Are we nearly there yet?

With the end of restrictions tantalisingly close and yet still tempered with uncertainty, we appreciate the touches of humour from our colleagues that help us all keep a grip on our resilience.

Sometimes the simplest technical issues are the most challenging to fix When the gym just feels harder than usual, there may be external forces at play…

This thread reassures us that we all have to work on our spelling at times… And maybe we all have a soundtrack in our head?

As usual, here is our monthly round-up of articles and content that caught our eye in May. Don’t forget – if there’s an article or piece of research you think that members would be interested in, or you would like us to highlight an event or conference, please do send us the details.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Achilles Tendinopathy – Decision-making for treatment after ACL injury from an orthopaedic surgeon and patient perspective

Plantar Fasciitis – A randomised controlled, double-blind study evaluating the differences between botulinum-A, corticosteroid, and anaesthetic injection for treatment

Hip and Groin Injury Time-trend – 15-year prospective UEFA Elite club injury study

MSK Injuries in Football – Do exercise-based prevention programmes reduce non-contact musculoskeletal injuries? A systematic review and meta-analysis with 13 355 athletes and more than 1 million exposure hours


ISEH Sports Cardiorespiratory Medicine Conference – A replay of the afternoon session


SCAT5 in Professional Hockey – Use of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5 (SCAT5) part 2: which components differentiate concussed and non-concussed players?

Rugby and Player Safety – How welfare-driven law change may improve player safety with regards to concussion

Varsity Football – An exploration of intra- and inter-personal constraints for student-athletes with a sport-related concussion


Athletes and Travel – A graphical guide outlining current evidence-based recommendations.

Cardiac Involvement and Young Athletes – A multicentre observational study


Paediatric Concussion – A systematic review and meta-analysis

Elite Athletes and COVID-19 – Mental health management: a narrative review and recommendations

Student Athletes – Competing against COVID-19: have we forgotten about student-athletes’ mental health?


Golf Medicine – An overview for healthcare professionals 

Pitch-side Positioning – A game positioning model for medical teams in Rugby Union

Gender Affirming Hormones – Effect on athletic performance in transwomen and transmen: implications for sporting organisations and legislators

Corticosteroids – Be aware of the new rules

Telehealth in SEM – Here to stay? A BJSMPodcast with Dr Crystal Wong

Knee Injury – Cut-off values to interpret short-term treatment outcomes after arthroscopic meniscal surgery measured with the knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome score

Diagnostic Labelling – Five questions clinicians can ask themselves to prevent overlabelling

Resource Round-Up

Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Golf Medicine

A Beginners Guide to Musculoskeletal MRI –

Dates for Your Diary

FMPA Conference 2021 – Fri 11th June

Female Athlete Virtual Conference – 10-12th June 2021

Extreme, Expedition and Event Medicine – Thursday 1st July 2021, Royal Society of Medicine

FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine – Athens & online, 23-26th September 2021

The BOA Annual Congress – 21st-24th September 2021, Aberdeen

7th ECOSEP Congress – Sports Medicine and Science: Facts for the Future – 19-20th November 2021, Athens

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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