We hope you enjoyed the Easter break! While March teased us with glimpses of Spring, we were reminded that the weather can pose its own challenges to outdoor sports.

Undeterred, the six nations rugby brought both thrills and heartache, and the F1 season hit the tarmac with news that F1 bosses are going to redesign the 2024 race calendar in order to reduce the number of long-haul flights needed.

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


Cardiac Rehabilitation – National survey of Australian cardiac rehabilitation programmes: does current exercise programming adhere to evidence-based guidelines and best practice? https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/1/e001468?rss=1

Sex Differences – Type A acute aortic dissection: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://academic.oup.com/eurjpc/advance-article/doi/10.1093/eurjpc/zwad009/6984556

Cardiometabolic Markers – Comparative effectiveness of playing golf to Nordic walking and walking on acute physiological effects on cardiometabolic markers in healthy older adults: a randomised cross-over study https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/1/e001474?rss=1


Bone Tumours and Lesions – Worrisome and incidental signs on knee radiographs in clinical practice https://appliedradiology.com/Articles/worrisome-and-incidental-signs-on-knee-radiographs-in-clinical-practice-malignant-primary-bone-tumors-and-benign-bone-lesions

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair – Sonographic and elastographic findings: a comparison with clinical results https://www.birpublications.org/doi/10.1259/bjr.20210777


Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy – Effectiveness of an Accelerated Rehabilitation Protocol https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221133105

ACL – When ACL reconstruction does not help: risk factors associated with not achieving the minimal important change for the KOOS Sport/Rec and QoL https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/02/28/bjsports-2022-106191

ACL Injury And Gender – A systematic review and meta-analysis of self-reported activity and knee-related outcomes https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/03/07/bjsports-2022-106099

ACL – Smaller intercondylar notch size and smaller ACL volume increase posterior cruciate ligament rupture risk https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-022-07049-5

ACL – Arthrogenic muscle inhibition after ACL reconstruction: a scoping review of the efficacy of interventions https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6579490/

Meniscal Tear – Effect of exercise therapy versus surgery on mechanical symptoms in young patients: a secondary analysis of the DREAM trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/03/05/bjsports-2022-106207

Traumatic Rotator Cuff Tears – Arthroscopic Repair in Patients 70 Years and Older https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221133110

RTP – Effect of playing position on return to sport, functional outcomes, and recurrence after arthroscopic Bankart repair in soccer players https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221138106

Shoulder Pain – Does the addition of motor control or strengthening exercises to education result in better outcomes for rotator cuff-related shoulder pain? A multi-arm randomised controlled trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/8/457

Rotator Cuff Repair – Types of Retears After Knot-tying and Knotless Suture Bridge Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221135604

Hips – 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 https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/6/382

Hip And Groin Pain – Prevalence, incidence and associations with patient reported outcome scores and hip muscle strength in male field hockey players https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466853X2300038X

Tendinopathy – Small, medium and large effect sizes for exercise treatments: A systematic review and meta-analysis https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/1/e001389

Hamstring Injuries –

London International Consensus and Delphi study on hamstring injuries Part 1: classification https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/5/254

London International Consensus and Delphi study on hamstring injuries part 2: operative management https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/5/266

Acute Fractures – Ultrasound and shockwave therapy https://www.cochranelibrary.com/web/cochrane/content

Achilles Tendinopathy – Score Functional Gains with Shockwave Protocol https://www.curamedix.com/blog/achilles-tendinopathy-score-functional-gains-with-shockwave-protocol

Bone Stress Injuries – Accounting for anatomical location https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/03/17/not-all-bone-stress-injuries-are-the-same-accounting-for-anatomical-location-should-become-a-clinical-standard/

OAT – Compressibility of Osteochondral Autograft Transfer Donor Grafts: A Comparison of Different Donor Regions and How Much Shortening Occurs of Plugs After Impaction https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221147329

OLT – collagen scaffold application in arthroscopic reconstruction of osteochondral lesions of the talus with autologous cancellous bone grafts https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221145733


Head Trauma – Brain cancer risk https://www.appliedradiationoncology.com/articles/head-trauma-may-increase-brain-cancer-risk

Head Injury – Does ball heading affect more than the brain in footballers? https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/02/25/does-ball-heading-affect-more-than-the-brain-in-footballers/

Neurodegenerative Disease among male elite football (soccer) players in Sweden: a cohort study https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(23)00027-0/fulltext

Olympians – Consequences of injury are greater than the general population https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/03/06/consequences-of-injury-are-greater-for-olympians-than-the-general-population/

Athlete Burnout – Associations between health problems and athlete burnout: a cohort study in 210 adolescent elite athletes https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/1/e001514


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review https://www.aerjournal.com/current-volume

BMJ Podcast – Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in MSK Medicine with Dr. Adam Tenforde EP #516 https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-msk-medicine-with-dr-adam-tenforde-ep-516?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

The Shockwave Therapy Podcast – Episode 11: Shockwave for Bone Pathologies with Dr. Karsten Knobloch https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-shockwave-therapy-podcast/id1466230594?i=1000500904918

British Hip Society RHCC App –  https://twitter.com/BritishHip/status/1634131564639420416

BMJ Heart Podcast – The Ironman Study with Professor Paul Kalra https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/the-ironman-study-with-professor-paul-kalra?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/heart-podcast

BMJ Podcast – Potential Bone Stress Injuries in Runners Using Carbon Fiber Plate Footwear. EP# 526 https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/potential-bone-stress-injuries-in-runners-using-carbon-fiber-plate-footwear-ep-526?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

The OJSM Hot Corner https://sites.libsyn.com/410582

Cardiac Failure Review https://www.cfrjournal.com/current-volumeRadiology Channel – X-ray interpretation of foot injuries – Andrew Murphy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTeAsXHs4F4


Orthopaedic Research UK London Shoulder Meeting 19—20 May 2023, RSM London https://oruk.org/upcoming-events/london-shoulder-meeting-19-20-may-2023/

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, London https://isokineticconference.com

SMUG – Muscle Injuries: The Clinicians’ Perspective Carles Pedret Masterclass – Tuesday 30th May 2023, Twickenham https://www.ultrasoundtraining.co.uk/product/the-carles-pedret-masterclass/

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

Radiopaedia 2023 Virtual Conference July 24-28 https://bit.ly/radiopaedia2023

European Society of Cardiology Congress 25-28 August, Amsterdam & online https://www.escardio.org/Congresses-Events/ESC-Congress/Registration

The BIR IR(ME)R update 2023 28th September, London https://www.mybir.org.uk/l/s/community-event?id=a173Y00000GQN3bQAH

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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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