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The mission of SMR is to objectively summarize and describe the clinical relevance of research articles related to basic science, translational research, and clinical research that may be relevant to students and professionals interested in sports medicine. Furthermore, SMR aims to provide a forum for clinicians, researchers, and students in sports medicine-related fields to discuss the clinical relevance of new research.

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  • February 10, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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Reduce the Risk of Injury with a New Pair of Shoes

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A recreational runner with motion control running shoes was less likely to sustain an injury than a runner wearing standard running shoes. Runners with pronated feet may benefit the most from a motion control running shoe.... Read more »

  • February 3, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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Aiming for the STARS for Chronic Ankle Instability

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Sensory-targeted rehabilitation strategies (STARS) result in improvements in patient-reported and clinical outcomes. Certain deficits may be specifically targeted by different techniques.... Read more »

  • February 1, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 96 views

Should We Check the Checking Age in Youth Ice Hockey?

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Concussion rates in youth ice hockey are nearly 3 times higher during games compared to practice, and 12 to 14 year olds have higher incidence rates compared to 15 to 18 year olds.... Read more »

Kontos, A., Elbin, R., Sufrinko, A., Dakan, S., Bookwalter, K., Price, A., Meehan, W., & Collins, M. (2016) Incidence of Concussion in Youth Ice Hockey Players. PEDIATRICS. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-1633  

  • January 27, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 117 views

Short on Treatment Time? Try a Single-Item Patient-Rated Outcome

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Single-item patient-reported outcome measures are valid for assessing patient progress in adolescent football athletes with concussions.... Read more »

Valier, A., Welch Bacon, C., Bay, R., Houston, M., & Valovich McLeod, T. (2015) The Validity of Single-Item Patient-Rated Outcomes in Concussed Adolescent Football Athletes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.11.015  

  • January 13, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 163 views

Helmetless Tackling Promotes Better Tackling Behaviors Resulting in Less Head Impacts

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Helmetless-tackling training reduces head impacts in collegiate football players.... Read more »

  • January 11, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 168 views

Help Yourself Improve Dorsiflexion A Little More

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A dynamic self-stretching technique may improve dorsiflexion even better than traditional self-stretching due to a strap that aids in gliding the talus posteriorly relative to the distal tibia to improve arthrokinematics.... Read more »

  • January 4, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 157 views

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy may be Related to Contact Sport Participation

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was only detected in individuals with documented participation in contact sports.... Read more »

Bieniek KF, Ross OA, Cormier KA, Walton RL, Soto-Ortolaza A, Johnston AE, DeSaro P, Boylan KB, Graff-Radford NR, Wszolek ZK.... (2015) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy pathology in a neurodegenerative disorders brain bank. Acta Neuropathologica, 130(6), 877-89. PMID: 26518018  

  • December 22, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 195 views

NCAA Schools Are Not 100% Compliant with Concussion-Related Protocols

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

43% of NCAA institutions fully complied with concussion legislation for preparticipation assessments and roughly 1 in 3 institutions lacked a return-to-learn policy. Many schools need to implement a balance assessment into the preparticipation exam as well as a return-to-learn policy during concussion management.... Read more »

  • December 16, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 179 views

High-Quality Evidence Suggest Conservative Care can Equal Surgical Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Conservative treatment with early range of motion is equivalent to surgical treatments of Achilles tendon ruptures.... Read more »

Zhang, H., Tang, H., He, Q., Wei, Q., Tong, D., Wang, C., Wu, D., Wang, G., Zhang, X., Ding, W.... (2015) Surgical Versus Conservative Intervention for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture. Medicine, 94(45). DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001951  

  • December 14, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 177 views

Shoulder Pad Removal Practice! We’re Talking about Practice!

by Catherine E. Lewis and Adam B. Rosen in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Practice is necessary for efficient equipment removal in American football. Frequent training reduces removal time and motion of the spine in injured athletes.... Read more »

  • December 9, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 244 views

Attractive Treatment Option for Patients Suffering From mTBI-Related Headaches

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Three transcranial magnetic stimulation sessions within 1 week could reduce the intensity of mild traumatic brain injury-induced headaches.... Read more »

Leung A, Shukla S, Fallah A, Song D, Lin L, Golshan S, Tsai A, Jak A, Polston G, & Lee R. (2015) Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Managing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Headaches. Neuromodulation : Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. PMID: 26555886  

  • December 7, 2015
  • 04:40 AM
  • 195 views

Thick Joint Capsules Could Spell Limited Range of Motion

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Thickening of the posterior glenohumeral joint capsule is correlated with lower ranges of glenohumeral internal rotation in collegiate baseball athletes.... Read more »

  • December 3, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 229 views

Kinesiology Tape or Placebo Tape? The Effects of Tape Application on Balance Measurements in Chronic Ankle Instability Subjects

by Kati Major, Nikki Rhodes, Todd Gilmore in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Among individuals with chronic ankle instability, Kinesiology Tape did not improve balance better than a placebo taping.... Read more »

de-la-Torre-Domingo, C., Alguacil-Diego, I., Molina-Rueda, F., López-Román, A., & Fernández-Carnero, J. (2015) Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Measurements of Balance in Subjects With Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(12), 2169-2175. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.06.022  

  • December 1, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 223 views

Rotator Cuff Tears and their Linkage to Genetic Testing to Further Predict Tears

by Meredith Bland, Siaura Saville in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Variations in two genes that are associated with cellular apoptosis may help identify individuals at risk for rotator cuff injury. ... Read more »

  • November 30, 2015
  • 04:45 AM
  • 224 views

Athlete Expectation Comparison of US Athletes and European Athletes

by Darrell Thompson & Virginia Lintot in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The culture of a sport or country of origin may influence an athlete’s expectations towards sports medicine professionals during rehabilitation.... Read more »

Arvinen-Barrow M, Clement D, Hamson-Utley JJ, Kaphof C, Zakrajsek R, Lee SM, Hemmings B, Lintunen T, & Martin SB. (2015) Athletes' Expectations About Sport Injury Rehabilitation: A Cross-Cultural Study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. PMID: 26353160  

  • November 25, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 199 views

Injury Prevention Warm-Up Has Immediate Benefits

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

An injury prevention program warm-up helped immediately improve landing mechanics in a youth population without compromising performance measures. ... Read more »

  • November 24, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 166 views

Athletic Directors’ Barriers to Hiring Athletic Trainers in High Schools

by Laura McDonald in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Lack of power, budget concerns, misconceptions about the role of an athletic trainer, and rural location emerged as primary barriers to hiring an athletic trainer by an Athletic Director in the public secondary school setting.... Read more »

Mazerolle SM, Raso SR, Pagnotta KD, Stearns RL, & Casa DJ. (2015) Athletic Directors' Barriers to Hiring Athletic Trainers in High Schools. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(10), 1059-68. PMID: 26509776  

  • November 23, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 210 views

TENS to Treat Knee Pain Induced Quadriceps Inhibition?!

by Damian Pulos, Ashley Schuster in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Sensory transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help reduce knee pain and increase quadriceps function among people with knee pain.... Read more »

  • November 20, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 220 views

Injury Rates Between Female Collegiate and High School Volleyball Differ

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Differences exists between injury patterns of female collegiate and high school athletes.... Read more »

  • November 18, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 225 views

Dental Injuries Surveillance Supports Use of Properly Fitted Mouthguards

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Dental injuries were relatively rare among high school athletes but most of these injuries occurred while an athlete was not wearing a properly fitted mouthguard.... Read more »

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