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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812033/epidemiology-of-injuries-identified-at-the-nfl-scouting-combine-and-their-impact-on-performance-in-the-national-football-league-evaluation-of-2203-athletes-from-2009-to-2015
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Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, William H Rossy, George Sanchez, James M Whalen, Kyle P Lavery, Kevin J McHale, Bryan G Vopat, Joseph J Van Allen, Ramesses A Akamefula, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: At the annual National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine, the medical staff of each NFL franchise performs a comprehensive medical evaluation of all athletes potentially entering the NFL. Currently, little is known regarding the overall epidemiology of injuries identified at the combine and their impact on NFL performance. PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology of injuries identified at the combine and their impact on initial NFL performance. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804762/-super-bowl-babies-do-counties-with-super-bowl-winning-teams-experience-increases-in-births-nine-months-later
#2
George M Hayward, Anna Rybińska
Following the claim of a highly publicized National Football League (NFL) commercial, we test whether the Super Bowl provides a positive exogenous shock to fertility in counties of winning teams. Using stadium locations to identify teams' counties, we analyze the number of births in counties of both winning and losing teams for ten recent Super Bowls. We also test for state effects and general effects of the NFL playoffs. Overall, our results show no clear pattern of increases in the number of births in winning counties nine months after the Super Bowl...
January 2017: Socius
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776634/performance-and-return-to-sport-after-nonoperative-treatment-of-clavicle-fractures-in-national-football-league-players
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Robert A Jack, Kyle R Sochacki, Sergio M Navarro, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
Clavicle fractures are often seen in contact sports. The purpose of this study was to determine (1) return-to-sport (RTS) rate of National Football League (NFL) players following nonoperative treatment of clavicle fractures, (2) posttreatment career length and games per season, (3) pre- and posttreatment performance, and (4) posttreatment performance compared with control players matched by position, age, years of experience, and performance. Public records were used to identify NFL players who underwent nonoperative treatment of clavicle fractures...
August 3, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761707/concussion-guideline-implementation-perceptions-and-experiences-among-parents-of-community-level-australian-football-junior-players
#4
Peta E White, Johna Register-Mihalik, Alex Donaldson, S John Sullivan, Caroline F Finch
BACKGROUND/AIM: Concussion guidelines exist for multiple community sports. Parents are key stakeholders in guideline implementation and in appropriate responses following concussive injury. The purpose of this qualitative investigation was to understand how parents of community-level Australian Football (AF) players experience and perceive concussion guidelines in order to inform the design and implementation of concussion guidelines in community sport. METHODS: A cross-sectional qualitative approach was adopted to allow for an open and detailed exploration of the views of parents of junior community AF players (ie, those aged <16 years) regarding concussion guidelines of the AF League (AFL)-the national governing body for AF...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742993/performance-and-return-to-sport-after-achilles-tendon-repair-in-national-football-league-players
#5
Robert A Jack, Kyle R Sochacki, Stephanie S Gardner, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Pedro E Cosculluela, Kevin E Varner, Joshua D Harris
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendon injuries are common in sports, including football. The purpose of this study was to determine (1) return-to-sport rate in National Football League (NFL) players following Achilles tendon repair, (2) postoperative career length and games per season, (3) pre- and postoperative performance, and (4) postoperative performance compared with control players matched by position, age, years of experience, and performance. METHODS: Publicly available records were used to identify NFL players who underwent Achilles tendon repair and matched controls were identified...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742910/clinicopathological-evaluation-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-players-of-american-football
#6
Jesse Mez, Daniel H Daneshvar, Patrick T Kiernan, Bobak Abdolmohammadi, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Michael L Alosco, Todd M Solomon, Christopher J Nowinski, Lisa McHale, Kerry A Cormier, Caroline A Kubilus, Brett M Martin, Lauren Murphy, Christine M Baugh, Phillip H Montenigro, Christine E Chaisson, Yorghos Tripodis, Neil W Kowall, Jennifer Weuve, Michael D McClean, Robert C Cantu, Lee E Goldstein, Douglas I Katz, Robert A Stern, Thor D Stein, Ann C McKee
Importance: Players of American football may be at increased risk of long-term neurological conditions, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Objective: To determine the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with CTE. Design, Setting, and Participants: Case series of 202 football players whose brains were donated for research. Neuropathological evaluations and retrospective telephone clinical assessments (including head trauma history) with informants were performed blinded...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719454/the-difference-in-clinical-outcomes-after-anterior-cervical-fusion-disk-replacement-and-foraminotomy-in-professional-athletes
