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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.

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  • March 28, 2016
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9-Point Survey to Determine Risk of Persistent Postconcusison Symptoms in Pediatric Population

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A novel clinical risk score developed for the acutely concussed pediatric population has a modest ability to discriminate between those at low, medium, or high risk for persistent postconcussion symptoms at 28 days.... Read more »

Zemek R, Barrowman N, Freedman SB, Gravel J, Gagnon I, McGahern C, Aglipay M, Sangha G, Boutis K, Beer D.... (2016) Clinical Risk Score for Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms Among Children With Acute Concussion in the ED. JAMA, 315(10), 1014-25. PMID: 26954410  

  • March 23, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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Finding Who Will Develop Chronic Ankle Instability

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Following a first-time lateral ankle sprain, a patient who was unable to complete the single-leg drop landing and drop vertical jump at 2 weeks post injury was more likely to be classified as having chronic ankle instability. Patient-reported outcomes at 6 months was also associated with onset of chronic ankle instability.... Read more »

  • March 21, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 587 views

Scapular Rehabilitation: Inside Info to Help Choose the Right Exercises

by Katie Reuther in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Different humeral elevation exercises result in different levels of scapulothoracic muscle activity. Knowledge of muscle activity levels for different exercises could help clinicians optimize rehabilitation protocols.... Read more »

  • March 16, 2016
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Quadriceps Inactivation? Shake It Off

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Local or whole body vibration treatments increase quadriceps function similarly. Vibration therapy can be a tool to facilitate strengthening protocols.... Read more »

Pamukoff, D., Pietrosimone, B., Lewek, M., Ryan, E., Weinhold, P., Lee, D., & Blackburn, J. (2016) Immediate effect of vibratory stimuli on quadriceps function in healthy adults. Muscle . DOI: 10.1002/mus.25081  

  • March 9, 2016
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Knowing the Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Death May be the First Step in the Right Direction

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Patients who suffered sudden cardiac death reported experiencing more cardiac symptoms prior to death compared with control patients.... Read more »

Glinge C, Jabbari R, Risgaard B, Lynge TH, Engstrøm T, Albert CM, Haunsø S, Winkel BG, & Tfelt-Hansen J. (2015) Symptoms Before Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome: A Nationwide Study Among the Young in Denmark. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, 26(7), 761-7. PMID: 25807988  

  • March 2, 2016
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Movement Screen Not Terribly Predictive

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The Functional Movement Screen poorly predicts injury within 6 months after an assessment. A score less than 14 is a risk factor for injury, but more research is needed. ... Read more »

Bushman, T., Grier, T., Canham-Chervak, M., Anderson, M., North, W., & Jones, B. (2015) The Functional Movement Screen and Injury Risk: Association and Predictive Value in Active Men. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(2), 297-304. DOI: 10.1177/0363546515614815  

  • February 24, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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“Playing Up” May Be Putting Young Athletes on the Bench For Longer Periods Following Concussion

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Among adolescent ice hockey players, early pubertal stage is associated with longer concussion recovery in males. Young players should be discouraged from “playing-up.”... Read more »

  • February 17, 2016
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Injury Prevention for 6 Weeks = Better Landings for 6 Months

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Six weeks of a dynamic injury prevention warm-up program results in biomechanical improvements that last up to 6 months after stopping the program. It may be important to perform these programs continually or reinforce these programs every 6 months.... Read more »

DiStefano, L., Marshall, S., Padua, D., Peck, K., Beutler, A., de la Motte, S., Frank, B., Martinez, J., & Cameron, K. (2016) The Effects of an Injury Prevention Program on Landing Biomechanics Over Time. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/0363546515621270  

  • February 15, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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Concussed Athletes Face Tough Odds Against Lower Extremity Injuries After Return to Play

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletes with a recent concussion are ~2.5 times more likely to sustain a lower extremity injury within 90 days after return to play compared with athletes without a concussion.... Read more »

  • February 10, 2016
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  • 558 views

Reduce the Risk of Injury with a New Pair of Shoes

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A recreational runner with motion control running shoes was less likely to sustain an injury than a runner wearing standard running shoes. Runners with pronated feet may benefit the most from a motion control running shoe.... Read more »

  • February 3, 2016
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  • 590 views

Aiming for the STARS for Chronic Ankle Instability

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Sensory-targeted rehabilitation strategies (STARS) result in improvements in patient-reported and clinical outcomes. Certain deficits may be specifically targeted by different techniques.... Read more »

  • February 1, 2016
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  • 555 views

Should We Check the Checking Age in Youth Ice Hockey?

