Risk Factors for Acute Ankle Sprains in Field-Based, Team Contact Sports: a Systematic Review of Prospective Etiological Studies
CONCLUSION: This review updates the literature on prospective risk factors for ankle sprain in a specific population rather than heterogeneous cohorts previously studied. From more than twenty categories of risk factors investigated for ankle sprain association across seventeen studies in field-based team contact sports, 12 variables were found to be associated with increased incidence of ankle sprain. In order to reduce the risk of ankle sprain, BMI, ankle plantar and dorsiflexion strength, hip strength, and single leg landing performance should be factored in to athlete assessment and subsequent program design. More stud...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - June 27, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Patrick Dolan Ian Kenny Liam Glynn Mark Campbell Giles D Warrington Roisin Cahalan Andrew Harrison Mark Lyons Thomas Comyns Source Type: research

Spontaneous Rupture of the Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon in a Lacrosse Player
We present a case of an 18-year-old college lacrosse player without history of known predisposing factors who presented with an acute inability to extend the interphalangeal (IP) joint of his right thumb. Preoperative musculoskeletal ultrasound demonstrated rupture of the EPL tendon proximal to the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb. A tendon transfer was therefore performed, where the extensor indicis proprius (EIP) was surgically rerouted to reconstruct the ruptured EPL. The athlete eventually returned to competition without sequela. We suggest that the tendon rupture was secondary to repetitive stick checking duri...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - June 23, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Jane-Frances Aruma Paul Herickhoff Kenneth Taylor Peter Seidenberg Source Type: research

Comparison between radial and focused types of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy in plantar calcaneal spur: A randomised sham-controlled trial
CONCLUSION: Both focused ESWT and radial ESWT are effective in plantar calcaneal spur. When considering the degree and continuity of the positive effects, radial ESWT is superior than focused ESWT in plantar calcaneal spur.PMID:35713119 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2022.2091413 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - June 17, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Volkan Şah Şeyhmus Kaplan Sezai Özkan Cihan Adana ş Murat Toprak Source Type: research

Physical Demands and Physiological Strain of American Football Referees While Officiating
CONCLUSION: HS football referees experienced elevated levels of physiological strain while officiating, with individual factors modulating the magnitude of strain. Strategies aimed at reducing obesity, increasing exercise participation, and improving cardiovascular health should be emphasized to mitigate strain and prevent cardiac events.PMID:35708121 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2022.2090869 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - June 16, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Hayley V MacDonald Emily C Colster Anne M Mulholland Clifton J Holmes Brett C Bentley James B Robinson Jonathan E Wingo Source Type: research

Neuroimaging in professional combat sports: consensus statement from the association of ringside physicians
Phys Sportsmed. 2022 Jun 13:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2022.2083922. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTProfessional boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts (MMA) are popular sports with substantial risk for both acute and chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although rare, combat sports athletes have died in the ring or soon after the completion of a bout. Deaths in these instances are usually the result of an acute catastrophic neurological event such as an acute subdural hematoma (SDH). Other causes may include acute epidural hematoma (EDH), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), intraparenchymal hemorrhage (IPH), or a controver...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - June 9, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Nitin K Sethi John Neidecker Source Type: research