Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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  • July 20, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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After ACL Surgery…Close Enough? NO WAY!

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

Patients should attain all objective criteria goals prior to returning to sport. A professional athlete who fails to meet functional criteria for return-to-sport or who has a low hamstring:quadriceps ratio is at greater risk for an anterior cruciate ligament graft rupture.... Read more »

  • July 18, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 81 views

The New Norm When Missing SCAT3 Concussion Baseline Scores

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

A clinician needs to recognize that sex, competitive level, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or learning disorder may influence SCAT3 scores. A medical professional could use normative conversion tables if they lack baseline scores and may not need to worry about practice effects with the SCAT3, except when retesting an athlete within 7 days.... Read more »

  • July 13, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 86 views

Determinants of Early Structural Changes After Injury

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

Among 143 people with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, 40% had worsening osteophytes or cartilage defects during the first 2 years after injury. Males and people with a meniscal tear, medial cartilage defect at baseline, or medial bone marrow lesion at 1-year follow-up may be at risk for these early structural changes.... Read more »

  • June 20, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 90 views

Athletes Are Open to Genetic Testing and Are Willing to Share Results

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

Despite a number of concerns many athletes responded with substantial interest and little resistance to the idea of genetic testing for the purpose of risk assessment for prolonged concussion recovery and late onset Alzheimer’s disease.... Read more »

  • June 15, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 137 views

Return to Sport and BMI are Associated with Quality of Life After an ACL Reconstruction

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

Lower overall quality of life after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) and not returning to sport.... Read more »

  • June 8, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 162 views

Osteo- Are- We Educated about OA and PTOA?

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

Athletic trainers are familiar with osteoarthritis, but less familiar with posttraumatic osteoarthritis. This knowledge seems to come with years of experience in the field. ... Read more »

Pietrosimone BG, Blackburn JT, Golightly YM, Harkey MS, Luc BA, DeFreese JD, Padua DA, Jordan JM, & Bennell KL. (2016) Certified Athletic Trainers' Knowledge and Perceptions of Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis After Knee Injury. Journal of Athletic Training. PMID: 27145097  

  • June 6, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 150 views

Many NCAA Clinicians Fail to Screen Mental Health

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

Only 39% of respondents from NCAA institutions indicated that they had a written mental health screening plan. There is a wide variability between mental health screening practices among NCAA institutions.... Read more »

  • June 1, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 170 views

African-American/Minority Males are at High Risk of Sudden Death

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

Sudden cardiac death among athletes most often occurred in African-American/Minorities and male athletes. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was the most common cause of sudden cardiac death.... Read more »

  • May 25, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 176 views

Position Someone to Guard Against Bad Laxity Measures

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

Knee flexion to 90 degrees limits ankle laxity with the talar tilt test in comparison to a fully extended knee. However, knee position has no effect on anterior drawer laxity. Muscle guarding will limit our ability to accurately assess ankle laxity with a talar tilt or anterior drawer test. ... Read more »

Hanlon S, Caccese J, Knight CA, Swanik CB, & Kaminski TW. (2016) Examining Ankle-Joint Laxity Using 2 Knee Positions and With Simulated Muscle Guarding. Journal of Athletic Training, 51(2), 111-7. PMID: 26881870  

  • May 23, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 157 views

Females at Increased Risk of Protracted Concussion Symptoms

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

Clinical factors that related with persistent postconcussion symptoms were sex, greater worsening symptoms from day of concussion to first concussion evaluation, continued activity participation, loss of consciousness, anterograde amnesia, and premorbid headaches, emotional symptoms on the day of concussion, and greater symptoms the day of the clinical examination. ... Read more »

  • May 20, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 232 views

Athletes With High Baseline Concussion Symptom Scores May Need Special Considerations

by Joshua Baracks in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletes who report numerous concussion symptoms during baseline testing may experience greater neurocognitive impairment after a concussion than athletes who do not report baseline symptoms.... Read more »

Custer A, Sufrinko A, Elbin RJ, Covassin T, Collins M, & Kontos A. (2016) High Baseline Postconcussion Symptom Scores and Concussion Outcomes in Athletes. Journal of athletic training, 51(2), 136-41. PMID: 26885702  

  • May 16, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 200 views

Is the Struggle Mechanical or Neurological?

by Adam Kelly in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A group of individuals with chronic ankle instability have sensorimotor system deficits compared with a group of healthy controls and copers; however, the authors found no mechanical differences between any of the groups.... Read more »

  • May 11, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 183 views

An Ounce of Prevention = Money Saved!

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

A neuromuscular injury prevention program reduces injuries and health care costs among female youth soccer players. ... Read more »

  • May 9, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 221 views

Strongest Indicator of Implementing a Return-to-Learn Protocol was Communication

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

Overall 84% of athletic trainers recommended a gradual return to learn, but only 44% of athletic trainers report having a return-to-learn policy.... Read more »

  • May 4, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 237 views

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
  • 249 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
  • 252 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
  • 218 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
  • 282 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
  • 300 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 »

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