves assessing and protecting the athlete's airway, breathing, and cervical spine. The algorithm then requires a repeat evaluation for subtle causes of airway obstruction and aspiration risks. Final steps include control of hemorrhage, recognition of neurologic and ophthalmologic disability, and complete exposure of the athlete to examine for other associated injury...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314416/prevention-of-sport-related-facial-injuries
#9
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Amanda M Black, Declan A Patton, Paul H Eliason, Carolyn A Emery
There is evidence that eye protection, mouth guards, helmets, and face guards are effective in reducing the risk of facial injury; however, such safety practices are not adopted universally by all athletes playing high-risk sports. Underlying beliefs about risk perception, comfort, ineffectiveness, utility, and a lack of awareness or enforcement have been identified as reasons people may not adopt preventive measures. There are several high-risk sports that have not mandated or do not enforce use of protective equipment...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314415/epidemiology-of-facial-injuries-in-sport
#10
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Amanda M Black, Paul H Eliason, Declan A Patton, Carolyn A Emery
Facial injuries can pose a large health burden for athletes, potentially resulting in time loss and surgery. This article reviews the incidence, common mechanisms, and risk factors of facial injuries in several sports globally. Estimates of facial injury rates are complicated by a lack of, or inconsistent, reporting on specific types of injury. Much of the epidemiologic literature is based on hospital-based injury surveillance and there is a paucity of literature examining sport-specific risk factors. Future research should focus on prospective injury surveillance methodologies with consistent injury definitions examining risk factors and the effectiveness of facial injury prevention efforts...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306643/accuracy-and-reliability-of-assessing-lateral-compartmental-leg-composition-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
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Christiana J Raymond, Tyler A Bosch, Foster K Bush, Lisa S Chow, Donald R Dengel
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the accuracy and reliability of a novel dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning method in the frontal plane for total, fat, and lean mass quantification of the anterior and posterior upper leg compartments. METHODS: Twenty-one (11 females; X¯age = 20.3 ± 1.3 yr) college athletes were assessed for total and regional body composition using DXA. The segmentation of anterior/posterior thigh compartments was measured with participants lying on their right and left sides and the scanned leg elevated with two foam pads...
April 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306393/circannual-rhythm-of-plasmatic-vitamin-d-levels-and-the-association-with-markers-of-psychophysical-stress-in-a-cohort-of-italian-professional-soccer-players
#12
Giovanni Lombardi, Jacopo Antonino Vitale, Sergio Logoluso, Giovanni Logoluso, Nino Cocco, Giulio Cocco, Antonino Cocco, Giuseppe Banfi
Adequate plasmatic Vitamin D levels are crucial to maintain calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism both in the general population and in athletes. Correct dietary supply and a regular sun exposure are fundamental for allowing the desired and effective fitness level. Past studies highlighted a scenario of Vitamin D insufficiency among professional soccer players in several countries, especially in North Europe, whilst a real deficiency in athletes is rare. The typical seasonal fluctuations of Vitamin D are wrongly described transversally in athletes belonging to teams that play at different latitudes and a chronobiologic approach studying the Vitamin D circannual rhythm in soccer players has not been described yet...
March 17, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303544/intervention-strategies-used-in-sport-injury-prevention-studies-a-systematic-review-identifying-studies-applying-the-haddon-matrix
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REVIEW
Ingrid Vriend, Vincent Gouttebarge, Caroline F Finch, Willem van Mechelen, Evert A L M Verhagen
BACKGROUND: Prevention of sport injuries is crucial to maximise the health and societal benefits of a physically active lifestyle. To strengthen the translation and implementation of the available evidence base on effective preventive measures, a range of potentially relevant strategies should be considered. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify and categorise intervention strategies for the prevention of acute sport injuries evaluated in the scientific literature, applying the Haddon matrix, and identify potential knowledge gaps...
