Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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  • May 4, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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Injury Before College May Increase the Risk of Surgery During College

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

An athlete who sustained an injury requiring surgery prior to college is more likely to sustain an injury that needs surgery during their college career.... Read more »

Wang, D., Rugg, C., Mayer, E., Lai, W., Sulzicki, P., Vail, J., & Hame, S. (2016) Precollegiate Knee Surgery Predicts Subsequent Injury Requiring Surgery in NCAA Athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/0363546516634306  

  • May 2, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 95 views

If the Helmet Don’t Fit, You May Have to Sit (Out Longer with a Concussion)

by Stephen Stache in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

An athlete with a poorly fit helmet that sustains a concussion may have an increased risk of more severe symptoms and prolonged recovery.... Read more »

  • April 27, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 97 views

Should We Drop the Vertical Drop Jump?

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

Performance on the vertical drop jump landing task was not found to be associated with anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in a group of female handball and soccer athletes. ... Read more »

  • April 25, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 105 views

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Are Associated to Biochemical Markers

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

Poor scores on the Knee Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and Tegner Activity Scale may be associated with elevated biomarker concentration levels that reflect collagen turnover.... Read more »

  • April 20, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 145 views

Smoking, Dyspnea and COPD may Predict Complications Following ACL Reconstruction

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

Complications following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction are rare (1.3%). Patients who smoke, have a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or dyspnea have a greater risk of complications than those that do not.... Read more »

  • April 13, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 160 views

Younger Patients or Those with a Meniscal Tear are More Likely to have ACL Surgery

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

A patient who is young or has a meniscal injury is more likely to have an anterior cruciate ligament surgery (either early or delayed). ... Read more »

  • April 11, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 139 views

Psychological Factors Regarding Recovery May Influence Acute and Overuse Injury Risk

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

A reduced perception of recovery during a season may increase the risk of acute and overuse injury.... Read more »

van der Does HT, Brink MS, Otter RT, Visscher C, & Lemmink KA. (2016) Injury Risk Is Increased by Changes in Perceived Recovery of Team Sport Players. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. PMID: 26945309  

  • April 6, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 172 views

Previous Participation in Collision Sports is Related to a Decreased Quality of Life

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

Former collegiate athletes who participated in collision sports (primarily football) reported lower quality of life when compared to contact or limited contact athletes.... Read more »

  • March 30, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 137 views

Pay Now, or Pay Later…ACL Reconstruction Costs are Similar Whether Early or Delayed

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

An early anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction fails to provide improved quality-of-life years and costs compared with people who are provided an optional delayed reconstruction treatment strategy. ... Read more »

  • March 28, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 174 views

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
  • 166 views

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
  • 183 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
  • 04:30 AM
  • 201 views

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
  • 04:30 AM
  • 237 views

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
  • 04:30 AM
  • 217 views

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
  • 261 views

“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
  • 04:30 AM
  • 224 views

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
  • 243 views

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
  • 04:30 AM
  • 242 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
  • 04:30 AM
  • 282 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 »

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