Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers Find Elementary Age Children Experience More Concussions During Activities Unrelated to Sports

Researchers found that young children between the ages of 5 and 12 were more likely to experience a concussion from recreation and other non-sport activities, yet those injuries were not seen by specialists until days later compared with sports-related concussions in the same age group.

NFL chooses Case Western Reserve University medical student for immersive experience with Cleveland Browns, University Hospitals to increase diversity in sports medicine

Rachel Gardenhire, a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University, has been selected to take part in the 2024 NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative, which aims to inspire medical students from various backgrounds to consider pursuing careers in sports medicine.

Loyola Medicine Launches Pioneering Women’s Sports Medicine Program

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine proudly announces the launch of its Women’s Sports Medicine (WSM) program, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated exclusively to the health care needs of female athletes. This landmark program stands as the first of its kind in the Chicagoland area, offering a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to sports medicine for women and girls.

Media Alert: National Athletic Trainers’ Association, American College of Sports Medicine to Release Joint Statement Addressing Labor Crisis in Collegiate Athletic Trainer Workforce

Organizations Will Unveil New Statement at National Virtual Media Briefing to Ensure Best Practices in Place for Student Athletes Current Labor Crisis Led to Development of Solutions and Action Plan Wednesday, May 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET What: The National Athletic…

CHOP Researchers Find Branched Chain Amino Acid Supplementation May Aid in Concussion Recovery

In the first clinical trial of a targeted pharmacologic therapeutic for mild traumatic brain injury in pediatric patients, scientists have found preliminary evidence that adolescents and young adults with concussion who take a specific formulation of branched chain amino acid (BCAA) supplements after injury experience faster symptom reduction and return to physical activity.

James Voos, MD, Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University Hospitals and Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns, Elected NFL Physicians Society President

James Voos, MD, Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns and the Jack & Mary Herrick Distinguished Chair of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at University Hospitals (UH), was unanimously elected President of the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) at the group’s annual meeting Thursday.

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Centers Ranked Among the Best in the United States by Newsweek

Top rankings include Mount Sinai Morningside and The Mount Sinai Hospital, with stroke rehabilitation a standout program

Wake Forest Athletics Announces Enhanced Partnership with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest University School of Medicine

The top priority for everyone in Wake Forest Athletics is safety and through an innovative and enhanced partnership with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest University School of Medicine, health care for all 400-plus Demon Deacons student-athletes will be enhanced through a multitude of ways, including on-campus care from trained physicians.

UTHealth Houston student shares key takeaways from clinical rotation with Houston Texans

After a rare view inside the world of professional sports and orthopedic medicine through a clinical rotation with the Houston Texans this summer, Analisa Narro, a fourth-year student with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, brought back key lessons from the enriching experience.

Starting young girls out on some form of strength and resistance training would help prevent common sports injuries, says Director of Player Medical Services of the U.S. Open

Female athletes are not typically focusing, from a young age, on any weight, strength, and resistance training, whereas male athletes tend to lift weights their whole lives. And why is that? It’s just something that is just ingrained in us…

Medical experts available: Backpack safety, Child Eye Health & Safety Month, preventing injuries in young athletes, and National Breastfeeding Month

As you plan your health coverage for this week and next, Ochsner Health has medical experts on standby to discuss backpack safety as kids head back to school, Child Eye Health & Safety Month, preventing injuries in young athletes, and…

USA Women’s National Team Pursues Third Consecutive Championship in World Cup, Despite Some Players Sitting Out With Injuries, Experts Available To Discuss Why Women Are More Prone To ACL Injuries Especially In Soccer

Hackensack Meridian Health orthopedic experts available to discuss ACL injuries, prevention, recovery and new procedures to treat the injury that is common in female athletes including in this World Cup

CHOP Researchers Comprehensively Assess the Safety of Using Your Head in Youth Soccer

Repeatedly heading a soccer ball has been previously associated with negative long-term brain health for professional players. However, a new study found that a small number of repeated soccer headers equivalent to a throw-in did not cause immediate neurophysiological deficits for teens, suggesting that limited soccer heading exposure in youth sports may not result in irreversible harm if players are properly trained.

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Holds Grand Opening Events for Phase 2 Expansion June 9 and 10

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center is celebrating the grand opening of its Phase 2 expansion with a program and tours for lead project donors on Friday, June 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. and for the community on Saturday, June 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. UH Ahuja Phase 2 will be in full operation for patient services later in June, with the new, expanded Emergency Department opening June 5 and additional services opening June 27. The $236 million project is expected to bring more than 500 new jobs to the community. The medical center’s footprint has almost doubled in size with the addition of a 222,000 sq. ft., three-story hospital pavilion addition and 76,200 sq. ft. UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute.

