As we launched into a new year, January saw the usual frenzy of transfer deadline day, Djokovic showing his class again in the Australian Open, a likely reprieve for beleaguered rugby union clubs Wasps and Worcester warriors, and a return to play for Tiger Woods after his battle with plantar fasciitis.

Meanwhile, 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


Preparticipation Screening – Does it cause psychological distress in athletes?


ACL Rupture – Healing of anterior cruciate ligament rupture as seen on MRI is associated with better patient-reported outcomes

Achilles Tendon Rupture – Video analysis in male professional football (soccer) players:  injury mechanisms, patterns and biomechanics

IA System Cell Injections – Intra-articular injection of mesenchymal stem cells after high tibial osteotomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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

Hamstring Injury Risk Factors – Medical expert experience and conclusions from 15 European Champions League clubs


Female RU – Longitudinal study of six seasons of match injuries in elite female rugby union

Female Athlete Health – A cross-sectional study exploring retired elite female athletes’ health

Low Back Pain – Incidence, prevalence and risk factors in adolescent athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Foam Rolling – acute effects on myofascial tissue stiffness and muscle strength: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Football-specific extension of the IOC consensus statement: methods for recording and reporting of epidemiological data on injury and illness in sport 2020

Karate After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Shoulder Injuries – Diagnosis, prevention and treatment in sport: grading the evidence – a statement paper commissioned by the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy (DSSF)

COVID-19 – Relationship between physical exercise and SARS-CoV-2: systematic review

Orthobiologics – Tiered approach to considering orthobiologics for patients with musculoskeletal conditions

Hip Microinstability – Diagnosis and management: a systematic review

What Does Neurocognition Have To Do With ACL Injuries?

Knee Osteoarthritis – High- Versus Low-Dose Exercise Therapy: A Randomised Controlled Multicentre Trial

Achilles Tendinopathy – Differences in Recovery of Tendon Health Explained by Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy Subgroups: A 6-Month Follow-up

American Football – Do former professional American-style football players experience early ageing?


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

FMPA Mental Health Helpline for Members

BASEM Funding – Opportunity for a member to carry out research under the theme of “The Role of Sport in Health”.

Hip Joint Imaging – Findings in football players and their relevance in injury management EP#514

ACL Myth Busting Part 1 with Prof Jackie Whittaker and Dr Stephanie Filbay EP# 521

ACL Myth Busting Part 2 with Prof Jackie Whittaker and Dr Stephanie Filbay. EP #522

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in MSK Medicine with Dr. Adam Tenforde EP #516

Infographic. Oxford consensus on primary cam morphology and femoroacetabular impingement syndrome—natural history of primary cam morphology to inform clinical practice and research priorities on conditions affecting the young person’s hip

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Podcast


La Trobe University Melbourne: What’s new in ACL Rehab? – Clinical Symposium Friday 3rd March, in-person and online

BASEM 2023 AGM & Members Evening Tuesday 28 March 2023, 5pm to 9pm – Doncaster Racecourse and online

The Annual Isokinetic Conference: Football Medicine – The Pursuit of Excellence 27th-29th May 2023, London

FMPA Conference 2023 – 1st and 2nd June 2023Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport

European College of Sport Science Congress 2023  – 4-7 July 2023, Palais des Congrès de Paris

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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