For what often feels like the longest month of the year, January seemed to go extremely fast. Maybe it was the flurry of activity around transfers, but suddenly, we now find ourselves in the shortest month!

Here are some of the research and articles that caught our attention at the start of this new year.

We hope you find them interesting – do let us know your feedback, and any suggestions you have for resources, studies or events for inclusion in future bulletins.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Hamstring Strain – mechanisms of acute injuries in professional male rugby union: a systematic visual video analysis.

Cam Morphology – the association with MRI-defined cartilage defects and labral tears: a case–control study of young adult football players with and without hip and groin pain.

Orthobiologics And Regenerative Therapies – Practical considerations and tips for clinicians


Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Sports-related evolution of incidence, management, and outcomes over time.

ECG – Electrocardiographic and echocardiographic insights from a prospective registry of Asian elite athletes.

MRI Post SARS-CoV-2 – When to consider cardiac MRI in the evaluation of the competitive athlete after infection.


Mortality In Combat Sports – ARP study of head injury-related mortality.

Sideline Concussion Evaluation – Diagnostic accuracy and reliability a prospective, case-controlled comparative study in college athletes.


Archbishop Desmond Tutu – What the sport and exercise medicine community can learn from his life.

Respiratory Health – A call to action for a more systematic approach.

Foam Rolling – Comparison of the acute effects of high and low vibration frequencies on eccentrically damaged muscle.

Player Medical Information – Guidance for communicating with the media.


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Achilles Tendinopathy – Podcastmasterclass pt 1: Guidelines, risk factors, diagnosis and imaging.

Achilles Tendinopathy – Podcastmasterclass pt 2: Treatment, surgery, prognosis and prevention.


BIR Scottish Branch: Acute and Emergency Imaging Education Day – 11th March 2022, Glasgow

BASEM Annual Conference – 26th – 27th May 2022, Grand Hotel, Brighton

International Festival of Sports, Exercise & Medicine Conference 29th September – 2nd October 2022, Pretoria


Even in deepest, darkest January, there was humour to be found. But clearly, the digital age is not helping with an old-school problem  😁

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 not imply endorsement.

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