Tag: sports medicine

Most Orthopedic Joint Surgery Lacks Scientific Justification

A meta-analysis of the 10 most common orthopedic procedures shows that most lack firm scientific support, according to British researchers. In some cases, they are...

She’s Not Just an Olympian. She’s a Mom

While thousands of athletes are now competing in the COVID-19-challenged Tokyo Olympics, about a dozen representing Team USA have another distinction: They’re moms. From U.S....

83% of US Athletes at Tokyo Games Fully Vaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Eighty-three percent of U.S. Olympians at the Summer Games in Tokyo...

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

On the field of play, Olympic athletes appear to be superhuman ― stronger, faster, and fitter than the rest of us ― and in picture-perfect...

Rupture Risk Calculator Guides Management

An autograft risk calculator based on patient traits accurately predicted the odds of graft rupture in young, active individuals who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions...

AAP Updates Guidance for Return to Sports and Physical Activities

As pandemic restrictions ease and young athletes once again take to fields, courts, tracks, and rinks, doctors are sharing ways to help them get back...

Aerobic Training Boosts the Power of Antihypertensive Drugs

Aerobic exercise augments the blood pressure-lowering effect of antihypertensive medication in hypertensive individuals with metabolic syndrome. In a small study, these patients experienced a greater...

A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor may be a useful biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its severity, new research suggests. “Reliable detection of...

Post-COVID Cardiac Involvement Rare in College Athletes

Young athletes are unlikely to experience ongoing heart problems post–COVID-19 infection. In a multicenter study conducted during September-December 2020, only 0.7% of 3,018 collegiate athletes...

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the...

Incidence of Cardiac Pathology Post-COVID in Pro Athletes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Routine return-to-play (RTP) cardiac screening of professional athletes with previous COVID-19...

FDA Approves Implant as Alternative to ACL Reconstruction

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing authorization for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) implant, intended as an alternative to surgical reconstruction after...

New Reports Guide Return to Play in Athletes With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Increasingly, clinicians are being called upon to advise athletes who have...

New Return-to-Play Recommendations for Athletes With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The latest recommendations from sports cardiologists on getting athletes with COVID-19...

Another Study Suggests Lasting COVID-19 Impact on Heart

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to examine...

European Sports Cardiology Guidelines Break New Ground

New guidelines on sports cardiology from the European Society of Cardiology break fresh ground by green-lighting participation in vigorous competitive sports by selected patients with...

Concussion Blood Biomarkers Predict Athletes’ Return to Play

Two plasma biomarkers were notably associated with when athletes return to action after concussions, according to a new study of collegiate athletes and recovery time....

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion

Young people with certain learning disorders, such as attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and dyslexia, can perform worse on commonly used concussion tests, a new study...

Cumulative Brain Damage in Athletes Can Occur Without Concussion

Even athletes who don’t experience concussion but suffer repeated jolts or falls inherent in contact sports can experience subtle and cumulative brain changes, new imaging...

COVID-19 Ruins Korean Med Graduate’s US Plans

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 16, 2020 — I didn’t stumble into medicine; I ran into it. After my...