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Success at the High School, Collegiate and Professional Levels Not Necessarily Related to Early Sports Specialization, Say Researchers

Specializing in one sport early in a child’s athletic career is often touted as a way to gain that elusive college scholarship or even go on to the pros. However, researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports...
18-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sports Specialization May Lead to More Lower Extremity Injuries

Better education to coaches and parents about the effects of single sport specialization is critical, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.
18-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients with Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears May Have Surgical Option, New Research Shows

The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients with irreparable rotator cuff repairs the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work, as presented in research today at the...
18-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients Taking Opioids Prior to ACL Surgery More Likely to Be on Pain Medications Longer

More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. However, researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic...
18-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Outreach Athletic Trainers Have a Positive Economic Impact on Sports Coverage for Health Systems and Patients, Say Researchers

The cost-effectiveness of certified outreach athletic trainers (ATC) as a type of physician extender in an orthopaedic provider and/or hospital system setting has many benefits, both financially and with patient care, say researchers presenting...
18-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Assessing Concussion Symptom Presentation May Provide Insight into Rise in Rates

How physicians and athletic trainers assess symptoms may give insight into why concussion rates are on the rise, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting today in Toronto,...
18-Jul-2017 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Different Surgical Approaches Offer Patients Improved Quality of Life after ACL Reconstruction

The most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports...
18-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients Can Expect to Stay Active, Enjoy High Quality of Life 10 Years After ACL Surgery

In the first prospective ACL reconstruction cohort with over 80% follow-up at 10 years, researchers from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network (MOON) demonstrated that patients could perform sports-related functions and maintain a high...
18-Jul-2017 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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