#7
Harry T Mai, Danielle S Chun, Andrew D Schneider, Andrew C Hecht, Joseph C Maroon, Wellington K Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECT: To compare postoperative outcomes of professional athletes treated for cervical disk herniation after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior foraminotomy (PF), or total disk replacement (TDR). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF, PF, and TDR have all led to excellent outcomes in the general population but the unique demands in the professional athlete necessitate specific study...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680893/return-to-sport-and-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-national-football-league-linemen
#8
Mark E Cinque, Charles P Hannon, Daniel D Bohl, Brandon J Erickson, Nikhil N Verma, Brian J Cole, Bernard R Bach
BACKGROUND: Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are common in the National Football League (NFL). The impact of these injuries on the careers of NFL linemen is unknown. PURPOSE: To define the percentage of NFL linemen who return to sport (RTS) after ACL reconstruction, the mean time to RTS, and the impact on performance compared with matched controls. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data on NFL offensive and defensive linemen who sustained an ACL tear and underwent ACL reconstruction between 1980 and 2015 were analyzed...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653870/osteoarthritis-prevalence-in-retired-national-football-league-players-with-a-history-of-concussion-and-lower-extremity-injury
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Robert C Lynall, Brian Pietrosimone, Zachary Y Kerr, Timothy C Mauntel, Jason P Mihalik, Kevin M Guskiewicz
CONTEXT:   Dynamic balance deficits have been described postconcussion, even after athletes return to play. Lower extremity (LE) musculoskeletal injury rates increase for up to 1 year after concussion, but the long-term musculoskeletal implications of concussion are unclear. OBJECTIVE:   To (1) examine the association of concussion and LE injury histories with osteoarthritis (OA) prevalence in retired National Football League players and (2) examine the association of concussion and LE injury histories with OA prevalence in those ≤55 years of age...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644678/professional-athletes-return-to-play-and-performance-after-operative-repair-of-an-achilles-tendon-rupture
#10
David P Trofa, J Chance Miller, Eugene S Jang, Denzel R Woode, Justin K Greisberg, J Turner Vosseller
BACKGROUND: Most Achilles tendon ruptures are sports related. However, few studies have examined and compared the effect of surgical repair for complete ruptures on return to play (RTP), play time, and performance across multiple sports. PURPOSE: To examine RTP and performance among professional athletes after Achilles tendon repair and compare pre- versus postoperative functional outcomes of professional athletes from different major leagues in the United States...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617627/effect-of-position-time-in-the-season-and-playing-surface-on-achilles-tendon-ruptures-in-nfl-games-a-2009-10-to-2016-17-review
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Michael K Krill, James R Borchers, Joshua T Hoffman, Matthew L Krill, Timothy E Hewett
OBJECTIVES: Achilles tendon (AT) ruptures are a potentially career-altering and ending injury. Achilles tendon ruptures have a below average return-to-play rate compared to other common orthopaedic procedures for National Football League (NFL) players. The objective of this study was to monitor the incidence and injury rates (IR) of AT ruptures that occurred during the regular season in order to evaluate the influence of player position, time of injury, and playing surface on rupture rates...
June 22, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568314/greater-circadian-disadvantage-during-evening-games-for-the-national-basketball-association-nba-national-hockey-league-nhl-and-national-football-league-nfl-teams-travelling-westward
#12
Jonathan Roy, Geneviève Forest
We investigated the effects of a circadian disadvantage (i.e. playing in a different time zone) on the winning percentages in three major sport leagues in North America: the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the National Football League. We reviewed 5 years of regular season games in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and National Football League, and noted the winning percentage of the visiting team depending on the direction of travel (west, east, and same time zone) and game time (day and evening games)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510477/performance-based-outcomes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-professional-athletes-differ-between-sports
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Harry T Mai, Danielle S Chun, Andrew D Schneider, Brandon J Erickson, Ryan D Freshman, Benjamin Kester, Nikhil N Verma, Wellington K Hsu
BACKGROUND: Excellent outcomes have been reported for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) in professional athletes in a number of different sports. However, no study has directly compared these outcomes between sports. PURPOSE: To determine if differences in performance-based outcomes exist after ACLR between professional athletes of each sport. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Baseball (MLB) athletes undergoing primary ACLR for an acute rupture were identified through an established protocol of injury reports and public archives...
