We bring this edition of Horizons to you with a tinge of collective sadness and loss, as the UK and commonwealth navigate their way through the period of mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Most of us will not have experienced the death of a monarch in our adult lives and, as we pause and adjust, at SEMPRIS, we have been reflecting on the many ways the Royal Family have, and do, engage with sport, and the myriad opportunities this provides.

From the Queen’s famous love of horseracing, to the inspiration of the Invictus Games and the very many sports associations and charities with a royal Patron, one does not need to be a committed royalist to appreciate the positive impact our Royal Family has on sport, from grass roots initiatives, to raising and supporting the profile of our athletes and teams on the world stage. We offer our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family, and all those mourning the loss of a truly great monarch.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


SARS-CoV-2 infection – Is cardiac involvement prevalent in highly trained athletes? A cardiac magnetic resonance study https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/10/553

Cardiovascular Disease – Reallocation of time between device-measured movement behaviours and risk of incident https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/18/1008

Chagas Disease – Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Stratification and Prevention: A Non-systematic Review of the Literature https://www.aerjournal.com/articles/sudden-cardiac-death-risk-stratification-and-prevention-chagas-disease-non-systematic

Exercise-Induced Cardiac Troponin Elevations: From Underlying Mechanisms to Clinical Relevance https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.056208


Hamstring Injury – Sprinting: a key piece of the risk management puzzle https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/08/04/bjsports-2022-105532

Morel-Lavallee Lesions – Diagnosis and practical management of these troublesome injuries! Part 2 – Management https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/05/13/morel-lavallee-lesions-diagnosis-and-practical-management-of-these-troublesome-injuries-2/

Rotator Cuff – Exercise as effective as surgery in improving quality of life, disability, and pain for large to massive tears: A systematic review & meta-analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468781222000972

Rotator Cuff Repair – Benefits of Patch Augmentation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671211071146

Tibia-Fibula Fracture – Physical preparation and return to sport of the football player: applying the ‘control-chaos continuum https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/5/1/e000639

Osteoarthritis And Pain – Prevalence of and factors associated with in retired Olympians, with comparison to the general population: part 1 – the lower limb https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/08/04/bjsports-2021-104762

Water Polo – Injuries Affecting Intercollegiate Athletes: A Descriptive Epidemiologic Study https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221110208

Traumatic Meniscal Tears – Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy vs Physical Therapy in a Young Study Population https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/06/11/arthroscopic-partial-meniscectomy-vs-physical-therapy-for-traumatic-meniscal-tears-in-a-young-study-population-what-does-a-recent-rct-show/


Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD) – Sensorimotor integration issues post injury https://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/eyes-up-sensorimotor-integration-issues-post-whiplash-associated-disorders/

Back Pain – Contribution of brain-specific genes https://journals.lww.com/painrpts/Fulltext/2022/10000/Brain_specific_genes_contribute_to_chronic_but_not.6.aspx

Women’s Football – Take-home messages from the Isokinetic 2022 Lyon conference https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/08/15/football-for-all-take-home-messages-on-the-womens-game-from-the-isokinetic-2022-lyon-conference/

Female Athlete Hormone Health 2022 – NICE guideline update https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/05/18/female-athlete-hormone-health-2022-nice-guideline-update/

Injury Prevention – Challenging gendered norms in sport and physical activity https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/05/17/challenging-gendered-norms-in-sport-and-physical-activity-implications-for-injury-prevention/

Gender Bias In Sports Medicinehttps://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/08/22/gender-bias-in-sports-medicine/

How many headers are too many? – Evolving our understanding of heading in English professional football (subscription required)  https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/08/02/bjsports-2022-105770

Concussion – Does the relative timing of return-to-activity stages influence return to sport time? https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/08/01/does-the-relative-timing-of-return-to-activity-stages-after-sports-related-concussion-influence-return-to-sport-time/

Lower Airway Dysfunction – Prevalence of in athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis by a subgroup of the IOC consensus group https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/4/213

COVID-19 Pandemic – Hosting international sporting events: lessons learnt and looking forward https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/08/19/bjsports-2022-106096

Acute and post-acute COVID-19 presentations in athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/16/941

‘What I wish I’d known then’ – Dr Mario Bizzini https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/06/30/what-i-wish-id-known-then-dr-mario-bizzini/


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Online Resource Review – Considerations for Medical Practitioners managing Female Athletes https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2021/11/21/online-resource-review-considerations-for-medical-practitioners-managing-female-athletes/

Heart Podcast – https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/sets/heart-podcast

Journal of Sports Sciences – Open Access articles https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showOpenAccess?journalCode=rjsp20

OJSM Podcast – Patch Augmentation for Rotator Cuff Repairs https://sites.libsyn.com/410582/ojsm-patch-augmentation-for-rotator-cuff-repairs


18th Annual Scientific Conference 2022 ‘Sports Medicine Challenges of the Thigh and Lower Leg’ 17th September, 2022 – 09.00-18.30 (Virtual Event) https://www.fsem.ie/asc

The Young Athlete’s Hip Symposium Thursday, 22 September 2022, Worcester College, University of Oxford and online https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/events/Oxford-Hip-2022

BIR Annual Congress 2022 22–23 September 2022, Royal College of Physicians, London https://www.mybir.org.uk/l/s/community-event?id=a173Y00000GbiXTQAZ

37th FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine 22nd – 25th September 2022, Guadalajara, Mexico https://www.fims.org/news-events/events/

International Festival of Sports, Exercise & Medicine Conference 29th September – 2nd October 2022, Pretoria https://ifsemc2022.co.za

Sport for Health Conference (Incorporating the 4th Annual Meeting of Football Is Medicine) 4th-6th October 2022, Al Multaqa, Education City, Doha, Qatar

10th EIEIM Conference Exercise is Medicine 27th-29th October 2022, Virtual https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PPp0CpDZR4Okp-WruPDG7g

MedEduCare Mental Health: From Prevention to Intervention to Reintegration – A Systematic Approach to Supporting Mental Health in Elite Athletes 18th November 2022, Royal Society of Medicine, London https://www.mededucare.com/future-programmes

National Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference 2022 Saturday, 26 November 2022, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh https://allevents.in/edinburgh/national-undergraduate-sport-and-exercise-medicine-conference-2022/200023255021947

Session 1 (AM) Transgender Athletes in Female Sport

Session 2 (PM) Culture in Sport goes Wrong: What do we do when it does? 2 December 2022, Royal Society of Medicine, London  https://www.mededucare.com/future-programmes

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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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