Rate of Ascent and Acute Mountain Sickness at High Altitude
Conclusions: The development of AMS was closely associated with an initial reduction in SaO2. A BMI>24 kg/m2 also contributed to the occurrence of AMS. Clinical Relevance: These findings indicate that factors other than ascent rate should be considered when trying to ameliorate the risk of AMS. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - March 1, 2015 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Club-Level Road Cyclist: Injury, Pain, and Performance
Conclusions: Cycling is a sport in which injury risk and prevention need to be further studied. Cyclists are frequently injured but continue to participate in cycling at volumes equal to their healthy peers. Clinical Relevance: This study outlines a clinically reproducible cyclist assessment and discusses behaviors common to the cycling patient. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - March 1, 2015 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Ice Hockey Summit II: Zero Tolerance for Head Hits and Fighting
Conclusions: The highest priority action items identified from the Summit includes the following: (1) eliminate head hits from all levels of ice hockey, (2) change body-checking policies, and (3) eliminate fighting in all amateur and professional hockey. Copyright (C) 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - March 1, 2015 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Proceedings Source Type: research

Sports Concussion: Time for a Culture Change
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - March 1, 2015 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Acute Phototoxic Reaction in a Century Cyclist
Abstract: Medications can cause photosensitivity. Several of these medications, specifically the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), may be taken by athletes to treat joint and muscle discomfort. Many athletic events occur outdoors, which in turn exposes athletes to sunlight. Athletes taking NSAIDs and performing extensive outdoor activities may be at higher risk for phototoxic drug reactions. Clinicians may wish consider the potential for patient photosensitivity when recommending prescription and non-prescription medications to outdoor athletes. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Occult Retinal Detachment After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Case Report and Literature Review
Abstract: Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), are on the forefront of sports medicine. There is a spectrum of symptoms associated with mTBI, some of which include blurriness, double vision, and light sensitivity. Further evaluation for nonconcussion-related causes is warranted if vision changes do not improve concurrently with other symptoms. Keeping in mind other less obvious injuries, including retinal detachment, is important when performing an initial evaluation or follow-up of an mTBI. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Cardiac Arrest in a 21-Year-Old Man After Ingestion of 1,3-DMAA–Containing Workout Supplement
We describe a case of a young man who took such a supplement and suffered a cardiac arrest. Notably, the product consumed was not on the FDA list of substances containing DMAA. This case highlights the importance for clinicians to be aware of the potential harm of the DMAA-containing products by maintaining a high index of suspicion in otherwise healthy individuals presenting with cardiac arrest. It is of particular importance to sports medicine physicians who are most involved in education and counseling of patients potentially at risk of taking such products. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Stress Fracture of the Supracondylar Process of the Humerus in a Professional Tennis Player
We present the case of a professional tennis player with a stress fracture of the supracondylar process who underwent surgery to avoid possible displacement and neurovascular complications. Clinicians should consider the diagnosis of a supracondylar process fracture with or without neurovascular compression when examining athletes with otherwise unexplained arm or elbow pain. Stress fracture of the supracondylar process may be secondary to the excessive traction of the pronator teres. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Eczema Herpeticum in a Wrestler
Abstract: Eczema herpeticum (EH), first described in 1887, is characterized by a disseminated skin infection consisting of dome-shaped papules and is associated with fever, lymphadenopathy, and malaise. The condition commonly occurs on the trunk, head, and neck and is associated with numerous skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis. It is a result of a superimposed herpes simplex virus infection on otherwise compromised skin. It is a rapidly spreading infection, and early antiviral treatment is essential. Herpes gladiatorum is a common infection in the wrestling population, and atopic dermatitis is a common skin condi...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Canadian Sport Injury Prevention Research Symposium, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 11-14, 2015
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Ottawa 2015, CASEM Annual Scientific Conference, February 11-14, 2015, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Concussion Surveillance: Do Low Concussion Rates in the Qatar Professional Football League Reflect a True Difference or Emphasize Challenges in Knowledge Translation?
Conclusions: The concussion incidence is only 25% of that in the previous European studies using the same time loss injury definition. This raises the possibility that concussions are underreported. Further research is necessary. In the meantime, concussion education of players, club medical, and support staff is warranted, in keeping with the Zurich concussion consensus call for the need for an increase in knowledge translation. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Traumatic Avulsion of the Ischial Tuberosity in Young Athletes
Conclusions: Young athletes with traumatic avulsion of the ischial tuberosity and dislocation of more than 2 cm benefit from operative repair. Good results were achieved in all cases on the basis of functional recovery and patient satisfaction. Chronic complaints could be avoided, and also return to sport was possible. Surgery under spinal anesthesia is recommended. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Practical Management Source Type: research

