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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319792/safety-regulation-in-professional-football-empirical-evidence-of-intended-and-unintended-consequences
#1
Andrew Hanson, Nicholas A Jolly, Jeremy Peterson
In response to increasing public awareness and negative long-term health effects of concussions, the National Football League implemented the "Crown-of-the-Helmet Rule" (CHR). The CHR imposes penalties on players who initiate contact using the top of the helmet. This paper examines the intended effect of this policy and its potential for unintended consequences. We find evidence supporting the intended effect of the policy- a reduction in weekly concussion reports among defensive players by as much as 32% (34% for all head and neck injuries), but also evidence of an increase in weekly lower extremity injury reports for offensive players by as much as 34%...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
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
#2
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/28314422/maxillofacial-and-mandibular-fractures-in-sports
#3
REVIEW
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/28287543/modified-drop-tower-impact-tests-for-american-football-helmets
#4
G Alston Rush, R Prabhu, Gus A Rush, Lakiesha N Williams, M F Horstemeyer
A modified National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) test method for American football helmet drop impact test standards is presented that would provide better assessment of a helmet's on-field impact performance by including a faceguard on the helmet. In this study, a merger of faceguard and helmet test standards is proposed. The need for a more robust systematic approach to football helmet testing procedures is emphasized by comparing representative results of the Head Injury Criterion (HIC), Severity Index (SI), and peak acceleration values for different helmets at different helmet locations under modified NOCSAE standard drop tower tests...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282544/osteobastoma-of-the-talus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Hassan Elsayed, Ananya Puttaraju, Gillian Cribb, Paul Cool, Hytham Afifi, Omer Abdalla
Osteoblastoma is benign bone forming tumour with rare malignant transformation. The common locations include spine, proximal humerus and hip. It rarely affects the talus. A case of osteoblastoma of the talus in a 33-years old healthy male who presented to the foot and ankle clinic in October 2015 complaining of pain of the right ankle for 12 months following football injury is discussed.
January 17, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278378/subsequent-injuries-are-more-common-than-injury-recurrences
#6
Caroline F Finch, Jill Cook, Breanne E Kunstler, Muhammad Akram, John Orchard
BACKGROUND: It is known that some people can, and do, sustain >1 injury over a playing season. However, there is currently little high-quality epidemiological evidence about the risk of, and relationships between, multiple and subsequent injuries. PURPOSE: To describe the subsequent injuries sustained by Australian Football League (AFL) players over 1 season, including their most common injury diagnoses. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277402/a-multifactorial-criteria-based-progressive-algorithm-for-hamstring-injury-treatment
#7
Jurdan Mendiguchia, Enrique Martinez-Ruiz, Pascal Edouard, Jean-Benoît Morin, Francisco Martinez-Martinez, Fernando Idoate, Alberto Mendez-Villanueva
INTRODUCTION: Given the prevalence of hamstring injuries in football, a rehabilitation program that effectively promotes muscle tissue repair and functional recovery is paramount to minimize re-injury risk and optimize player performance and availability. PURPOSE: To assess the concurrent effectiveness of administering an individualized and multifactorial criteria-based algorithm (RA) on hamstring injury rehabilitation in comparison to employing a general rehabilitation protocol (RP)...
March 8, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271614/predicting-football-injuries-using-size-and-ratio-of-the-multifidus-and-quadratus-lumborum-muscles
#8
J A Hides, W R Stanton
Deficits in muscles of the lumbo-pelvic region, such as a relatively small multifidus muscle, have been used to predict lower limb injuries in professional football players. Results have been less consistent for the size of the quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle. Changes in size of the multifidus and QL muscles could be functionally related to each other, and modeling this relationship could improve prediction of lower limb injuries. Ultrasound imaging examinations were performed on male elite football players at the start of the Australian Football League (AFL) pre-season and playing season...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259848/calf-muscle-strain-injuries-in-sport-a-systematic-review-of-risk-factors-for-injury
#9
REVIEW
Brady Green, Tania Pizzari
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature to identify risk factors for calf strain injury, and to direct future research into calf muscle injuries. DESIGN: Systematic review DATA SOURCES: Database searches conducted for Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED, AUSPORT, SportDiscus, PEDro and Cochrane Library. Manual reference checks, ahead of press searches, citation tracking. From inception to June 2016. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Studies evaluating and presenting data related to intrinsic or extrinsic risk factors for sustaining future calf injury...
