Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field

Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field
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Prevalence of knee pain, radiographic osteoarthritis and arthroplasty in retired professional footballers compared with men in the general populations: a cross-sectional study
Fernandes GS, Parekh SM, Moses J, Fuller C, Scammell B, Batt ME, Zhang W, & Doherty M. Br J Sports Med. 2017; Online Ahead of Print November 3, 2017.
Take Home Message: Elite...

Return to sport specific performance after primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review Mohtadi N and Chan D. Am J Sports Med. [Epub Ahead of Print]. 2017 Take Home Message: Elite level athletes who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction return to sport with little or no decrease in performance. Anterior...

Effects of career duration, concussion history, and playing position on white matter microstructure and functional neural recruitment in former college and professional football athletes.
Take Home Message: White matter transformations were found in athletes without any clinical or outward behavioral or cognitive abnormalities.
An increased number...

Mehl J, Diermeier T, Herbst E, Imhoff AB, Stoffels T, Zantop T, Petersen W, Achtnich A. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017 Oct 5. doi: 10.1007/s00402-017-2809-5. [Epub ahead of print]
The German Knee Society (DKG) offered guidelines to reduce the incidence of knee injuries, especially anterior cruciate ligament injuries, in athletes. The recommendations...

van der Horst N, Backx F, Goedhart EA, Huisstede BM; HIPS-Delphi Group. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Nov;51(22):1583-1591. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097206. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
A Delphia procedure was used to provide a clear return-to-play definition and medical criteria for return to play and to clarify return-to-play consultation and responsibilities...

Motor learning strategies in basketball players and its implications for ACL injury prevention: a randomized controlled trial
Benjaminse A, Otten B, Gokeler A, Diercks RL, Lemmink KAPM. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017;25(8):2365-2376. doi: 10.1007/s00167-015-3727-0 [doi].
Take Home Message: External focus of attention with a visual...

The Impact of Knee Injury History on Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Athletes Lam KC & Markbreiter JG. J Sport Rehab. 2017; Online Ahead of Print September 19, 2017. Take Home Message: Adolescent athletes with a previous knee injury history report poor quality of life scores that effect their physical functioning as well as their...

Corrective Exercises Improve Movement Efficiency and Sensorimotor Function but Not Fatigue Sensitivity in Chronic Ankle Instability Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial Take Home Message: Eight weeks of corrective exercises enhanced movement efficiency, dynamic and static postural control, joint position sense, and self-reported function in a...

Clinical Benefits of Joint Mobilization on Ankle Sprains: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Weerasekara I, Osmotherly P, Snodgrass S, Marquez J, Zoete R, Rivett D. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017;[Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.07.019 Take Home Message: Ankle joint mobilizations improve dynamic balance and...

Associations between retirement reasons, chronic pain, athletic identity, and depressive symptoms among former professional footballers Sanders G, Stevenson C. 2017; European Journal of Sport Science. ahead of print. Take Home Message: A career-ending injury makes a professional athlete more likely to have depression symptoms during retirement....