Archive for Category: "Sports Medicine"

Higher Rates Of Knee Injuries In Female Athletes May Be Due To Nerve And Muscle Activity Across Menstrual Cycle

Higher Rates Of Knee Injuries In Female Athletes May Be Due To Nerve And Muscle Activity Across Menstrual Cycle

Numerous studies have shown that female athletes are more likely to get knee injuries, especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and chronic pain, than their male counterparts. While previous research has focused on biomechanical differences as the main source of these problems, a new study suggests another distinction that could play a role: changes across

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Editorial Published On Anti-Dope Testing In Sport

Editorial Published On Anti-Dope Testing In Sport

Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal may be considered by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as “more extensive than any previously revealed in professional sports history,” but a new editorial in The FASEB Journal by USADA’s Larry D. Bowers shows that it is clearly not the first. Read the full article here

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Doctors Torn Over Heart Screening For Young Athletes

Doctors Torn Over Heart Screening For Young Athletes

Teenage track runner Christopher Storm believes that a community heart screening program may have saved his life, but the idea of screening all young athletes for heart conditions is controversial. Italy and many other European countries already screen teen and adult athletes before they play sports, and some researchers have called for regular testing of U.S. kids

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Heart Screening May Save Young Athletes

Heart Screening May Save Young Athletes

A new study suggests that comprehensive screenings could be the answer to saving young athletes with undiagnosed and potentially fatal heart conditions

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Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain, or plantar fasciitis, is a common musculoskeletal complaint. Treating the condition in athletes is different than it is for the general population. Here’s how.

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Returning to Sports after Tissue Transplant Surgery

Returning to Sports after Tissue Transplant Surgery

Eighty-four percent of patients undergoing tissue transplant surgery of the knee can return to some level of athletic activity, says a study, though the amount of participation varies.

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A Better Way to Predict ACL Injury Risk

A Better Way to Predict ACL Injury Risk

Who is at risk for ACL injury? This new method can help determine who and it can be performed in a doctor’s office. Learn what’s involved.

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Arthroscopic Surgery for the Hip Improves Recovery

Hospital for Special Surgery study finds that 90% of athletes undergoing hip arthroscopy were able to return to their pre-injury level of competition.

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Concussion Management: Baseline Tests

Concussion Management: Baseline Tests

Dr. James Moriarity, Head Team Physician at the University of Notre Dame, speaks about the role of cogntive baseline testing in concussion management

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The Facts on MRSA

The Facts on MRSA

MRSA, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus skin infection, is common among wrestlers. Here’s what you need to know about symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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