March 4, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255566/youth-football-injuries-a-prospective-cohort
#10
Andrew R Peterson, Adam J Kruse, Scott M Meester, Tyler S Olson, Benjamin N Riedle, Tyler G Slayman, Todd J Domeyer, Joseph E Cavanaugh, M Kyle Smoot
BACKGROUND: There are approximately 2.8 million youth football players between the ages of 7 and 14 years in the United States. Rates of injury in this population are poorly described. Recent studies have reported injury rates between 2.3% and 30.4% per season and between 8.5 and 43 per 1000 exposures. HYPOTHESIS: Youth flag football has a lower injury rate than youth tackle football. The concussion rates in flag football are lower than in tackle football. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253059/are-injuries-more-common-with-crossfit-training-than-other-forms-of-exercise
#11
Chelsey Klimek, Christopher Ashbeck, Alexander J Brook, Chris Durall
Clinical Scenario: CrossFit is a form of exercise that incorporates rapid and successive high-intensity, ballistic movements. As CrossFit becomes an increasingly popular fitness option, it is important to determine how rates of injury compare to more traditional forms of exercise. This review was conducted to ascertain the incidence of injury with CrossFit relative to other forms of exercise. Focused Clinical Question: Are injuries more common with CrossFit training than other forms of exercise? Summary of Key Findings The literature was searched for studies that compared injury rates among individuals who participated in CrossFit fitness programs to participants in other exercise programs The search initially yielded >100 results which was narrowed down to three level 2b retrospective cohort studies that was deemed to have met inclusion/exclusion criteria In all three reviewed studies, the reported incidences of injuries associated with CrossFit training programs were comparable or lower than rates of injury in Olympic weightlifting, distance running, track and field, rugby, or gymnastics...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253034/playing-experience-and-position-influence-injury-risk-among-ncaa-division-i-collegiate-footballers
#12
Robert McCunn, Hugh H K Fullagar, Sean Williams, Travis J Halseth, John A Sampson, Andrew Murray
PURPOSE: American football is widely played by collegiate student-athletes throughout the United States; however, the associated injury risk is greater than in other team sports. Numerous factors likely contribute to this risk yet research identifying these risk factors is limited. The present study sought to explore the relationship between playing experience and position on injury risk within NCAA Division I collegiate footballers. METHODS: Seventy-six male collegiate student athletes within the American football program of an NCAA Division I university participated...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247331/exercise-based-interventions-for-injury-prevention-in-tackle-collision-ball-sports-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Nicola Sewry, Evert Verhagen, Mike Lambert, Willem van Mechelen, Wayne Viljoen, Clint Readhead, James Brown
BACKGROUND: The injury burden in collision sports is relatively high compared to other team sports. Therefore, participants in these sports would benefit by having effective injury prevention programs. Exercise-based interventions have successfully reduced injuries in soccer, but evidence on exercise-based interventions in tackle collision sports is limited. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to systematically examine the evidence of exercise-based intervention programs reducing injuries in tackle collision sports...
