100+ Sports Medicine Research Advances Presented Next Week in New Orleans

Released: 27-Mar-2014 7:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
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Newswise — Sports medicine physician members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) will be revealing cutting-edge research in the field of sports medicine next week at the 2014 AMSSM Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La. Key research will address overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports, post-concussion syndrome, cardiac screening, obesity and other challenges facing sports medicine today.

Who: More than 1,400 sports medicine physicians from the United States and abroad

What: 23rd AMSSM Annual Meeting convened by AMSSM, the largest primary care sports medicine physician organization in the nation

When:Saturday, April 5 – Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Where: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113

New Sports Medicine Research Revealed
Among the 111 research abstracts to be presented by members at the meeting are the following:

• Corrected Error Video vs PT-Instructed home Exercise Program: Accuracy of Performing Therapeutic Exercises
• Study Shows Brand/Type of Helmet and Mouthguard May Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players
• Does Body Mass Index (BMI) Predict Lower Extremity Injury Risk?
• Effectiveness of Cardiac Screening Inclusive of ECG in Young Athletes
• ECG Screening During the Pre-participation Examination Does Not Cause Undue Anxiety in Competitive Athletes
• The Seattle ECG Criteria for Abnormal Q Waves is Not Associated with Findings of Cardiomyopathy on Limited Echocardiography

NOTE TO MEDIA: Media interested in being credentialed for the 2014 AMSSM Annual Meeting must contact Jessica Torres-Sosa at jtorres@amssm.org. Media guidelines can be found here: http://www.amssm.org/Content/pdf%20files/MediaRoom_Guidelines.pdf

About the AMSSM: AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of 2,500 sports medicine physicians dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. AMSSM includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine and serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with Olympic teams. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. www.amssm.org

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