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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919185/epidemiology-of-cervical-spine-injuries-in-high-school-athletes-over-a-ten-year-period
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Adele Meron, Christopher McMullen, Scott R Laker, Dustin Currie, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Over 7 million athletes participate in high school (HS) sports annually, with both the benefits of physical activity and risks of injury. While catastrophic cervical spine injuries have been studied, limited data are available characterizing less severe cervical spine injuries in HS athletes. OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare cervical spine injury rates and patterns among United States (US) HS athletes across 24 sports over a ten-year period. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study SETTING: National sample of high schools participating in the High School Reporting Information Online (High School RIO) injury surveillance system...
September 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912731/long-term-athletic-development-in-youth-alpine-ski-racing-the-effect-of-physical-fitness-ski-racing-technique-anthropometrics-and-biological-maturity-status-on-injuries
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Lisa Müller, Carolin Hildebrandt, Erich Müller, Christian Fink, Christian Raschner
Alpine ski racing is known to be a sport with a high risk of injuries. Because most studies have focused mainly on top-level athletes and on traumatic injuries, limited research exists about injury risk factors among youth ski racers. The aim of this study was to determine the intrinsic risk factors (anthropometrics, biological maturity, physical fitness, racing technique) for injury among youth alpine ski racers. Study participants were 81 youth ski racers attending a ski boarding school (50 males, 31 females; 9-14 years)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902754/wrist-pain-in-gymnasts-a-review-of-common-overuse-wrist-pathology-in-the-gymnastics-athlete
#3
Holly J Benjamin, Sean C Engel, Debra Chudzik
Injury rates among gymnasts are among the highest of any sport at the high school and collegiate level per athletic exposure. The wrist has increased injury risk due to repetitive physical stresses predisposing it to acute injury, overuse, and degenerative damage. This article will review the most common overuse wrist injuries seen in gymnasts. Prompt evaluation and management is necessary to avoid the negative sequelae that can often accompany these injuries. Little is known about effective sport-specific injury prevention strategies, but general guidelines for overuse injury prevention including limiting excessive loading of the wrist, maintaining wrist joint flexibility, an emphasis on proper technique, and incorporating wrist and general core strengthening seem beneficial...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901201/sex-differences-in-balance-among-alpine-ski-racers-cross-sectional-age-comparisons
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Christian Raschner, Carolin Hildebrandt, Johanna Mohr, Lisa Müller
Although balance is a key ability in the strength demands of alpine ski racing, affecting both performance and injury prevention, few studies have examined balance or related sex differences among still-maturing athletes. In this 10-year study, we investigated cross-sectional balance performances at different age periods of a representative sample of over 500 11-18-year-old elite skiers of both genders. Participants performed balance tests using the MFT S3-Check. Left-right and forward-backward movements were used to calculate sensory and symmetry balance scores, which were both incorporated into a stability score...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900572/return-to-running-following-a-knee-disarticulation-amputation-a-case-report
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Angela R Diebal-Lee, Robert S Kuenzi, Christopher A Rábago
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The evolution of running-specific prostheses has empowered athletes with lower extremity amputations to run farther and faster than previously thought possible; but running with proper mechanics is still paramount to an injury-free, active lifestyle. The purpose of this case report was to describe the successful alteration of intact limb mechanics from a Rearfoot Striking (RFS) to a Non-Rearfoot Striking (NRFS) pattern in an individual with a knee disarticulation amputation, the associated reduction in Average Vertical Loading Rate (AVLR), and the improvement in functional performance following the intervention...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900560/building-a-better-gluteal-bridge-electromyographic-analysis-of-hip-muscle-activity-during-modified-single-leg-bridges
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B J Lehecka, Michael Edwards, Ryan Haverkamp, Lani Martin, Kambry Porter, Kailey Thach, Richard J Sack, Nils A Hakansson
BACKGROUND: Gluteal strength plays a role in injury prevention, normal gait patterns, eliminating pain, and enhancing athletic performance. Research shows high gluteal muscle activity during a single-leg bridge compared to other gluteal strengthening exercises; however, prior studies have primarily measured muscle activity with the active lower extremity starting in 90 ° of knee flexion with an extended contralateral knee. This standard position has caused reports of hamstring cramping, which may impede optimal gluteal strengthening...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900059/neuroimaging-of-sports-concussions
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Teresa G Odle
Concussions resulting from sports activities have received attention in recent years, and failure to prevent head injury has undergone scrutiny. Although many factors contribute to sports concussion incidence, determining when an athlete can return to play is crucial to minimizing long-term effects of concussion. To date, neuroimaging plays a limited role in concussion evaluation, but conventional and advanced neuroimaging techniques are contributing to the body of research on their future use in evaluation...
