Happy New Year!

As we say our goodbyes to legends we lost last year, sadly joined by Pele, Vialli, Jorge Ballesteros and Ken Block recently, we look forward to 2023 and the world of entertainment that athletes such as these provide through their dedication to their sports.

Whatever the team and individual successes, none would be possible without the essential support provided by sports medicine practitioners, so we’d like to take this moment to celebrate the work and dedication of our members and colleagues in caretaking the health of our sportsmen and women.

Here is a summary of some of the research and articles you may have missed last month.

If you have any suggestions for resources, studies or events for inclusion in future bulletins, please do let us know.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Conditions – Experiences of athletes in returning to play https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35496453/

Cardiovascular Disease Events – It is safe when coronary artery calcium progresses during exercising? https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/03/28/it-is-safe-when-coronary-artery-calcium-progresses-during-exercising/


ACL Rupture – Evidence of ACL healing on MRI following treatment with rehabilitation alone may be associated with better patient-reported outcomes: a secondary analysis from the KANON trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/2/91

ACL Injuries – Starting non-operative treatment: no need to be afraid of more meniscal procedures https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/12/09/starting-non-operative-treatment-in-acl-injuries-no-need-to-be-afraid-of-more-meniscal-procedures/

Hamstring Injuries – Nordic Hamstring Exercise in team training – a retrospective survey of 17 teams from the UEFA Elite Club Injury Study during the 2020–2021 season https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/8/3/e001368

Patellofemoral Pain – Associated factors in recreational road cyclists: A cross-sectional study in 59953 cyclists – SAFER XXXIII https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1466853X22001730?via%3Dihub

Distal Fibular Fractures – Restoration of anatomic parameters and syndesmotic reduction after intramedullary nailing https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/24730114221141388

Labral Tears – Hip labral reconstruction with a polyurethane scaffold: restoration of femoroacetabular contact biomechanics https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221118831

Hamstring Strain Injuries – Moving towards a triplanar view https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/12/12/moving-towards-a-triplanar-view-of-hamstring-strain-injuries/

Hamstring Avulsions – Open repair in workers’ compensation patients https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221119774

Hamstring Injuries – Now constitute 24% of all injuries in men’s professional football: the UEFA Elite Club Injury Study from 2001/02 to 2021/22 https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/11/15/bjsports-2021-105407


Sports-Related Concussion (SRC) – Assessment protocol for elite track cycling https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/8/3/e001384

Lockdown and Injury Incidence – Effect of COVID-19 lockdown on injury incidence and burden in amateur rugby union https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466853X22001717?via%3Dihub

Injury Prevention in Swiss Basketball – Context of strategies: survey of athletes, medical staff and coaches https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/8/4/e001386

Elite Athlete Mental Health – The effect of mindfulness-based interventions https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/12/02/the-effect-of-mindfulness-based-interventions-on-elite-athlete-mental-health/

COVID-19 Pandemic – Incidence and burden of illness at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 66 045 athlete days https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/1/55

Elite Female Rugby Union – Longitudinal study of six seasons of match injuries https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/11/25/bjsports-2022-105831

Long-Term Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy – Cardiopulmonary capacity and muscle strength in transgender women: a cross-sectional study https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/22/1292

World Cup 2022 – How injuries could affect the rest of the domestic and Champions League season https://theconversation.com/world-cup-2022-how-injuries-could-affect-the-rest-of-the-domestic-and-champions-league-season-193982#Echobox=1671125356

Injury Prevention in Jockeys – Consensus on a framework for video analysis: a modified Delphi study https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/8/4/e001441

Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome – Application of new criteria to a cohort exposed to repetitive head impacts https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/12/14/bjsports-2022-105819#block-system-main

Football Injuries – Does an extended Knee Control programme that aims to improve feasibility and adherence prevent injuries in football players? https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/12/16/does-an-extended-knee-control-programme-that-aims-to-improve-feasibility-and-adherence-prevent-injuries-in-football-players/

The Menstrual Cycle and Performance – Perception of menstrual cycle on performance of Australian athletes training for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/8/2/e001300


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

BMJ Podcast EP #520 – Don’t forget the long game after knee injury – OPTIKNEE consensus with Jackie Whittaker https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/dont-forget-the-long-game-after-knee-injury-optiknee-consensus-with-jackie-whittaker-ep-520

BMJ Podcast EP #492 – Achilles tendinopathy masterclass pt 1, with Dr Adam Weir and Assoc Prof Robert-Jan de Vos. https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/achilles-tendinopathy-masterclass-pt-1-with-dr-adam-weir-and-prof-robert-jan-de-vos-ep-492?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1


The Annual Isokinetic Conference: Football Medicine – the pursuit of excellence 27th-29th May 2023, Londonhttps://isokineticconference.com

FMPA Conference 2023 – 1st and 2nd June 2023Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport  https://www.fmpa.co.uk/conferences/fmpa-conference-2023/

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

We wish you a very happy and successful New Year!

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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