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Concussion rates in youth ice hockey are nearly 3 times higher during games compared to practice, and 12 to 14 year olds have higher incidence rates compared to 15 to 18 year olds.... Read more »

Kontos, A., Elbin, R., Sufrinko, A., Dakan, S., Bookwalter, K., Price, A., Meehan, W., & Collins, M. (2016) Incidence of Concussion in Youth Ice Hockey Players. PEDIATRICS. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-1633  

  • January 27, 2016
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  • 585 views

Short on Treatment Time? Try a Single-Item Patient-Rated Outcome

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Single-item patient-reported outcome measures are valid for assessing patient progress in adolescent football athletes with concussions.... Read more »

Valier, A., Welch Bacon, C., Bay, R., Houston, M., & Valovich McLeod, T. (2015) The Validity of Single-Item Patient-Rated Outcomes in Concussed Adolescent Football Athletes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.11.015  

  • January 13, 2016
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Helmetless Tackling Promotes Better Tackling Behaviors Resulting in Less Head Impacts

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Helmetless-tackling training reduces head impacts in collegiate football players.... Read more »

  • January 11, 2016
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  • 657 views

Help Yourself Improve Dorsiflexion A Little More

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A dynamic self-stretching technique may improve dorsiflexion even better than traditional self-stretching due to a strap that aids in gliding the talus posteriorly relative to the distal tibia to improve arthrokinematics.... Read more »

  • January 4, 2016
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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy may be Related to Contact Sport Participation

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was only detected in individuals with documented participation in contact sports.... Read more »

Bieniek KF, Ross OA, Cormier KA, Walton RL, Soto-Ortolaza A, Johnston AE, DeSaro P, Boylan KB, Graff-Radford NR, Wszolek ZK.... (2015) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy pathology in a neurodegenerative disorders brain bank. Acta Neuropathologica, 130(6), 877-89. PMID: 26518018  

  • December 22, 2015
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NCAA Schools Are Not 100% Compliant with Concussion-Related Protocols

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

43% of NCAA institutions fully complied with concussion legislation for preparticipation assessments and roughly 1 in 3 institutions lacked a return-to-learn policy. Many schools need to implement a balance assessment into the preparticipation exam as well as a return-to-learn policy during concussion management.... Read more »

  • December 16, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 610 views

High-Quality Evidence Suggest Conservative Care can Equal Surgical Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Conservative treatment with early range of motion is equivalent to surgical treatments of Achilles tendon ruptures.... Read more »

Zhang, H., Tang, H., He, Q., Wei, Q., Tong, D., Wang, C., Wu, D., Wang, G., Zhang, X., Ding, W.... (2015) Surgical Versus Conservative Intervention for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture. Medicine, 94(45). DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001951  

  • December 14, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
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Shoulder Pad Removal Practice! We’re Talking about Practice!

by Catherine E. Lewis and Adam B. Rosen in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Practice is necessary for efficient equipment removal in American football. Frequent training reduces removal time and motion of the spine in injured athletes.... Read more »

  • December 9, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 673 views

Attractive Treatment Option for Patients Suffering From mTBI-Related Headaches

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Three transcranial magnetic stimulation sessions within 1 week could reduce the intensity of mild traumatic brain injury-induced headaches.... Read more »

Leung A, Shukla S, Fallah A, Song D, Lin L, Golshan S, Tsai A, Jak A, Polston G, & Lee R. (2015) Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Managing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Headaches. Neuromodulation : Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. PMID: 26555886  

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