Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Opportunities for Pediatrics-Trained Physicians in the United States
CONCLUSIONS: Pediatricians are eligible for more than two-thirds of PCSM fellowship programs across the United States, including programs that are not sponsored by Pediatrics departments. Applicants may not be aware of these opportunities given discrepancies regarding eligibility in over one-third of programs. In a field underrepresented by Pediatrics-trained physicians, accurate online information and transparency of eligibility criteria are critical to raise awareness about fellowship opportunities and foster equity with regards to career opportunities for pediatricians in PCSM.PMID:34674595 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - October 22, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Faustine D Ramirez Cindy J Chang Rhonda A Watkins Carlin Senter Celina de Borja Source Type: research

Hamstrings injury incidence, risk factors, and prevention in Rugby Union players: a systematic review
CONCLUSION: The etiology of hamstring strain injuries is multifactorial, with playing position, fatigue, previous injuries, leg imbalances, lack of readiness to return to play, and running actions identified as contributing factors across levels. Combining strategies to prevent hamstring injuries and recurrences, and to inform return to play, is likely worthwhile and should include Nordic strength assessment and Nordic exercises.PMID:34637371 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1992601 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - October 12, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Christian Chavarro-Nieto Martyn Beaven Nicholas Gill Kim H ├ębert-Losier Source Type: research

Hamstrings injury incidence, risk factors, and prevention in Rugby Union players: A systematic review
CONCLUSION: The aetiology of hamstring strain injuries is multifactorial, with playing position, fatigue, previous injuries, leg imbalances, lack of readiness to return to play, and running actions identified as contributing factors across levels. Combining strategies to prevent hamstring injuries and recurrences, and to inform return to play, is likely worthwhile and should include Nordic strength assessment and Nordic exercises.PMID:34637371 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1992601 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - October 12, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: C D Chavarro-Nieto C M Beaven N D Gill K H ├ębert-Losier Source Type: research

Effects of the COVID-19 confinement period on hip strength, flexibility and muscle injury rate in professional soccer players
This study aimed to examine the effects of COVID-19 confinement on hamstring eccentric strength, hip adduction-abduction strength, and posterior chain flexibility in professional male soccer players. We also aimed to investigate whether muscle strength and flexibility would change when the players returned to play after COVID-19 confinement.METHODS: Thirty professional male soccer (Age; 24.9 ± 4.8 yrs, BMI; 22.7 ± 1.4 kg/m2) players participated in this study. Hamstring eccentric strength, hip abduction-adduction strength and posterior chain flexibility (PCF) were measured before (time 1) and after the home c...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 27, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Cigdem Demir Burak Subasi Gulcan Harput Source Type: research

Effects of the COVID-19 confinement period on hip strength, flexibility and muscle injury rate in professional soccer players
This study aimed to examine the effects of COVID-19 confinement on hamstring eccentric strength, hip adduction-abduction strength and posterior chain flexibility in professional male soccer players. We also aimed to investigate whether muscle strength and flexibility would change when the players returned to play after COVID-19 confinement.METHODS: Thirty professional male soccer (Age; 24.9±4.8 yrs, BMI; 22.7±1.4 kg/m2) players participated in this study. Hamstring eccentric strength, hip abduction-adduction strength and posterior chain flexibility (PCF) were measured before (time 1) and after the home confin...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 27, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Cigdem Demir Burak Subasi Gulcan Harput Source Type: research

Injury Rates in the National Football League During the 2020 COVID-19 Season
CONCLUSION: The incidence of NFL injuries did not significantly change in 2020. The distribution of injuries did not change with respect to position.PMID:34550856 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1984819 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 22, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Brooks Platt Brandon Collofello Nicholas Stockwell Cale A Jacobs Darren Johnson Austin V Stone Source Type: research