July 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895620/epidemiology-of-overuse-injuries-in-youth-team-sports-a-3-year-prospective-study
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Mari Leppänen, Kati Pasanen, Pekka Kannus, Tommi Vasankari, Urho M Kujala, Ari Heinonen, Jari Parkkari
Prospective studies on overuse injuries and their impact on athletic training among youth team sports are scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence, severity and player related risk factors of overuse injuries among young (12-20 years) basketball and floorball players. A total of 387 players participated in a 3-year prospective study. Each player completed a baseline questionnaire regarding their background information. Overuse injuries that prevented players to fully or partly participate in their regular training were collected...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890783/twitter-and-traumatic-brain-injury-a-content-and-sentiment-analysis-of-tweets-pertaining-to-sport-related-brain-injury
#9
Adriana M Workewych, Madeline Ciuffetelli Muzzi, Rowan Jing, Stanley Zhang, Jane Topolovec-Vranic, Michael D Cusimano
OBJECTIVES: Sport-related traumatic brain injuries are a significant public health burden, with hundreds of thousands sustained annually in North America. While sports offer numerous physical and social health benefits, traumatic brain injuries such as concussion can seriously impact a player's life, athletic career, and sport enjoyment. The culture in many sports encourages winning at all costs, placing athletes at risk for traumatic brain injuries. As social media has become a central part of everyday life, the content of users' messages often reflects the prevailing culture related to a particular event or health issue...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886868/sharper-angle-higher-risk-the-effect-of-cutting-angle-on-knee-mechanics-in-invasion-sport-athletes
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Mervin J Schreurs, Anne Benjaminse, Koen A P M Lemmink
INTRODUCTION: Cutting is an important skill in team-sports, but unfortunately is also related to non-contact ACL injuries. The purpose was to examine knee kinetics and kinematics at different cutting angles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 13 males and 16 females performed cuts at different angles (45°, 90°, 135° and 180°) at maximum speed. 3D kinematics and kinetics were collected. To determine differences across cutting angles (45°, 90°, 135° and 180°) and sex (female, male), a 4×2 repeated measures ANOVA was conducted followed by post hoc comparisons (Bonferroni) with alpha level set at α≤0...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886473/strategies-for-injury-prevention-in-brazilian-football-perceptions-of-physiotherapists-and-practices-of-premier-league-teams
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Maurício Couto Meurer, Marcelo Faria Silva, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
OBJECTIVES: To describe the physiotherapists perceptions and the current practices for injury prevention in elite football (soccer) clubs in Brazil. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Group of Science in Sports & Exercise, Federal University of Healthy Sciences of Porto Alegre (Brazil). PARTICIPANTS: 16 of the 20 football clubs involved in the Brazilian premier league 2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physiotherapists answered a structured questionnaire...
July 25, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872400/what-is-the-most-effective-training-approach-for-preventing-noncontact-acl-injuries-in-high-school-aged-female-athletes
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Erica M Willadsen, Andrea B Zahn, Chris J Durall
CLINICAL SCENARIO: The high prevalence of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in adolescent female athletes is thought to originate from hormonal, neuromuscular, and structural differences between sexes.(1) Although hormonal and structural factors are non-modifiable, neuromuscular control can be altered with training. A variety of training approaches have been adopted in ACL prevention programs including neuromuscular control training, core stability training, balance training, and plyometric exercise...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869402/the-epidemiology-of-back-neck-spine-injuries-in-national-collegiate-athletic-association-men-s-and-women-s-ice-hockey-2009-2010-to-2014-2015
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Alyssa B Zupon, Zachary Y Kerr, Sara L Dalton, Thomas P Dompier, Elizabeth C Gardner
This study describes the epidemiology of back/neck/spine injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's and women's ice hockey. Data from 66 NCAA men's and 29 women's ice hockey programmes (total of 147 and 67 team-seasons, respectively) were analysed from the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program during the 2009/2010-2014/2015 academic years. In the study period, 226 and 97 back/neck/spine injuries were reported in men and women, respectively, for injury rates of 0.56 and 0.65/1000 athlete exposures...
