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The mission of SMR is to objectively summarize and describe the clinical relevance of research articles related to basic science, translational research, and clinical research that may be relevant to students and professionals interested in sports medicine. Furthermore, SMR aims to provide a forum for clinicians, researchers, and students in sports medicine-related fields to discuss the clinical relevance of new research.
There are a number of symptoms that are associated with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI); however, neuropsychological testing and conventional neuroimaging techniques (e.g., standard magnetic resonance [MR] imaging, computed tomography [CT] scans) are not sensitive enough to detect subtle changes. There have been advances in the neuroimaging field that allow a more sensitive and specific detection of mTBI using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This study used resting-state fMRI ........ Read more »
Johnson B, Zhang K, Gay M, Horovitz S, Hallett M, Sebastianelli W, & Slobounov S. (2011) Alteration of brain default network in subacute phase of injury in concussed individuals: Resting-state fMRI study. NeuroImage. PMID: 21846504
A recent study demonstrated that athletes with patellar tendinopathy had less ankle dorsiflexion but it was unclear if limited dorsiflexion causes patellar tendinopathy or if it was a consequence of the patellar tendinopathy. To determine if limited ankle dorsiflexion contributed to the onset of patellar tendinopathy, Backman et al conducted a 1-year prospective study to examine if reduced ankle dorsiflexion range of motion increases the risk of developing patellar tendinopathy among 75 Swedish ........ Read more »
Backman LJ, & Danielson P. (2011) Low Range of Ankle Dorsiflexion Predisposes for Patellar Tendinopathy in Junior Elite Basketball Players: A 1-Year Prospective Study. The American journal of sports medicine. PMID: 21917610
Su et al used 10 cadaver shoulders to examine the amount of humeral head displacement following varying degrees of anterosuperior (i.e., supraspintatus subscapularis) and posterior/superior (i.e., supraspintus infraspinatus) rotator cuff tears when loaded in a posterosuperior direction. ... Read more »
Su WR, Budoff JE, & Luo ZP. (2011) Posterosuperior Displacement Due to Rotator Cuff Tears. Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic . PMID: 21908156
Ankle injuries are common in high school sports and it has been estimated that 24% of all ankle injuries among high school athletes are sustained by football players. Lace-up braces are commonly used with the goal of preventing ankle injuries. Unfortunately, there is limited data about the efficacy of lace-up braces among adolescent football players. Therefore, McGuine et al assessed whether using a lace-up ankle brace reduced the number and severity of acute first-time and recurrent ankle injur........ Read more »
McGuine TA, Hetzel S, Wilson J, & Brooks A. (2011) The Effect of Lace-up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Football Players. The American journal of sports medicine. PMID: 21926383
This past week the new MacArthur fellowships, popularly referred to as the “genius grants” were announced and among the recipients was Kevin Guskiewicz. Dr. Guskiewicz has “made major advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related concussions.” Unlike many funding opportunities this award is unique in that you must be anonymously nominated, show exceptional merit and promise in your work, and the award money can be used in any way to advance the in........ Read more »
Kerr ZY, Marshall SW, & Guskiewicz KM. (2011) The Reliability of Concussion History in Former Professional Football Players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. PMID: 21857370
Efficacy of Treatment of Trochanteric Bursitis: A Systematic Review
Lustenberger DP, Ng VY, Thomas M. Best TM, Ellis TJ. Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Sept; Vol 21(5), 447-453.
Trochanteric bursitis presents as lateral hip pain and can be a very frustrating condition to treat. To date, there have been no systematic reviews of the literature comparing the various treatment modalities used. In this systematic review, the authors attempt to evaluate the e........ Read more »
Lustenberger DP, Ng VY, Best TM, & Ellis TJ. (2011) Efficacy of treatment of trochanteric bursitis: a systematic review. Clinical journal of sport medicine, 21(5), 447-53. PMID: 21814140
The acute effects of a warm-up including static or dynamic stretching on countermovement jump height, reaction time, and flexibility
Perrier ET, Pavol MJ, Hoffman MA. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Jul;25(7):1925-31.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21701282 ... Read more »
Perrier ET, Pavol MJ, & Hoffman MA. (2011) The acute effects of a warm-up including static or dynamic stretching on countermovement jump height, reaction time, and flexibility. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(7), 1925-31. PMID: 21701282
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