Distribution and risk factors for stress fractures in competitive figure skaters and association with acute fractures
CONCLUSIONS: Figure skaters are at a high risk of stress fractures, independent of the level performed at. There is a higher risk in those training more frequently and an association with additional acute fractures. Results advocate education on fracture features and bone health measures to skaters, coaches, and physicians, at all levels of the sport to facilitate early diagnosis and management.PMID:34529544 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1981748 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 16, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Thomas Andrew Naylor Samuel Naylor Source Type: research

Distribution and Risk Factors for Stress Fractures in Competitive Figure Skaters and Association with Acute Fractures
CONCLUSIONS: Figure skaters are at a high risk of stress fractures, independent of the level performed at. There is a higher risk in those training more frequently and an association with additional acute fractures. Results advocate education on fracture features and bone health measures to skaters, coaches, and physicians, at all levels of the sport to facilitate early diagnosis and management.PMID:34529544 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1981748 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 16, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Thomas Naylor Samuel Naylor Source Type: research

Pre- and post-season visio-vestibular function in healthy adolescent athletes
CONCLUSIONS: Visio-vestibular function as measured by the VVE does not change from pre - to post-season in otherwise healthy adolescent athletes. Our findings suggest that the VVE may be stable and robust to typical neurodevelopment occurring in this dynamic age group and help inform post-injury interpretation of visio-vestibular impairments.PMID:34521303 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1980744 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 15, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Patricia R Roby Kristina B Metzger Catherine C McDonald Daniel J Corwin Colin M Huber Declan A Patton Susan S Margulies Matthew F Grady Christina L Master Kristy B Arbogast Source Type: research

Pre- and post-season visio-vestibular function in healthy adolescent athletes
CONCLUSIONS: Visio-vestibular function as measured by the VVE does not change from pre- to post-season in otherwise healthy adolescent athletes. Our findings suggest that the VVE may be stable and robust to typical neurodevelopment occurring in this dynamic age group and help inform post-injury interpretation of visio-vestibular impairments.PMID:34521303 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1980744 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 15, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Patricia R Roby Kristina B Metzger Catherine C McDonald Daniel J Corwin Colin M Huber Declan A Patton Susan S Margulies Matthew F Grady Christina L Master Kristy B Arbogast Source Type: research

The COVID Lockdown and its Effects on Soft Tissue Injuries in Premier League Athletes
CONCLUSION: Our study found that there were more injuries and a decreased time to first injury observed during the COVID-impacted 2020-2021 season than the two preceding seasons, perhaps demonstrating a link between fixture congestion and athlete injuries as evidenced by the significantly shorter time between games. It is therefore prudent to retain fixture spacing for athlete recovery even against the backdrop of an overall shortened season.PMID:34511046 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1980746 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 13, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Brian J Mannino Teren Yedikian Edward Stephen Mojica Andrew Bi Michael Alaia Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas Source Type: research

Acromioclavicular joint injuries at a Colorado ski resort
We examined the incidence of ACJ injuries, the injury mechanism, demographics, and type of ACJ injuries among skiers and snowboarders treated at the clinic.RESULTS: A total of 341 ACJ injuries (6.7% of total visits) were encountered during the study period. The majority of ACJ injures were type I (41.3%) and mainly occurred in men (86.5%). Most (96.8%) of the cases were primary ACJ injuries on the right shoulder (56.9%). The average age of patients with ACJ injuries was 30.0 years (range 10-72). More than half (62.2%) of ACJ injuries occurred while snowboarding. The most common mechanism of injury (93.5%) was fall a to the...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 13, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Naomi Kelley Lauren Pierpoint Jack Spittler Morteza Khodaee Source Type: research

The COVID Lockdown and its Effects on Soft Tissue Injuries in Premier League Athletes
CONCLUSION: Our study found that there were more injuries and a decreased time to first injury observed during the COVID-impacted 2020-2021 season than the two preceding seasons, perhaps demonstrating a link between fixture congestion and athlete injuries as evidenced by the significantly shorter time between games. It is therefore prudent to retain fixture spacing for athlete recovery even against the backdrop of an overall shortened season.PMID:34511046 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1980746 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 13, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Brian J Mannino Teren Yedikian Edward Stephen Mojica Andrew Bi Michael Alaia Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas Source Type: research