March 16, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301443/can-neck-strength-be-measured-using-a-single-maximal-contraction-in-a-simulated-contact-position
#14
Danielle M Salmon, Phil Handcock, S John Sullivan, Nancy J Rehrer, Brian Niven
Neck strengthening has been postulated to potentially reduce the incidence/severity of concussions and neck injuries in collision based sports. A quick and reliable method to assess neck strength would permit identification of those at risk and tracking of progress following injury. The purpose of this study was to determine if neck strength could be reliably assessed in a simulated contact posture using a single maximal contraction. During a single session 30 healthy male university students performed 3 maximal voluntary contractions of the neck musculature in each of the following directions: extension (Ext), flexion (Flx), left (LtFlx), and right lateral flexion (RtFlx)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299434/pathologies-of-the-shoulder-and-elbow-affecting-the-overhead-throwing-athlete
#15
REVIEW
Sean Wo, Hyojeong Mulcahy, Michael L Richardson, Felix S Chew, Albert Gee, Jason Hsu, Jack Porrino
The overhead-throwing athlete is susceptible to a variety of predictable disease entities affecting the shoulder and elbow. While the pathophysiology and nomenclature of these diseases are ubiquitous throughout the clinical literature, this information is sparse within the radiology domain. We provide a comprehensive review of these unique injuries with accompanying imaging features in an effort to enhance the role of the radiologist during the management of the overhead thrower. When appropriately recognized and described, the imaging features aid in establishing a diagnosis and ultimately the implementation of appropriate clinical management...
March 16, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298332/impact-of-lifelong-exercise-training-on-endothelial-ischemia-reperfusion-and-ischemic-preconditioning-in-humans
#16
Martijn F H Maessen, Anke Ccm van Mil, Yaïra Straathof, Niels P Riksen, Gerard A P J M Rongen, Maria T E Hopman, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, Dick H J Thijssen
Reperfusion is essential for ischemic tissue survival, but causes additional damage to the endothelium (i.e. ischemia-reperfusion [IR] injury). Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) refers to short repetitive episodes of ischemia that can protect against IR. However, IPC efficacy attenuates with older age. Whether physical inactivity contributes to the attenuated efficacy of IPC to protect against IR injury in older humans is unclear. We tested the hypotheses that lifelong exercise training relates to 1) attenuated endothelial IR and 2) maintained IPC efficacy that protects veteran athletes against endothelial IR...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298067/incidence-of-second-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-1990-2000-and-associated-factors-by-geographic-locale
#17
Nathan D Schilaty, Nathaniel A Bates, Thomas L Sanders, Aaron J Krych, Michael J Stuart, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears after reconstruction occur at a reported rate of 20% to 30%. This high frequency indicates that there may be factors that predispose an athlete to graft failure and ACL tears of the contralateral knee. PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of second ACL injuries in a geographic population-based cohort over a 10-year observation period. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study. METHODS: International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) codes relevant to the diagnosis of an ACL tear and the procedure code for ACL reconstruction were searched across the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a multidisciplinary county database, between the years of 1990 and 2000...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298066/effect-of-fatigue-protocols-on-lower-limb-neuromuscular-function-and-implications-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-training
#18
Sue D Barber-Westin, Frank R Noyes
BACKGROUND: Approximately two-thirds of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are sustained during noncontact situations when an athlete is cutting, pivoting, decelerating, or landing from a jump. Some investigators have postulated that fatigue may result in deleterious alterations in lower limb biomechanics during these activities that could increase the risk of noncontact ACL injuries. However, prior studies have noted a wide variation in fatigue protocols, athletic tasks studied, and effects of fatigue on lower limb kinetics and kinematics...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298058/effect-of-pitching-consecutive-days-in-youth-fast-pitch-softball-tournaments-on-objective-shoulder-strength-and-subjective-shoulder-symptoms
#19
S Andrew Skillington, Robert H Brophy, Rick W Wright, Matthew V Smith
BACKGROUND: The windmill pitching motion has been associated with risk for shoulder injury. Because there are no pitching limits on youth fast-pitch softball pitchers, these athletes often pitch multiple games across consecutive days. Strength changes, fatigue levels, and shoulder pain that develop among female fast-pitch pitchers over the course of consecutive days of pitching have not been investigated. HYPOTHESIS: Over the course of 2- and 3-day fast-pitch softball tournaments, pitchers will develop progressive objective weakness and increased subjective shoulder fatigue and pain without complete recovery between days...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298054/long-term-effects-of-adolescent-sport-concussion-across-the-age-spectrum
#20
Douglas N Martini, James T Eckner, Sean K Meehan, Steven P Broglio
BACKGROUND: Research in sport concussion has increased greatly over the previous decade due to increased scientific interest as well as the media and political spotlight that has been cast on this injury. However, a dearth of literature is available regarding the long-term (>1 year after concussion) effects of adolescent concussion on cognitive and motor performance of high school athletes. PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential for long-term effects of concussion sustained during high school on cognitive and motor performance across the lifespan...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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