Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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  • April 15, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 38 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
  • 58 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
  • 69 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
  • 62 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
  • 95 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
  • 81 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
  • 66 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
  • 69 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
  • 97 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
  • 88 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
  • 66 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  

  • March 4, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 77 views

“Shock”ingly No Improvements in Ankle Sprain Outcomes

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

There is no evidence to support the use of electrical stimulation after an acute lateral ankle sprain to reduce edema, decrease pain, or improve functional limitations.... Read more »

  • March 2, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 113 views

Tau-A Could be a Grade A Concussion Tool for Safe Return To Play

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

The Tau-A biomarker is a potential biomarker to distinguish those at risk for prolonged recovery following a concussion.... Read more »

Shahim P, Linemann T, Inekci D, Karsdal MA, Blennow K, Tegner Y, Zetterberg H, & Henriksen K. (2015) Serum tau fragments predict return to play in concussed professional ice hockey players. Journal of Neurotrauma. PMID: 25621407  

  • February 25, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 100 views

Consider the Landing Surface When Thinking About Landing Techniques

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

College athletes have decreased quadriceps:hamstring activation ratio, increased peak hamstring activation, and increased trunk sway when landing on an unstable surface versus a stable surface.
... Read more »

  • February 18, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 69 views

Fear and Exercise Importance in Returning from ACL Injury

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

Fear of re-injury, exercise importance, and age are associated with return to activities after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. ... Read more »

Gignac MA, Cao X, White LM, Hurtig M, Kunz M, & Marks PH. (2015) Perceived personal importance of exercise and fears of re-injury: a longitudinal study of psychological factors related to activity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4. info:/

  • February 16, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 76 views

What’s the Real Story? Effect of Fatigue on Acromiohumeral Distance and Scapular Position

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

After overhead shoulder fatigue, healthy individuals have an increase in acromiohumeral distance and altered scapular position, consistent with a protective, impingement-sparing situation.... Read more »

  • February 11, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 133 views

Fatigue May Increase Anterior Tibial Translation

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

Following a fatiguing exercise protocol, participants showed increased anterior tibial translation, compressive force, and knee flexion range of motion during the transition from non-weight-bearing to weight-bearing. This illustrates an inability of the lower extremity muscles to stabilize the knee joint.... Read more »

  • February 4, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 120 views

Mom or Dad’s Bad Knees May be Inheritable, but are They Inevitable?

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

Specific genotypes that influence new blood vessel growth are more common among individuals with an anterior cruciate ligament tear.... Read more »

  • February 2, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 145 views

No Strict Rest for the Weary or Concussed

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

For individuals 11 to 22 years of age, strict rest after a concussion had no added benefit compared to 1-2 days of rest before the stepwise program.... Read more »

  • January 28, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 136 views

ACL Graft Type May Not Matter When Attempting to Improve Patient-Reported Outcome 2-Years Post-Surgery

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

Three anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction techniques yield similar patient-reported and objective outcomes for up to 2 years after surgery. The one exception was joint laxity, which was better among patients who received a patellar tendon autograft instead of one of two hamstring techniques.... Read more »

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