Injury Prevention Tips from UC San Diego Health Experts during National Basketball Tournament

While many are tuning in to watch the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament this weekend, cheering on their favorite team to win, accepting an unexpected loss or even inspired to hit the basketball court themselves, experts from UC San…

Dr. Bill Roberts Named ACSM Chief Medical Officer

The American College of Sports Medicine® (ACSM) has named William Roberts, M.D., FACSM, as the organization’s new chief medical officer. The move was announced by ACSM Chief Executive Officer Kristin Belleson. “Bill is an excellent choice for this critical role and was selected from a deep and impressive pool of candidates,” Belleson said.

Saliva, Genomic Analysis Used to Identify Promising Biomarkers for Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms in Children

In a study published in Frontiers in Public Health, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have demonstrated a method by which increased risk of persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS) in children with concussion can be identified. This could allow families and their care teams to better assess recovery time of children with concussion.

Transformational Support from Michael and Grace Drusinsky will Benefit Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Care at University Hospitals

Announcement of transformational support from Cleveland community leaders Michael and Grace Drusinsky will benefit advanced orthopedic and sports medicine care at University Hospitals. In recognition, the system has renamed its nationally recognized sports medicine program in their honor: UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute.

Sports Medicine Physician Available to Comment on Concussion Following Tua Tagovailoa’s Injury

Following last night’s concussion of Miami Dolphins football star Tua Tagovailoa, one sports medicine physician is reminding sports fans and athletes alike about the dangers of head injuries.  “Watching the frightening moment when Tua Tagovailoa was violently tackled and landed…

Chief medical officer of US Open available re: Serena’s retirement, player longevity & how elite players can ensure physical/emotional/mental fitness

With Serena Williams’ upcoming retirement from tennis following the US Open, the Chief Medical Officer of the US Open, Dr. Alexis Colvin – who is also an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at Mount Sinai Health System – is available for…

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair With and Without Acromioplasty in the Treatment of Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Long Term Follow-Up of a Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Trial

Long-term follow-up of patients with shoulder pain who received rotator cuff repair with or without acromioplasty found little difference between the two groups of patients 11 years after surgery, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting.

The Effect of Prescribing Patterns on Utilization of Opioid Medication in ACL Reconstruction: A Randomized, Prospective Trial

Prescribing smaller quantities of opioid medication appears to be as effective in controlling postoperative pain after knee surgery as higher quantities and may help to limit the number of opioids prescribed and possible diversion of unused prescription opioid medication, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting.

Early in their careers, sports medicine surgeons perform many non-sports medicine procedures

As they get started in their careers, orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty training in sports medicine spend much of their time performing other types of orthopaedic procedures, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

AOSSM Journals Receive Highest Impact Factors in Organization’s History

Scientific journal Impact Factors were just released this week by Clarivate and all three AOSSM Medical Publishing Group (MPG) journals achieved their highest rankings in the organization’s publication history. The Impact Factor (IF) is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. It is used to measure the importance or rank of a journal by calculating the times its articles are cited.

Orthopaedic Experts Available to Comment on the Olympic Winter Games – Training, Injury Prevention & More!

In training for and performing in the sports competitions of the Olympic Games, athletes can endure a variety of injuries that can lead to the development of chronic musculoskeletal issues. With the Olympic Winter Games upon us (February 4-20, 2022), the American Academy…

Orthopaedic surgeons available to speak about cartilage restoration of the knee in high-level athletes; factors that influence return to play

ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 28, 2021)—Articular cartilage injuries of the knee are being observed with increasing frequency in athletes, causing significant debilitation that threatens the ability to participate in sports. What’s more, these injuries have proven to be difficult to treat given the…

What Factors Put Runners at Risk for Exertional Heat Stroke During a Marathon?

Exertional heat stroke (EHS) can develop in participants at running events. A runner with EHS overheats beyond their capacity to cool and can suffer organ damage, and even death, if not rapidly cooled. Understanding the factors that may lead to…

Returning to School Sports Runs Low Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Say Loyola Medicine Experts

As students head back to school this fall, sports medicine physicians with Loyola Medicine say the risk of COVID-19 exposure among student athletes is low. As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., Nathaniel Jones, MD, a sports medicine physician for Loyola Medicine, emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated.