Welcome to our monthly round-up of articles and content that caught our eye in April. As always, a little humour never goes amiss, and here are a few tweets that made us smile:

From cross-purpose communication https://twitter.com/LadyInterlocks/status/1379402257981181952?s=20 to the interesting issue of coding of patients  https://twitter.com/Phil_Bessant/status/1382334901844905990

And when you think you’ve seen that scan somewhere before… https://twitter.com/Retlouping/status/1382343686411808772

Don’t forget – if you would like us to highlight an event or conference, or there’s an article or piece of research you think that members would be interested in, please do send us the details.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Low Back Pain – Systematic review of treatment effectiveness for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific incidences https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/12/bjsports-2020-103596

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome – Improvements after arthroscopic treatment in High-level Ice Hockey players: 2-Year Outcomes by Player Position https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2325967120981687

Hamstrings – A 4-year study of hamstring injury outcomes in elite track and field using the British Athletics rehabilitation approach https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/14/bjsports-2020-103791?rss=1

ACL Injury Post Reconstruction – An updated longitudinal analysis from 118 professional footballers players in the UEFA elite club injury study https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/11/bjsports-2020-103555

Achilles Tendinopathy – Efficacy of heel lifts versus calf muscle eccentric exercise: a randomised trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/9/486

Patellar Tendinopathy – effect of autologous expanded bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells or leukocyte-poor platelet-rich plasma: preliminary outcomes https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0363546521998725

Plantar Heel Pain Management – a best-practice guide informed by a systematic review, expert clinical reasoning and patient values https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/03/30/bjsports-2019-101970

Hop Performance – Contributions of the hip, knee, and ankle in single-leg vertical and horizontal hop tests https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1941738120976363


Cricket – Evaluation of CogSport for acute concussion diagnosis https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/7/2/e001061

Para Sport – The first position statement of the Concussion in Para Sport (CIPS) Group https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/08/bjsports-2020-103696


Professional Jockeys – Mental health difficulties: a narrative review https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/7/2/e001078

Elite Cricket – Batting against negative mental health impacts https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/01/17/bjsports-2020-103319

Dementia – Discussion: is the call to reduce heading exposure in professional football to prevent dementia evidence-based? https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/7/2/e001076


Youth Runners – Consensus statement: minimising risk of injury and illness

Nutrition in Elite Football – UEFA expert group statement and current evidence to inform practical recommendations and guide future research https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/8/416

Endurance Athletes – Autonomic and perceptual responses to induction of a ketogenic diet: a randomized, crossover trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33873154/

Caffeine and Exercise Performance – International society of sports nutrition position stand https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12970-020-00383-4.pdf

Vitamin D Deficiency – Five-year surveillance of Vitamin D Levels in NCAA division one football players: risk factors for failed supplementation https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2325967120975100

Injury Incidence – Does it change across the menstrual cycle? https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/04/05/does-injury-incidence-really-change-across-the-menstrual-cycle-highlighting-a-recent-key-study/

Resource Round-Up

Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Haptic Virtual Reality in Healthcare – A Smarter Healthcare podcast https://www.smarthcpodcast.com/episodes/e16-richard-vincent

Moving Medicine – A resource to help healthcare professionals integrate physical activity conversations into routine clinical care https://movingmedicine.ac.uk/

Dates for Your Diary

RSM Musculoskeletal Examination Masterclass  – 27th May, Virtual https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/sport-and-exercise-medicine/2020-21/spp50/

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

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

Female Athlete Virtual Conference – 10-12th June 2021 https://www.femaleathleteconference.com/

FIMS WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS MEDICINE – Athens & online , 23-26th September 2021 https://www.fims2020.com/

7th ECOSEP CONGRESS – Sports Medicine and Science: Facts for the Future – 19-20th November 2021, Athens   http://www.ecosep21.com/

SSPA 19th Annual Conference: Women and Sports – 19th November 2021

Do let us know your feedback, and any suggestions you have for websites, apps or networks for inclusion in future bulletins.

DISCLAIMER: Horizons is intended as a helpful round-up for members of potentially interesting articles/opinions that have been shared online. SEMPRIS are not qualified to make/infer any clinical judgements, and the inclusion of content, events and resources does imply endorsement.

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