September 4, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865574/can-competitive-athletes-return-to-high-level-play-after-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-of-the-knee
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Mark A McCarthy, Maximilian A Meyer, Alexander E Weber, David M Levy, Annemarie K Tilton, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
PURPOSE: To investigate functional outcomes among competitive athletes undergoing osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation of the knee, including rates of return to play (RTP), and factors preventing RTP. METHODS: A retrospective review identified all competitive athletes (high school, intercollegiate, professional) undergoing isolated femoral condyle OCA from 2004 to 2013. Patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaires (Lysholm, International Knee Documentation Committee [IKDC], Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score [KOOS], Western Ontario and McMasters Universities Arthritis Index [WOMAC], 12-Item Short Form Health Survey [SF-12], Tegner, and Marx) and custom RTP surveys were administered...
September 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859214/-injuries-in-the-schoolyard-an-analysis-of-individual-and-contextual-factors
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Sven Stadtmüller, Andreas Klocke, Andrea Giersiefen, Robert Lipp
Aims of the Study Injuries of children and adolescents rank among the most immediate problems in public health in Germany. Alongside accidents in the household and during leisure time, the school is of great importance. However, there are significant gaps in knowledge about the causes of school injuries. This is the starting point of this article, which analyses individual and contextual factors that influence the occurrence of injuries in schools and deals explicitly with injuries happening in the schoolyard...
August 31, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856344/bone-stress-injuries-in-the-military-diagnosis-management-and-prevention
#16
Steven F DeFroda, Kenneth L Cameron, Matthew Posner, Peter K Kriz, Brett D Owens
Bone stress injuries occur when forces applied to a bone for an extended period exceed the ability of the bone to adequately remodel. These injuries, which range from stress reactions to nondisplaced and even displaced fractures, most often affect people who experience high levels of repetitive stress and loading in the lower extremity or changes in physical activity level. For example, stress fractures are common in endurance athletes, in athletes engaged in preseason and early-season conditioning, and in military recruits...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840276/two-dimensional-motion-analysis-of-dynamic-knee-valgus-identifies-female-high-school-athletes-at-risk-of-non-contact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Hitoaki Numata, Junsuke Nakase, Katsuhiko Kitaoka, Yosuke Shima, Takeshi Oshima, Yasushi Takata, Kengo Shimozaki, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
PURPOSE: Female athletes are at greater risk of non-contact ACL injury. Three-dimensional kinematic analyses have shown that at-risk female athletes have a greater knee valgus angle during drop jumping. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between knee valgus angle and non-contact ACL injury in young female athletes using coronal-plane two-dimensional (2D) kinematic analyses of single-leg landing. METHODS: Two hundred ninety-one female high school athletes newly enrolled in basketball and handball clubs were assessed...
August 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840152/humeral-avulsion-of-the-glenohumeral-ligament-indications-for-surgical-treatment-and-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Anthony Bozzo, Colby Oitment, Patrick Thornley, James Yan, Anthony Habib, Daniel J Hoppe, George S Athwal, Olufemi R Ayeni
BACKGROUND: The inferior glenohumeral ligament, the most important static anterior stabilizer of the shoulder, becomes disrupted in humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (HAGL) lesions. Unfortunately, HAGL lesions commonly go unrecognized. A missed HAGL during an index operation to treat anterior shoulder instability may lead to persistent instability. Currently, there are no large studies describing the indications for surgical repair or the outcomes of patients with HAGL lesions...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830232/influence-of-ground-reaction-force-perturbations-on-anterior-cruciate-ligament-loading-during-sidestep-cutting
#19
Joshua T Weinhandl, Kristian M O'Connor
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk is likely increased under unexpected loading conditions. Such situations may arise from mid-air contact with another athlete, or misjudgments in landing height, stride length or surface compliance resulting in an unbalanced landing and unexpected changes in the ground reaction forces (GRFs). The purpose this study was to identify how GRF perturbations influence ACL loading during sidestep cutting. Muscle-actuated simulations of sidestep cutting were generated and analyzed for 20 subjects...
August 22, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829390/perceived-injury-risk-among-junior-cricketers-a-cross-sectional-survey
#20
Prasanna J Gamage, Lauren V Fortington, Caroline F Finch
Understanding how junior athletes perceive injury risks when participating in sport and the environment they play in is an important component of injury prevention. This study investigates how Sri Lankan junior cricketers (n = 365, aged 11-14 years, boys) perceive injury risks associated with playing cricket. The study used a Sri Lankan modification of an Australian junior cricket injury risk perception survey that considered playing cricket versus other sports, different cricket playing positions and roles, and different ground conditions...
August 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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