February was a month of shared sadness, as thousands lost their lives in the earthquakes that tragically devastated parts of Turkey and neighbouring Syria, including Ghana international and Premier League player Christian Atsu. Our thoughts are with all those affected.

Some of life’s challenges are, fortunately, of a much more joyous nature – in this guide, we explain how SEMPRIS can support you if you need to take maternity, paternity or adoption leave.

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


Congenital Heart Disease – Prognostic implications of atrial fibrillation in adults with Ebstein anomaly https://heart.bmj.com/content/109/6/442


BMLs in Knee MRI – Bone marrow lesions in the knee are associated with meniscal lesions and cartilage pathologies according to the six-letter system https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-022-07089-x

AI – Advancements in artificial intelligence for foot and ankle surgery: a systematic review https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/24730114221151079

Soft Tissue Imaging – Tendon appearance at imaging may be altered, but it may not indicate pathology https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-023-07339-6


ACL – Hamstrings fatigue does not improve quadriceps function in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1466853X23000263?via%3Dihub

ACL – Aspetar clinical practice guideline on rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Consensus statement https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/02/20/bjsports-2022-106158

Shoulder Injuries – Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common shoulder injuries in sport: grading the evidence – a statement paper commissioned by the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy (DSSF) https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/02/07/bjsports-2022-105674

Shoulder Pain – Does the addition of motor control or strengthening exercises to education result in better outcomes for rotator cuff-related shoulder pain? A multiarm randomised controlled trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/02/16/bjsports-2021-105027

Foot and Ankle – Radiofrequency plantar fascia coblation with and without gastrocnemius recession in the management of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/10711007221091807

Takakura 3B Ankle Osteoarthritis – Supramalleolar osteotomy vs arthrodesis for treatment https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/10711007221099183

Achilles Tendon Rupture – Endoscopic-assisted locking block modified Krackow technique combined with a V-Y flap https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-022-07167-0

Achilles Tendon Ruptures – Outcomes of percutaneous achilles repair compared with endoscopic flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/10711007221096674

RTS – Return to sport following low-risk and high-risk bone stress injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/01/24/bjsports-2022-106328

Elbows – Complications of Arthroscopic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221137863


Multiple Concussions – Three or more add up to long-term cognitive problems, study suggestshttps://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jan/31/three-or-more-concussions-add-up-to-long-term-cognitive-problems-study-suggests

Concussion – Epidemiology in the National Football League, 2015-2019 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/19417381211011446

Lower Extremity Injuries – Risk factors of in youth athletes https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/1/e001493

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament – Predictors of graft failure after primary medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221138854

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

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies – CD19-targeted CAR T cells in refractory antisynthetase syndrome  https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(23)00023-5/fulltext?hss_channel=tw-27013292

RED-S  – Identifying relative energy deficiency in sport in runners https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/02/13/identifying-relative-energy-deficiency-in-sport-red-s-in-runners/

AI and Manuscript Generation – The potential future of ChatGPT and AI in Sports & Exercise https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/1/e001568?rss=1


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Cardiac Imaging – Anatomy of the lower thoracic and the abdominal aorta seen on an MRI https://pic.twitter.com/bHWAf8sC8J

BMJ Podcast – What’s new in heart failure? An update from Professor Carolyn Lam https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/whats-new-in-heart-failure-an-update-from-professor-carolyn-lam?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/heart-podcast

Heart BMJ Podcast – Diagnosis, Risk Stratification and Management of Myocarditis with Dr Bettina Heidecker https://t.co/fJw6yk9vWT

Radcliffe Cardiology – ICR3 Journal open access articles https://www.icrjournal.com/editions/icr3-volume-18-2023

BMJ Podcast – Concussion through my eyes, Dr Richard Weiler on blind football and concussion. ep #525 https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/bjsm-concussion-through-my-eyes-with-dr-richard-weiler-20-feb-2023?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

The Athletic Football Podcast – Bobby ’90… the podcast series. https://podfollow.com/1488521834/episode/6eb5c50f7bb16a98564290a23fd9d6ff340ad97c/view

BIR Publications are offering completely FREE access to one article every week for #FreeAccessFriday https://t.co/nRLAsmTU75

The Radiologist– YouTube resourceshttps://www.youtube.com/@theradiologistpage


La Trobe University Melbourne: What’s new in ACL Rehab? – Clinical Symposium Friday 3rd March, in-person and online https://semrc.blogs.latrobe.edu.au/events/acl-clinical-symposium/

BASEM 2023 AGM & Members Evening Tuesday 28 March 2023, 5pm to 9pm – Doncaster Racecourse and online https://basem.co.uk/basem-2023-agm/

Ipci 2023 –  Image Guidance Techniques In Interventional Cardiology, 13-14 April, Rotterdam and online https://ipcimeeting.com/register-for-ipci23?_ma=2685&_muu=9429ee82-fa75-4e13-85a3-6ddbd2f3f5a5&_ms=586&_ml=2275

Orthopaedic Research UK London Shoulder Meeting 19—20 May 2023, RSM London

ESC World congress on Acute Heart Failure 20-23 May, Prague and online https://esc365.escardio.org/Heart-Failure

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/

European College of Sport Science Congress 2023  – 4-7 July 2023, Palais des Congrès de Paris https://sport-science.org/index.php/congress/ecss-paris-2023

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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