February 1, 2019
January 2019 Journal Review Roundup

January 2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Journal Roundup

The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Jan 2019)

  • The risk of septic arthritis is about 1% after knee injury

  • It is reported to be as high as 5.7% in pro athletes

  • In this study of professional athletes undergoing ACL reconstruction, 5 of 1632 (0.31%) who underwent primary reconstruction and 2 of 177 (1.13%) who underwent revision

  • No difference between modified jobe and docking UCL recon at 6.7 years follow up

  • These results support the biomechanical mechanism hypothesized and add confidence to the conclusion that synthetic turf surfaces have a causal impact on lower extremity injury.

  • Surgical treatment of anterior tibial stress fractures is associated with a high rate of symptom resolution and return to play in athletes,

  • The high complication rate and potential need for subsequent procedures are important considerations for surgeons and patients

British Journal of Sports Medicine (Jan 2019)

Sports Medicine (Jan 2019)

  • Doses in the range of 3–9 mg·kg−1 seem to be adequate for eliciting an ergogenic effect when administered 60 min pre-exercise

  • Not enough evidence to draw conclusions

  • Blood Flow Restriction training is effective interventional approach to stimulate muscle hypertrophy and strength gains in older populations

Sports Health Journal (Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Good review of infections in athletes

  • BFR works! Use it!

  • Good review of synthetic turf

Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (Jan 2019)

  • Prolonged duration of mTBI symptoms in patients who present to a pediatric sports-based concussion clinic is related to initial symptom severity, female sex, and LOC.

  • Good review of a rare, likely underdiagnosed cause of chest wall pain

  • The shortest time to RTS and the highest RTS rate were observed after partial meniscectomy.

  • The time to RTS was shorter, and the RTS rate was higher after meniscal repair than after MAT.

  • Concurrent procedures such as ACLR prolonged the time to RTS, but it had no effect on the RTS rate and the level of sports activity at the time of RTS.