Acromioclavicular joint injuries at a Colorado ski resort
We examined the incidence of ACJ injuries, the injury mechanism, demographics, and type of ACJ injuries among skiers and snowboarders treated at the clinic.RESULTS: A total of 341 ACJ injuries (6.7% of total visits) were encountered during the study period. The majority of ACJ injures were type I (41.3%) and mainly occurred in men (86.5%). Most (96.8%) of the cases were primary ACJ injuries on the right shoulder (56.9%). The average age of patients with ACJ injuries was 30.0 years (range 10-72). More than half (62.2%) of ACJ injuries occurred while snowboarding. The most common mechanism of injury (93.5%) was fall a to the...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 13, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Naomi Kelley Lauren Pierpoint Jack Spittler Morteza Khodaee Source Type: research

The impact of nonoperative hip and core injuries on National Football League athlete performance
Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Sep 11:1-6. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2021.1976603. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Hip and core injuries are common in National Football League (NFL) athletes; however, the impact following injury remains unclear. The goal of this manuscript was to determine the impact of nonoperative hip and core injuries on return to play and performance.METHODS: NFL athletes who sustained a hip or core injury treated nonoperatively between 2010 and 2016 were identified. Offensive and defensive power ratings were calculated for each player's injury season and two seasons before and after to assess longitudinal...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Joseph S Tramer Toufic R Jildeh Joshua P Castle Patrick Buckley Caden Nowak Kelechi R Okoroha Source Type: research

Achilles and patellar tendon structure following a prevention program in male combat soldiers
CONCLUSION: Our intervention did not reduce the prevalence of soldiers with symptoms. Our "high risk" pre-course, AT and PT structure indicator is valid and can be used as a screening tool to reduce the prevalence of symptoms in combat soldiers; with the caution that soldiers that were not identified by the indicator, might also have symptoms along the course.PMID:34488525 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1976601 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Nili Steinberg Michal Pantanowitz Aviva Zeev Shani Svorai Band Shany Funk Dan Nemet Source Type: research

The Impact of Non-Operative Hip and Core Injuries on National Football League Athlete Performance
Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Sep 6. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2021.1976603. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Hip and core injuries are common in National Football League (NFL) athletes; however, the impact following injury remains unclear. The goal of this manuscript is to determine the impact of nonoperative hip and core injuries on return to play and performance.METHODS: NFL athletes who sustained a hip or core injury treated non-operatively between 2010-2016 were identified. Offensive and defensive power ratings were calculated for each player's injury season and 2 seasons before and after to assess longitudinal impact. A ...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Joseph S Tramer Toufic R Jildeh Joshua P Castle Patrick Buckley Caden Nowak Kelechi R Okoroha Source Type: research

Achilles and patellar tendon structure following a prevention program in male combat soldiers
CONCLUSION: Our intervention did not reduce the prevalence of soldiers with symptoms. Our "high risk" pre-course, AT and PT structure indicator is valid and can be used as a screening tool to reduce the prevalence of symptoms in combat soldiers; with the caution that soldiers that were not identified by the indicator, might also have symptoms along the course.PMID:34488525 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1976601 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Nili Steinberg Michal Pantanowitz Aviva Zeev Shani Svorai Band Shany Funk Dan Nemet Source Type: research

The Impact of Non-Operative Hip and Core Injuries on National Football League Athlete Performance
Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Sep 6. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2021.1976603. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Hip and core injuries are common in National Football League (NFL) athletes; however, the impact following injury remains unclear. The goal of this manuscript is to determine the impact of nonoperative hip and core injuries on return to play and performance.METHODS: NFL athletes who sustained a hip or core injury treated non-operatively between 2010-2016 were identified. Offensive and defensive power ratings were calculated for each player's injury season and 2 seasons before and after to assess longitudinal impact. A ...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Joseph S Tramer Toufic R Jildeh Joshua P Castle Patrick Buckley Caden Nowak Kelechi R Okoroha Source Type: research