August 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502817/concussion
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REVIEW
William J Mullally
Concussion has been recognized as a clinical entity for more than 1000 years. Throughout the 20th century it was studied extensively in boxers, but it did not pique the interest of the general population because it is the accepted goal of the boxer to inflict such an injury on their opponent. In 2002, however, the possibility that repetitive concussions could result in chronic brain damage and a progressive neurologic disorder was raised by a postmortem evaluation of a retired player in the most popular sports institution in the United States, the National Football League...
August 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500358/injury-prediction-and-vulnerability-assessment-using-strain-and-susceptibility-measures-of-the-deep-white-matter
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Wei Zhao, Yunliang Cai, Zhigang Li, Songbai Ji
Reliable prediction and diagnosis of concussion is important for its effective clinical management. Previous model-based studies largely employ peak responses from a single element in a pre-selected anatomical region of interest (ROI) and utilize a single training dataset for injury prediction. A more systematic and rigorous approach is necessary to scrutinize the entire white matter (WM) ROIs as well as ROI-constrained neural tracts. To this end, we evaluated injury prediction performances of the 50 deep WM regions using predictor variables based on strains obtained from simulating the 58 reconstructed American National Football League head impacts...
May 12, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491886/the-effect-of-the-number-of-carries-among-college-running-backs-on-future-injury-risk-and-performance-in-the-national-football-league
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Matthew J Kraeutler, John W Belk, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: There has been speculation that running backs with an excessive number of carries in college are less likely to be successful in the National Football League (NFL). PURPOSE: To determine whether there is a correlation between number of carries by college running backs and future performance and injury risk in the NFL. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Using the ESPN archives of National Collegiate Athletic Association and NFL running backs, the following inclusion criteria were used: running backs who played their last college season from 1999 through 2012 and who were drafted in the first 4 rounds of the NFL draft following their college career...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476362/editorial-commentary-core-muscle-injuries-or-athletic-pubalgia-finally-the-real-sausage-not-just-the-same-ole-baloney
#17
EDITORIAL
William C Meyers
In their paper "Prevalence of Surgical Repair for Athletic Pubalgia and Impact on Performance in Football Athletes Participating in the National Football League Combine," Knapik et al. cut through the baloney in the literature on "sports hernia" and apply new eyes to the impact of the results of core muscle surgery on young elite athletes trying out for the National Football League (NFL). They found that the players who had surgery did just as well as all the others in and following NFL Combines. Even the players with presumptively residual, MRI findings did well...
May 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471243/utility-of-providing-a-concussion-definition-in-the-assessment-of-concussion-history-in-former-nfl-players
#18
Michael L Alosco, Johnny Jarnagin, Yorghos Tripodis, Brett Martin, Christine Chaisson, Christine M Baugh, Alcy Torres, Christopher J Nowinski, Robert C Cantu, Robert A Stern
OBJECTIVE: Former National Football League (NFL) players' working knowledge of concussion has not yet been evaluated, despite this population being a major clinical research target due to the association between repetitive head impacts (RHI) and long-term clinical impairments. This study examined former NFL players' understanding of the current concussion definition, and the association between number of concussions with clinical function. METHODS: 95 former NFL players (mean age = 55...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467122/return-to-play-and-decreased-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-national-football-league-defensive-players
#19
Connor R Read, Kyle T Aune, E Lyle Cain, Glenn S Fleisig
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur commonly in football. Recent work has reported ACL reconstruction (ACLR) as one of several orthopaedic procedures with unfavorable outcomes for professional athletes. The performance impact to defensive players after surgery has not been quantified. PURPOSE: To quantify the effect of ACLR on the performance of defensive players by comparing them to a cohort of matched controls as well as to measure the effect of ACLR on athletes' career length in the National Football League (NFL)...
July 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451612/performance-and-return-to-sport-after-sports-hernia-surgery-in-nfl-players
#20
Robert A Jack, David C Evans, Anthony Echo, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Kevin E Varner, Joshua D Harris
BACKGROUND: Recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of athletic pubalgia (AP), also known as sports hernia, once underrecognized and undertreated in professional football, are becoming more common. Surgery as the final treatment for sports hernia when nonsurgical treatment fails remains controversial. Given the money involved and popularity of the National Football League (NFL), it is important to understand surgical outcomes in this patient population. HYPOTHESIS: After AP surgery, players would: (1) return to sport (RTS) at a greater than 90% rate, (2) play fewer games for fewer years than matched controls, (3) have no difference in performance compared with before AP surgery, and (4) have no difference in performance versus matched controls...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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