While we all recover from a nail-biting England final and wait for our blood pressure to return to normal, here’s a selection of content from last month which should have less impact on our heart rate! 🩺

As returning to the office became a realistic option, our SEMPRIS team took some time to reflect on the challenges they and the members have faced over the past 16 months. Here, they offer their perspectives on this unique period.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Knee Arthroscopy – The role and place of arthroscopy: evidence for a targeted approach https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/13/707

Knee Injury – Psychological, social and contextual factors across recovery stages: a scoping review https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/54/19/1149

ACL Reconstruction – Supplementary lateral extra-articular tenodesis for residual anterolateral rotatory instability in patients undergoing single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671211002282

Achilles Tendon Rupture – Career outlook and performance of professional athletes: a systematic review https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1071100720969633

Ankle Sprain Injury – RTS decisions after an acute lateral injury: introducing the PAASS framework – an international multidisciplinary consensus https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/06/22/bjsports-2021-104087

Cartilage Lesions – Variance in management across FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence https://www.fifamedicalnetwork.com/wide-variance-in-the-management-of-cartilage-lesions-across-fifa-medical-centers-of-excellence/

Syndesmosis Injury – Outcome for suture button compared with single syndesmotic screw: five-year results of a randomized controlled trial https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/abs/10.1302/0301-620X.102B2.BJJ-2019-0692.R2?journalCode=bjj

Low Back Pain – What does the evidence support when it comes to treating athletes? A systematic review with meta-analysis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/12/656

Hand and Wrist Injuries – ISEH webinar on managing injuries in athletes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvc01n-KnJI

Lateral ‘Hip’ Pain – Don’t always blame the glutes… https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/11/17/lateral-hip-pain-dont-always-blame-the-glutes/


Male Endurance Athletes – Frequency of have undiagnosed hypertension and unstable CAD https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952639?src=WNL_ukmdpls_210608mscpedit_gen&uac=348870DT&impID=3429728&faf=1

Heart Attacks – How predictive Artificial Intelligence is being used in hospitals https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/05/artificial-intelligence-predicts-heart-will-fail/

Adolescent Soccer Players – Outcomes of cardiac screening https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1714719

Heart Block – Cause of condition which affects endurance athletes identified in study using racehorses https://theconversation.com/heart-block-cause-of-condition-which-affects-endurance-athletes-identified-in-study-using-racehorses-163340

Structural Heart Disease – How useful is the physical exam in detecting potentially serious structural heart disease? https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/04/09/do-pathologic-cardiac-murmurs-in-adolescents-identify-structural-heart-disease/


Youth Ice Hockey Players – Factors associated with clinical recovery after concussion https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671211013370

Concussion in Cycling – Harrogate consensus agreement https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666337621000263

Rugby, Concussions and Duty of Care – Impacts of litigation https://theconversation.com/rugby-concussions-and-duty-of-care-why-the-game-is-facing-scrutiny-161773


Elite Sport – Managing the mental pressures: learning from Olympic and World Champion Abhinav Bindra https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2019/10/18/managing-the-mental-pressures-of-elite-sport-learning-from-olympic-and-world-champion-abhinav-bindra/

Finding Neymar – The role of kit colour in the detection and discrimination of football kits during play https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/03010066211019370

Tokyo Olympics – Managing the health of athletes competing in high temperatures and humidity https://bjsm.bmj.com/pages/e-edition-olympicsintheheat/

Injury Prevention – How clinicians can take a gendered approach to inform more effective approaches https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/beyond-biology-a-gendered-approach-to-injury-with-joanne-parsons-and-stephanie-coen-ep-478?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

Hormone Intelligence – How applying artificial intelligence techniques to modelling female hormones can enable dancers and athletes to access hormone intelligence.https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/06/28/hormone-intelligence-for-female-dancers-athletes-and-exercisers/

Resource Round-Up

Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

FA Medical Courses  – The Boot Room https://thebootroom.thefa.com/learning/qualifications/medical-courses

Dates for Your Diary

SSPA 19th Annual Conference: Women and Sports – 19th November 2021 https://twitter.com/SportfisioSwiss/status/1368971338992541705/photo/1

And Finally…

Once again, our industry colleagues provided some lighter moments… 😁

Hands up who hasn’t failed the sartorial test at some point?

Or had a momentary lapse of identity?

Some of us were trying to work from home, as others were trying to study…

And finally, this young patient of philosophy reminds us that there is no getting away from it…

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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