Achilles and patellar tendon structure following a prevention program in male combat soldiers
CONCLUSION: Our intervention did not reduce the prevalence of soldiers with symptoms. Our "high risk" pre-course, AT and PT structure indicator is valid and can be used as a screening tool to reduce the prevalence of symptoms in combat soldiers; with the caution that soldiers that were not identified by the indicator, might also have symptoms along the course.PMID:34488525 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1976601 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Nili Steinberg Michal Pantanowitz Aviva Zeev Shani Svorai Band Shany Funk Dan Nemet Source Type: research

The Impact of Non-Operative Hip and Core Injuries on National Football League Athlete Performance
Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Sep 6. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2021.1976603. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Hip and core injuries are common in National Football League (NFL) athletes; however, the impact following injury remains unclear. The goal of this manuscript is to determine the impact of nonoperative hip and core injuries on return to play and performance.METHODS: NFL athletes who sustained a hip or core injury treated non-operatively between 2010-2016 were identified. Offensive and defensive power ratings were calculated for each player's injury season and 2 seasons before and after to assess longitudinal impact. A ...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Joseph S Tramer Toufic R Jildeh Joshua P Castle Patrick Buckley Caden Nowak Kelechi R Okoroha Source Type: research

Achilles and patellar tendon structure following a prevention program in male combat soldiers
CONCLUSION: Our intervention did not reduce the prevalence of soldiers with symptoms. Our "high risk" pre-course, AT and PT structure indicator is valid and can be used as a screening tool to reduce the prevalence of symptoms in combat soldiers; with the caution that soldiers that were not identified by the indicator, might also have symptoms along the course.PMID:34488525 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1976601 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Nili Steinberg Michal Pantanowitz Aviva Zeev Shani Svorai Band Shany Funk Dan Nemet Source Type: research

The Impact of Non-Operative Hip and Core Injuries on National Football League Athlete Performance
Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Sep 6. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2021.1976603. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Hip and core injuries are common in National Football League (NFL) athletes; however, the impact following injury remains unclear. The goal of this manuscript is to determine the impact of nonoperative hip and core injuries on return to play and performance.METHODS: NFL athletes who sustained a hip or core injury treated non-operatively between 2010-2016 were identified. Offensive and defensive power ratings were calculated for each player's injury season and 2 seasons before and after to assess longitudinal impact. A ...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Joseph S Tramer Toufic R Jildeh Joshua P Castle Patrick Buckley Caden Nowak Kelechi R Okoroha Source Type: research

Achilles and patellar tendon structure following a prevention program in male combat soldiers
CONCLUSION: Our intervention did not reduce the prevalence of soldiers with symptoms. Our "high risk" pre-course, AT and PT structure indicator is valid and can be used as a screening tool to reduce the prevalence of symptoms in combat soldiers; with the caution that soldiers that were not identified by the indicator, might also have symptoms along the course.PMID:34488525 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1976601 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 7, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Nili Steinberg Michal Pantanowitz Aviva Zeev Shani Svorai Band Shany Funk Dan Nemet Source Type: research

COVID-19 Modifications of Offseason and Preseason Training for NFL Athletes Are Associated with Increased Risk of Regular Season Injuries
CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 stricken 2020 NFL regular season saw an increased rate and incidence of injuries. Specifically, defensive players had a higher incidence of injury overall with defensive backs experiencing the greatest increase in injury rates.PMID:34478355 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1976602 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - September 3, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Evan P Bailey J Brett Goodloe Rachel A McNeely Sophia A Traven Shane K Woolf Harris S Slone Source Type: research

Association of sports sampling and training frequency with injury among school-age athletes in Japan
CONCLUSION: Promoting sports sampling through junior high school ages and controlling the training frequency may decrease the occurrence of injuries in young athletes.PMID:34433358 | DOI:10.1080/00913847.2021.1973337 (Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online)
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - August 26, 2021 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Yasuharu Nagano Takashi Oyama Source Type: research