While Spring decides whether it’s actually here or not, the news has still provided some opportunities for medical humour to distract us.

From weary radiologist (insert medical role of your choice!) https://twitter.com/radiologistpage/status/1374303126916898816 to cardiologist with a solution for transport logistics https://twitter.com/HolgerNef/status/1376563599179714560.

Meanwhile, Mike Tindall is enjoying the company of a brand new golf and rugby fan 👶https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wex1v63AgRU

Research, Articles and Podcasts


ACL Reconstruction Rehab – A systematic review and meta-analysis of intensive supervised versus less supervised versus less supervised rehabilitation https://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(21)00055-4/fulltext

ACL Injury and Gender – A review of gender as an influencer in the dialogue surrounding ACL injuries.  https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/03/09/bjsports-2020-103173

ACL Rupture and Genetics – Research to determine the lifetime genetic risk for anterior cruciate ligament rupture https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/7/385

ACL Reconstruction and Running – A study to examine the relationships between time from surgery, isokinetic measures of knee extension/flexion strength, and running gait related variables in the early phases of rehabilitation after ACLR https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466853X21000559?dgcid=author

Return to Sport After Graft – Outcomes for athletes who have undergone large single-surface, multisurface, or bipolar shell OCA transplantation in the knee https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2325967120967928

Low Back Pain – Consensus statement for preventing and managing low back pain in elite and sub-elite adult rowers https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/03/11/bjsports-2020-103385

Patellofemoral Pain – A living systematic review with network meta-analysis of comparative effectiveness of treatments https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/7/369?rss=1

Ankle Fracture – Comparison of outcomes according to suture location in rotational ankle fracture repair https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1071100720952053


Coronary Stress – The heart of the ageing endurance athlete: Role of chronic coronary stress https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab095/6179516

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Are we moving too fast when it comes to return to play? A critical review https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/01/20/bjsports-2020-102921


SARS-CoV-2 Transmission – Do players become infected after participating with SARS-CoV-2 positive players during rugby league matches? https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/02/10/bjsports-2020-103714

Covid Risk and Contact Sports – A multi-sport COVID-19 risk exposure framework shaping policy and practice in the UK https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/03/22/how-can-we-identify-increased-risk-contacts-in-sport-the-multi-sport-covid-19-risk-exposure-framework/

Respiratory Illness – Cross-sectional study finds symptom cluster is associated with prolonged return-to-play in symptomatic athletes with acute respiratory illness https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/03/21/bjsports-2020-103782


Covid and Mental Health – The importance of mental health screening in the face of a drastic increase in mental health symptoms within football https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExlC9TIW8AYJLMP?format=jpg&name=large

Rugby – Using rugby as a vehicle to tackle the stigma around mental health https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/03/13/really/


Respiratory Health  – Is it time to take a systematic approach to athlete respiratory health? https://twitter.com/BJSM_BMJ/status/1376414012292923392

Concussion – Saliva test trial brings pitchside diagnosis a step closer https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/56494264

Saliva Test and Concussion – The research https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/02/09/bjsports-2020-103274

Olympic Heat – Considerations for preventing exertional heat stroke (EHS) in athletes https://bjsm.bmj.com/pages/e-edition-olympicsintheheat/

Return to Play – Are injury recurrences due to a return to sport prior to adequate biological healing? https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/are-we-allowing-injured-athletes-enough-rest-biological-healing-with-erik-witvrouw-episode-439?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

Social Support and Recovery – Why do we need to embrace non-physical factors in the treatment of sports-related injury? Some important insights and recommendations are shared in this podcast https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/taking-the-social-and-contextual-seriously-in-sports-medicine-with-linda-truong-ep-469?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

Dates for Your Diary

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting – Virtual Meeting, April 13-18, 2021  https://annualmeeting.amssm.org/researchsummit.php

ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021 – Thursday, 15 April – Saturday, 17 April 2021 https://www.escardio.org/Congresses-&-Events/Preventive-Cardiology

Learn to Assess and Manage Concussion, ACSEP – Interactive seminar, March -June 2021 https://mailchi.mp/acsep.org.au/concussion-webinar-registration

The ACL ongoing dilemmas 18th April XXIX Isokinetic Medical Group Conference: Football Medicine THE PLAYERS’ VOICES – 17th, 18th, 19th of April 2021, Lyon, France https://www.footballmedicinestrategies.com/

ISEH Sports Cardiorespiratory Medicine Conference – Thursday 6th May 2021, 9.00 – 16.05 BST https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iseh-sports-cardiorespiratory-medicine-conference-tickets-144239467129

BASEM Spring Conference 2021 – Hip and Groin Vision Day – May 28th 2021 https://www.econgress.gr/future-econgress/basemspring2021

FMPA Conference 2021 – Fri 11th June https://fmpa.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=406c5e7092024cfe0a888aa28&id=adf3309916

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