Welcome to our latest Horizons round-up.

The Ryder Cup may not have gone Europe’s way for our golfers, but over in India, Andy Murray could claim he had rather greater woes. We felt for him as he revealed the moment he realised he had tied his wedding ring to his tennis shoes, which had just been stolen… https://twitter.com/atptour/status/1445995070377771011?s=12

We’re very glad that he is back in the good books on the home front, as both the ring and trainers have since been recovered!

Here are some of the research and articles that caught our attention in September.


Research, Articles and Podcasts


Traumatic Shoulder Instability – Arthroscopic Bankart versus open Latarjet as a primary operative treatment: randomised controlled trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/09/21/bjsports-2021-104028

Joint Arthroscopies – A Finnish study to assess rates and secular trends of different joint arthroscopies in 2016 compared with 1997. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/18/1018

Tackle Injury Risk – How does tackling technique affect injury risk in rugby? https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/09/07/analysing-technique-to-reduce-tackle-injury-risk-in-rugby/

ACLR Rehabilitation – Lessons from non-league to the premier league: Part one https://www.fmpa.co.uk/2021/09/24/non-league-premier-league-back-using-lessons-learnt-inform-aclr-rehabilitation-case-study-part-one/


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Are young athletes returning to play too fast? A critical review https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/18/1041


Paediatric concussion – A systematic review and meta-analysis of mental health outcomes https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/18/1048

Tackle Height – Does legislation changing tackle height influence rates of concussion in Men’s rugby union? A controlled study in 126 games https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/4/220

Identifying Risk – The derivation of the Buffalo Concussion Physical Examination risk of delayed recovery (RDR) score to identify children at risk for persistent postconcussive symptoms https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/09/10/bjsports-2020-103690

Mental Health in Athletes – Host Dr. Giselle Aerni, MD is joined by Dr. Cindy Chang, MD and Dr. Margot Putukian, MD to discuss the AMSSM position statement on mental health issues and psychological factors in athletes https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/the-importance-of-mental-health-in-athletes-with-two-amssm-past-presidents-ep-483?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1


Cannabidiol UseA study of prevalence and reasons for use in male professional rugby union and league players https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/ijsnem/30/5/article-p315.xml

Respiratory Health – Is it time to take a systematic approach to athlete respiratory health?

Injuries in Functional Fitness – An updated systematic review https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/08/14/injuries-in-functional-fitness-an-updated-systematic-review-infographic/

Relative Energy Deficiency in Dancers – Can we learn lessons across all sports? https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/12/30/energy-availability-in-dancers/

Pitchside Care – Dr Andrew Shafik chats with Dr Jonny Gordon about his role in the development of pitchside immediate care and how protocols have been adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.fmpa.co.uk/2021/09/26/22169/

Resource Round-Up

Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Return To Play in Elite Sport – Nine complimentary presentations from the SSC conference. https://sscsportsmedconference.com/watch-9-keynote-talks-from-ssc/

Golf Medicine – Insights around changes due to COVID-19, the performance aspects of golf and its health benefits, and the medical issues and injuries linked to the sport. https://bjsm.bmj.com/pages/e-edition-golfmedicine/

Dates for Your Diary

7th EAPC Sports Cardiology course & CRY International Conference –The great Sports Cardiology debates, 14 & 15 October, 2021 – Online. https://www.c-r-y.org.uk/events/updates-in-sports-cardiology/

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 https://ioc-preventionconference.org/

2021 International Annual Sports Medicine Conference – Injury and Performance in Elite Sport, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November 2021 https://sscsportsmedconference.com/watch-9-keynote-talks-from-ssc/

The 18th Turkish Sports Medicine Congress, 3rd to 5th December 2021. Virtual conference.  https://twitter.com/FimsOrg/status/1445035785749729291

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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 not imply endorsement.

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