5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport Part 1: Consensus Statement, tools and 4 systematic reviews
While being a fairly recent addition to the diagnostic options for hip pain, cam impingement has quickly become a well-recognized cause of hip pain that might eventually lead to osteoarthritis of the hip. Cam impingement is most commonly seen in young, active male patients, but when does this deformity occur? At birth? During growth?
Elite footballers' "abuse" of legal painkillers risks their health and could "potentially" have life-threatening implications, says Fifa's former chief medical officer.
The athlete who suffers an torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) will in all likelihood be advised to have ligament reconstruction surgery. The majority of ACL reconstruction surgeries will successfully restore the knee’s stability, but post-surgical outcomes remain quite variable. Less than half of athletes who have the operation will be able to return to their sport within the first year after surgery (despite some widely praised athletes who return within only a few months after surgery).
Doing an injury surveillance study may begin with simply counting the number of injuries (that, ideally, meets the most widely adopted definition of injury set forth by Fuller, et al., in Brit J Sports Med 2006; 40:193-201). But that just gives the frequency of injury during some defined time period.
Coaching books are full of suggested activities to improve skill, fitness, team tactics, and more. When a coach is planning a training session, training choices need to fit in with the yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily training plan especially as the activity relates to training intensity. Unfortunately, most descriptions of training activities fail to offer any statements on the quantified intensity forcing the coach to make a purely subjective decision about any task’s intensity; something coaches probably are poorly equipped to do.
Football physicians realize that a hamstring strain has climbed to the top of the injury rankings in professional football. These same physicians also know that the time lost to this injury is proportional to the amount of tissue damaged so MRI is a common method to confirm the diagnosis and make an estimate on the possible time when a player can return to training and competition.
A key goal of FIFA and F-MARC is prevention of sudden cardiac death during football. Despite the high visibility of these tragic events and pressure from sporting and medical bodies to mandate full cardiovascular screening prior to participation, players are still dying on the field. FIFA requires all participates in events they sponsor to have had a complete cardiovascular evaluation prior to the even. One of the required tests is the simple resting electrocardiogram. Part of the problem is that clinical norms are based on a largely non-athletic, and racially homogenous, population.