Range of Motion, Postural Alignment, and LESS Score Differences of Those With and Without Excessive Medial Knee Displacement
Conclusions: There is select ROM, such as ankle dorsiflexion, and postural measures clinicians can screen for that may be related to increased MKD and theoretically elevated risk of injury. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Assessment of Muscle Architecture of the Biceps Femoris and Vastus Lateralis by Ultrasound After a Chronic Stretching Program
Objective: To evaluate the chronic effects of a static stretching program on the muscle architecture of biceps femoris (BF) and vastus lateralis (VL) muscles in ultrasound (US) images. Design: Randomized controlled longitudinal trial. Setting: Biomechanics Laboratory of Physical Education School of the Army, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Participants: The study included 24 healthy and physically active male volunteers (19.05 ± 1.40 years, 1.73 ± 0.07 m, and 73.15 ± 8.33 kg), randomly allocated to 1 of 2 groups: stretching group (SG, n = 12) and control group (n = 12). Interventions: The SG was submitted to 3...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Effects of 100-km Ultramarathon on Acute Kidney Injury
Conclusions: Transient AKI and muscle cramps are very common in 100-km ultramarathon runners. All transient ultra-runners who developed AKI in this study recovered their renal function 1 day later. Clinical Relevance: Ultramarathon running is associated with a wide range of significant changes in hematological parameters, several of which can be associated with potentially serious renal and physiological abnormalities. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Simple Test of Reaction Time for Baseline Concussion Testing in a Population of High School Athletes
Objective: A common sequela of concussions is impaired reaction time. Computerized neurocognitive tests commonly measure reaction time. A simple clinical test for reaction time has been studied previously in college athletes; whether this test is valid and reliable when assessing younger athletes remains unknown. Our study examines the reliability and validity of this test in a population of high school athletes. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Two American High Schools. Participants: High school athletes (N = 448) participating in American football or soccer during the academic years 2011 to 2012 and 2012 to 2013....
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Prospective Clinical Assessment Using Sideline Concussion Assessment Tool-2 Testing in the Evaluation of Sport-Related Concussion in College Athletes
Conclusions: The SCAT-2 total composite score and each subcomponent are useful in the assessment of concussion. As SCAT-3 is similar to SCAT-2, it is expected that it too will be a useful tool. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

A Closer Look at Overuse Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete
Objective: To examine male-female differences in pediatric overuse sports injuries. Study Design: Cross-sectional epidemiological study. Setting: Tertiary level sports medicine division in a large academic pediatric medical center. Participants: Five percent probability sample of patients 5 to 17 years seen from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009. About 3813 charts reviewed. Final study cohort included 1614 patients. Intervention: Nonlinear decomposition analysis of male-female differences in overuse injuries. Main Outcome Measures: Age, body mass index, history of previous injury, and activity type (contact/collision, t...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Recommended Sports Ultrasound Curriculum for Sports Medicine Fellowships
Abstract: The following sports ultrasound (SPORTS US) curriculum is a revision of the curriculum developed by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) in 2010. Several changes have been made to the curriculum with the primary aim of providing a pathway by which a sports medicine fellow can obtain sufficient SPORTS US training to become proficient in the core competencies of SPORTS US. The core competencies of SPORTS US are outlined in the learning objectives section of this document. The term “SPORTS US” was purposefully chosen rather than “musculoskeletal ultrasound” (MSK US) becaus...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Position Statement Source Type: research

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement: Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Sports Medicine
Abstract: The use of diagnostic and interventional ultrasound has significantly increased over the past decade. A majority of the increased utilization is by nonradiologists. In sports medicine, ultrasound is often used to guide interventions such as aspirations, diagnostic or therapeutic injections, tenotomies, releases, and hydrodissections. This American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) position statement critically reviews the literature and evaluates the accuracy, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound-guided injections in major, intermediate, and small joints, and soft tissues, all of which are com...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Position Statement Source Type: research

