Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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  • May 27, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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2 Out of 3 Is Bad: Starter, Disability, and Poor Core Endurance

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

A college football player was 5.3 times more likely to have an injury during a season if he was a starter, had poor core endurance, and reported more low back disability. Assessing for these things during your preseason screening can help identify at-risk individuals who may benefit from injury prevention programs.... Read more »

  • May 20, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 40 views

Complications Should Only Be A Small Concern When Undergoing ACL Reconstruction

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

Of 330 patients who underwent an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, 27% reported an adverse event due to surgery within 2 years but only 2 adverse events (0.6%) were considered major complications and 24 (7%) required a repeat surgery. This suggests that overall, ACL reconstruction surgery is generally safe and the adverse events which do occur can be treated relatively successfully.... Read more »

  • May 13, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 66 views

To the MOON (and Back) with ACL Rehabilitation

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

Rehabilitation programs that incorporate early motion, limit open kinetic chain exercises prior to 6 weeks post surgery with a transition to normal open kinetic chain exercises, and incorporate neuromuscular training throughout are best practices during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction rehabilitation.... Read more »

Wright, R., Haas, A., Anderson, J., Calabrese, G., Cavanaugh, J., Hewett, T., Lorring, D., McKenzie, C., Preston, E., Williams, G.... (2014) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation: MOON Guidelines. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 7(3), 239-243. DOI: 10.1177/1941738113517855  

  • May 11, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 67 views

A Good Night’s Sleep Could Go A Long Way with Neurocognitive Performance

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

Athletes who reported sleeping difficulties during preseason neurocognitive testing performed worse on neurocognitive exams after a concussion and reported more symptoms following a concussion compared with those who reported no difficulties sleeping.... Read more »

  • May 6, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 91 views

For Better or Worse: Predicting Quality of Life After an ACL Injury

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

Smoking and fewer years of education are predictive of poor mental and physical health 2 or 6 years after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Higher activity levels, younger age, better quality of life before surgery, and lower body mass index at the time of injury, were all associated with higher quality of life scores at 2 or 6 years post-surgery.... Read more »

  • April 29, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 112 views

Screening with LESS

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

The Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) can help us identify poor landing habits that may leave a young soccer athlete susceptible to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. ... Read more »

  • April 27, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 106 views

As if Sustaining a TBI was not Enough….TBI May Accelerate Brain Aging

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

A patient with a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury is likely to have structural brain changes that are associated with an older brain than his/her actual age.... Read more »

Cole JH, Leech R, Sharp DJ, & Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. (2015) Prediction of brain age suggests accelerated atrophy after traumatic brain injury. Annals of Neurology, 77(4), 571-81. PMID: 25623048  

  • April 22, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 139 views

Two Treatments are Sometimes Better than One

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

Both platelet-rich plasma and low-level laser therapies are effective treatments for Achilles tendon injury. In the present study however, combining PRP and LLLT demonstrated an increase in healed tendon strength and histological function in a rabbit model.... Read more »

  • April 20, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 101 views

Delayed Onset of Concussion Symptoms may Predict Delayed Recovery in Young Athletes

by Kathleen Cummer in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Delayed onset of symptoms after sport-related concussion puts young athletes at a 20.7 times greater risk for postconcussion syndrome... Read more »

  • April 15, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 127 views

Hurts So Good: Eccentric Hamstrings to Prevent Strains

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

A program focused on eccentric hamstring strengthening may prevent hamstring injuries.... Read more »

  • April 13, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 125 views

Low Back Pain? Work It Out

by Danielle Schindler and Adam Rosen in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Exercise reduces pain in patients with nonspecific low back pain. Exercise protocols involving strength training and stabilization with a whole-body approach appear to provide the greatest relief.... Read more »

  • April 10, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 144 views

Athletes, Alcohol Abuse, and Violence- Is There a Connection?

by Adam Rosen and Robert Dill in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Participating in athletics isn’t a risk factor for violence outside of competition. However, sports participants with alcohol use problems are more likely to later be violent than those without alcohol use problems.... Read more »

  • April 8, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 117 views

ACL Injuries Are Getting on My Nerves

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

Patients who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament tear often suffer quadriceps weakness, altered spinal-reflexive excitability during the first few weeks after the injury, and altered corticospinal excitability a few months after the injury.... Read more »

  • April 6, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 171 views

Concussions and Depression… Is There a Connection?

by Jessica Herek and Adam Rosen in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletes demonstrated greater rates of depression post-concussion. Older age, baseline depression symptoms, and increased concussion-related symptoms were factors most associated with post-concussion depression.... Read more »

  • April 1, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 151 views

Predicting Elbow Injuries in Youth Baseball with a Preseason Checklist

by Bailey Shiller and Adam Rosen in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Using a preseason checklist with Little League Baseball Players may help to determine which young athletes are at risk of developing elbow injuries.... Read more »

  • March 30, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 271 views

On-field Management and Return-to-Play in Concussed Children are Lacking

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

Only 58% of concussed children were managed according to recommended guidelines and 13% returned to play while symptomatic. Additionally, 93% of parents and 96% of players were unaware of their organization’s return-to-play guidelines following a concussion.... Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 112 views

Bisphosphonate May Protect Against Joint Degeneration in the Short-Term After a Knee Injury

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

In a mouse model, high-dose injections of alendronate delayed joint damage compared with a low-dose or placebo.... Read more »

  • March 18, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 153 views

Altered Joint Health 1 Year Post ACL Reconstruction

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

There are osteoarthritic changes in knee as early as one year post anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in both the tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joints.... Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 05:00 AM
  • 137 views

Don’t Blink. The King-Devick Test: A Rapid, Sideline Visual Assessment Tool to Assist in Detection of Concussion

by Adam Rosen and Andrew Sheridan in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The King-Devick test is a quick and reliable method to assess vision, eye movements, language function, and attention. An athlete with a concussion tends to complete the test slower than his/her preseason assessment while other athletes improve over time. ... Read more »

  • March 11, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 107 views

Bone Marrow Oedema May Signify Poor Long-Term Outcomes Following an ACL Injury

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

Knees with bone marrow oedema 3 or more months after an anterior cruciate ligament injury are less likely to return to activity when compared with knees without oedema.... Read more »

Filardo, G., Kon, E., Tentoni, F., Andriolo, L., Di Martino, A., Busacca, M., Di Matteo, B., & Marcacci, M. (2015) Anterior cruciate ligament injury: post-traumatic bone marrow oedema correlates with long-term prognosis. International Orthopaedics. DOI: 10.1007/s00264-015-2672-3  

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