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  • Fewer injuries in girls' soccer and basketball when high schools have athletic trainers

    Source - Medical Xpress



    Availability of a full-time certified athletic trainer in high school reduces overall and recurrent injury rates in girls who play on the soccer or basketball team, according to a study published in Injury Epidemiology. Schools with athletic trainers were also better at identifying athletes with concussion. This is the first study to compare injury rates in schools that have an athletic trainer with those that do not.

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  • Sports safety: it's not just child's play

    Source - Medical Xpress



    Playing sports offers plenty of fitness and other developmental benefits for kids, but injuries are common. Every year, more than 2.6 million U.S. children aged 19 and under are treated in the ER for sports- and recreation-related injuries.

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  • Researchers determine the rate of return to sport after shoulder surgery

    Source - Medical Xpress



    Athletes with shoulder instability injuries often undergo shoulder stabilization surgery to return to sport (RTS) and perform at their preinjury activity level. Returning to sports in a timely fashion and being able to perform at a high level are priorities for these athletes undergoing surgery.

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  • Young athletes with shoulder instability might benefit from arthroscopy

    Source - Medical Xpress


    Young athletes with shoulder instability are considered to be a high-risk group of patients following arthroscopic shoulder stabilization given the high recurrence rates and lower rates of return to sport, which have been reported in the literature. However, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego outcomes may be improved by proper patient selection and reserving arthroscopic stabilization for athletes with fewer incidents of pre-operative instability.

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  • Are fast-pitch softball pitchers overdoing it?

    Source - Medical Xpress


    Studying pitchers in highly competitive softball leagues, Smith, associate professor of orthopedics, and his colleagues found that 40 percent had some type of shoulder or arm injury during the season. And when the researchers looked more closely, they found that part of the reason may be that softball pitchers frequently pitch several games in succession, particularly during tournaments.

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  • For high school baseball pitchers, extra throws on game day add up but go uncounted

    Source - Science Daily


    For high school baseball pitchers, limiting throws during a game helps to prevent fatigue and injuries. But nearly half the number of pitches -- ones thrown during warm-ups and in the bullpen -- are typically not counted, adding significantly to a pitcher's risk of injury, new findings show.

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  • Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

    Source - Health Day


    Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say.

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  • Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

    Source - Health Day


    Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say.

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  • Youth sport superspecialization: A path to injuries, burnout

    Source - Healio


    Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at earlier ages with the belief that more hours focused on one sport will result in them becoming a better athlete. However, research has shown this may not be the case and putting more hours into a sport at a young age may have such consequences as burnout and overuse injuries.

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  • When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

    Source - US News


    Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for
    return to sport or active living.

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