August 2018 - Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup
American Journal of Sports Medicine (August 2018)
Operative repair of an MPFL injury in the acute phase in skeletally immature children with a primary traumatic LPD significantly reduced the redislocation rate but
Operative repair did not improve subjective or objective knee function compared with a knee brace without repair.
The majority of the patients in both groups were satisfied with their knee function.
British Journal of Sports Medicine (August 2018)
“Foot orthoses are not superior for improving pain and function compared with sham or other conservative treatment in patients with PHP”
Sports Health Journal (August 2018)
About 3 months for all stress injuries.. “The expected time to return to full unrestricted athletic participation after diagnosis of a stress fracture is 12 to 13 weeks for all injury sites.”
Sports Medicine (August 2018)
Question: Does caffeine help endurance athletes? Short answer, yes.
“Caffeine can be used effectively as an ergogenic aid when taken in moderate doses”.
Moderate dose means 3-6 mg/kg
“Results demonstrate that the existence of a relationship between training load and injury continues to be well supported in the literature and is strongest for subjective internal training load.”