The Dawning Age of Genetic Testing for Sports Injuries
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - December 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Musculocutaneous Nerve Injury in a High School Pitcher
We present a case of musculocutaneous nerve injury in a high school pitcher, which has rarely been previously reported. The unique electromyography findings add to the overall spectrum seen with musculocutaneous nerve injuries in throwers. Sensory abnormalities may not be present at initial evaluation, but rather weakness or pain of the biceps is the most common presenting concern. Electrodiagnostic evaluation is paramount for confirmation of diagnosis, yet the timing of this study is critical for its accuracy. Rest and progressive physical therapy remain as the current treatment of choice. Resolution of symptoms, although...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A New Technique Using Fibrin Glue in the Management of Auricular Hematoma
This study aims to describe a new technique for the management of auricular hematoma using fibrin glue. Five difficult cases of auricular hematoma were managed using this technique, including 2 recurrent and 3 delayed presentations. After skin preparation and local anesthetic, an incision was made, the hematoma was evacuated, and the cavity was washed out with saline. Fibrin glue was applied liberally; a dental roll pressure dressing was applied and secured with a prolene bead suture. The patients were given a course of oral antibiotic and reviewed after 5 days for removal of the external dressing. They were later assessed...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation in a College Football Player and Return-to-Play Considerations
Abstract: The reported prevalence rates of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the general population range from 0.001% to 0.50%. The following case describes the initial presentation of hemorrhage from an intracranial AVM in an 18-year-old college football player. It also discusses treatment of the AVM with stereotactic radiosurgery and successful return to football 17 months after radiosurgery (18.5 months after initial presentation). It is the first published description of return to contact sports after stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial AVM. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine 29th Annual Clinical Conference Tampa, Florida March 19-22, 2014.
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Abstracts: PDF Only Source Type: research

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, 23rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 2014: Case Presentation Abstracts: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Reply
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

In Response to: Time to Re-think the Zurich Guidelines? A Critique on the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, Held in Zurich, November 2012
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

In Response to: Injury Profile of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Influence of Aerobic Training and Detraining on Serum BDNF, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Risk Factors in Middle-Aged Men Diagnosed With Metabolic Syndrome
Objective: To study the influence of aerobic exercise training on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), insulin resistance, and lipid profile in middle-aged men diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Design: This is an experimental repeated measure study. Setting: Subjects participated in aerobic training programs (18 sessions of 25-40 minutes per session) in Guilan University gymnasium and court. Participants: A total of 21 middle-aged men (50-65 years old) diagnosed with MetS participated. Interventions: We randomly divided 21 middle-aged men with MetS into exercise and control groups. The exercise group followed ...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Circadian Variation of Growth Factor Levels in Platelet-Rich Plasma
Conclusions: Significant diurnal variations in platelet counts and growth factor levels were not observed in PRP. Therefore, adjustments for diurnal variation in chronotherapy may not be important when PRP is used in clinical practice. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Effects of Neck Strength Training on Isometric Neck Strength in Rugby Union Players
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of a neck strengthening program on the isometric neck strength profile of male rugby union players. Design: Controlled laboratory study. Setting: Professional rugby union club. Participants: Fifteen professional and 10 semiprofessional rugby union players. Interventions: The 15 professional players undertook a 5-week neck strengthening intervention, which was performed twice per week, whereas the 10 semiprofessional players acted as the control group. Main Outcome Measures: Isometric strength of the neck musculature was tested using a hand-held dynamometer, for flexion (F), exten...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Injury Profile of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors
Conclusions: The observed injury rate was lower than previously reported suggesting recent regulatory changes have made MMA a safer sport. Increased clinical awareness and additional research should be extended to head-related injuries in MMAs especially those associated with KOs/TKOs. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Plantar Cutaneous Sensitivity and Balance in Individuals With and Without Chronic Ankle Instability
Objective: To determine if plantar cutaneous sensation and postural control differ between individuals with and without chronic ankle instability (CAI). Design: Case–control. Setting: Laboratory. Participants: Ten subjects with CAI and 10 subjects with no ankle sprain history participated. Interventions: Light touch was evaluated at 3 sites (heel, base of fifth metatarsal, and head of first metatarsal) on the plantar aspect of the foot using Semmes–Weinstein Monofilaments (SWMs). Postural control was assessed using the single leg firm and foam conditions of the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and during eye...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Impact of Ethnicity, Gender, and Dehydration on the Urinary Excretion of Inhaled Salbutamol With Respect to Doping Control
Conclusions: Dehydration equivalent to a body mass loss greater than 2% concomitant to the acute inhalation of 1600 μg of salbutamol may result in a urine concentration above the current WADA limit and decision limit leading to a positive test finding independent of gender or ethnic origin. Clinical Relevance: Asthmatic athletes using salbutamol should receive clear dosing advise and education to minimize the risk of inhaling doses of salbutamol that may produce urine concentrations of salbutamol above 1200 ng/mL. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Ergogenic Effect of Long-term Use of High Dose Salbutamol
Conclusions: Inhaling 1600 µg salbutamol daily over 6 weeks does not result in significant improvements in endurance, or strength and power performances. Clinical Relevance: Athletes using inhaled salbutamol to treat bronchoconstriction during exercise on a daily basis will not gain an advantage over nonasthmatic athletes not using inhaled salbutamol. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Parachuting and Pregnancy: What Do We Know About Pregnant Skydivers and the Risks They Are Taking?
Conclusions: Pregnancy itself is a risk factor for injuries. Injuries in pregnancy are clearly associated with an unfavorable pregnancy outcome. The recommendation “do not skydive during pregnancy” is the safest approach. A possible lesser risk alternative to skydiving could be wind-tunnel training. Clinical Relevance: This article provides insights into the pregnant skydiver's decision making regarding the sports. In combination with the literature review, we provide up-to-date easy to understand information on the possible risk factors. This is a valuable source of information for the care providers of female...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Injury Pathology at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Associations With Self-assessment of Knee Function
Conclusions: Weak associations between the symptoms, Sports/Rec, and QoL subscales and structural injuries at ACLR were observed. The KOOS and its subscales are not useful as indicators of the pattern or severity of preoperative injury of patients presenting for ACLR. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound in Lower Limb Bone Stress Injuries: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound was found not to be an effective treatment for the healing of lower limb bone stress injuries in this study. However, this was measured over a relatively short duration of 4 weeks in a small, mostly female population. Clinical Relevance: This double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial has shown that LIPUS is not an effective treatment for lower limb bone stress injuries. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Core Stability Exercises for Low Back Pain in Athletes: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Conclusions: The quantity and quality of literature on the use of core stability exercises for treating LBP in athletes is low. The existing evidence has been conducted on small and heterogeneous study populations using interventions that vary drastically with only mixed results and short-term follow-up. This precludes the formulation of strong conclusions, and additional high quality research is clearly needed. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Advancing the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: An ACSM and FIMS Joint Consensus Statement
Abstract: While the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) is widely accepted, its usage and content are not standardized. Implementation is affected by cost, access, level of participation, participant age/sex, and local/regional/national mandate. Preparticipation physical evaluation screening costs are generally borne by the athlete, family, or club. Screening involves generally agreed-upon questions based on expert opinion and tested over decades of use. No large-scale prospective controlled tracking programs have examined PPE outcomes. While the panel did not reach consensus on electrocardiogram (ECG) screening as ...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Consensus Statement Source Type: research