February 28, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246078/return-to-play-criteria-after-hamstring-muscle-injury-in-professional-football-a-delphi-consensus-study
#14
Mattia Zambaldi, Ian Beasley, Alison Rushton
BACKGROUND: Hamstring muscle injury (HMI) is the most common injury in professional football and has a high re-injury rate. Despite this, there are no validated criteria to support return to play (RTP) decisions. AIM: To use the Delphi method to reach expert consensus on RTP criteria after HMI in professional football. METHODS: All professional football clubs in England (n=92) were invited to participate in a 3-round Delphi study. Round 1 requested a list of criteria used for RTP decisions after HMI...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238481/attitudes-and-counseling-practices-of-pediatricians-regarding-youth-sports-participation-and-concussion-risks
#15
Michael Fishman, Eleanor Taranto, Meryl Perlman, Kyran Quinlan, Holly J Benjamin, Lainie Friedman Ross
OBJECTIVE: To examine attitudes and practices of pediatricians toward sports-related head trauma and youth participation in tackle football and ice hockey. STUDY DESIGN: A respondent-anonymous electronic survey was distributed 3 times to members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Bioethics, Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, and Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. RESULTS: Of 791 eligible pediatricians, 227 (29%) responded...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217570/risk-factors-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-football-players-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
Piero Volpi, Gian Nicola Bisciotti, Karim Chamari, Emanuela Cena, Giulia Carimati, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
BACKGROUND: The ACL lesion represents one of the most dramatic injuries in a sportsman's career. There are many injury risk factors related to intrinsic, or non-modifiable, and extrinsic, or modifiable, factors. In literature at today current evidence suggests that ACL injury risk is multifactorial and involves biomechanical, anatomical, hormonal and neuromuscular factors. PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review of the literature concerning the ACL injury risk factors in soccer...
October 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217569/acl-injury-in-football-a-literature-overview-of-the-prevention-programs
#17
Gian Nicola Bisciotti, Karim Chamari, Emanuele Cena, Giulia Carimati, Piero Volpi
BACKGROUND: The ACL prevention programs are addressed to the control and/or modification of the so-called "modifiable risk factors". All these programs focus on different intervention strategies aimed to decrease the ACL injury risk, particularly in female athletes population. PURPOSE: To furnish an overview of the most used ACL injury prevention program through a narrative review. CONCLUSION: In literature there are many reports on prevention programs whose common denominator is the proper alignment of the lower limb joints and proper motor control during movements that are considered at risk for ACL integrity, as the landing phase after a jump...
October 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217426/treatment-of-anterior-shoulder-subluxation-using-the-mulligan-concept-and-reflex-neuromuscular-stabilization-a-case-report
#18
Robinetta A Hudson, Russell T Baker, Alan Nasypany, Don Reordan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Shoulder instability, a common issue among athletes who engage in contact sports, may lead to recurrent subluxations, or partial dislocations of the shoulder. Young athletic patients generally respond poorly to the nonsurgical treatments for shoulder instability that are commonly utilized. The purpose of this case report is to describe the effects of the treatment guided by the Mulligan Concept (MC) coupled with reflex neuromuscular stabilization (RNS) also known as reactive neuromuscular training (RNT), on an adolescent football player with glenohumeral joint (GHJ) instability who sustained a traumatic anterior subluxation...
February 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214724/where-biomedicalisation-and-magic-meet-therapeutic-innovations-of-elite-sports-injury-in-british-professional-football-and-cycling
#19
Alex Faulkner, Michael McNamee, Catherine Coveney, Jonathan Gabe
Injury is a conspicuous feature of the practice and public spectacle of contemporary elite sports. The paper argues that the 'biomedicalisation' thesis (medico-industrial nexus, techno-scientific drivers, medical optimisation, biologisation, the rise of evidence and health surveillance) goes some way to capturing the use in elite sports injury of some highly specialised mainstream therapies and some highly maverick biological therapies, which are described. Nevertheless, these main strands of biomedicalisation do not capture the full range of these phenomena in the contexts of sports medicine and athletes' practices in accessing innovative, controversial therapies...
February 9, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207979/a-comparison-of-injuries-in-elite-male-and-female-football-players-a-5-season-prospective-study
#20
Jon Larruskain, Jose A Lekue, Nerea Diaz, Adrian Odriozola, Susana M Gil
The aim was to compare the epidemiology of injuries between elite male and female football players from the same club. Injuries and individual exposure time in a male team and a female team, both playing in the Spanish first division, were prospectively recorded by the club's medical staff for five seasons (2010-2015) following the FIFA consensus statement. Total, training and match exposure hours per player-season were 20% higher for men compared to women (P < 0.01). Total, training and match injury incidence were 30-40% higher in men (P ≤ 0...
February 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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