Core Stability: A Call to Action
No abstract available (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - October 31, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Humeral Stress Edema: An Injury in Overhead Athletes Quarterback With Humeral “Shin” Splints—A Case Report
Abstract: Stress injury to the distal humerus has been reported as a cause of chronic arm pain among competitive tennis players. As the serve is technically similar to an overhead throwing motion, it is conceivable that this injury could occur in other overhead athletes. Overuse injuries, including rotator cuff tears, ulnar collateral ligament injuries, and joint sprains have routinely been reported in quarterbacks, but there are few reported cases of upper extremity bony stress injuries in these athletes. Magnetic resonance imaging aids in the diagnostic evaluation of an upper extremity injury as it can identify numerous ...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - September 1, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Quadriceps Traumatic Myositis Ossificans in a Football Player: Management With Intravenous Pamidronate
We present a case of a 14-year-old male football player with posttraumatic quadriceps MO, treated with 2 doses of intravenous pamidronate. This was associated with improvement in clinical features and imaging and a reduced urinary N-terminal telopeptide, a marker of bone turnover. This case demonstrates that bisphosphonates may be a potential treatment option in MO. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - September 1, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Jejunal Tackle: A Case Report of Complete Jejunal Transection in Rugby Union
This report presents the case of a 25-year-old professional rugby union player, who presented to an “After Hours” general practice clinic with increasing central abdominal and epigastric pain after a heavy tackle during an international match in New Zealand. Despite suffering complete jejunal transection, the patient continued to play on, only presenting to an After Hours general practice clinic 3 hours after the injury. The case demonstrates the remarkable physiological resilience of professional rugby players and acts as a reminder to maintain a high degree of suspicion for small bowel injury despite normal v...
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - September 1, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Bilateral Knee and Intermittent Elbow Pain in a Competitive Archer/Hunter: Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitor-Statin Interaction?
We report a case where such processes may have been occurring and may have resolved shortly after discontinuing concomitant use, in turn resulting in decreased pain. Clinicians may need to be aware of the possibility of such symptoms and processes occurring in patients taking both a statin and a PDE5I. (Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine)
Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine - September 1, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research