April was definitely a game of two halves, with Rugby suffering more behind-the-scenes turmoil, while Hollywood brought some fairy-tale magic to football – we’d be surprised if the rights to Wrexham’s story haven’t already been optioned!

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


Myocarditis – Diagnosis, risk stratification and management https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management-of-myocarditis?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/heart-podcast

Aortic Valve Replacement – Formal consensus study on surgery in adults https://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2023/04/20/heartjnl-2022-321740


ACL Repair – Promising functional outcomes following repair with suture augmentation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-022-07236-4

ACL Injury – Simple hop tests are prognostic for future outcomes https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/04/03/simple-hop-tests-after-acl-injury-are-prognostic-for-future-outcomes/

Adductor Magnus – Isolated AM injuries in athletes: A case series https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221138806

ACL Reconstruction – Comparative study of hamstring versus patellar tendon graft in young women: a cohort study from the New Zealand ACL registry https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/03635465221146299

Meniscal Repair – Evaluation of risk of peroneal nerve injury in all-inside lateral meniscal repair in standard arthroscopic knee conditions https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-022-07297-5

Hamstrings – Effect of cross-sectional area of the hamstring tendon autograft on failure rate or clinical outcomes after double-bundle ACL reconstruction: tendon autograft https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221142857

Achilles Tendon Rupture – The statistical fragility of operative vs nonoperative: a systematic review of comparative studies https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/10711007221108078

Hip Pain – Stratified care in hip arthroscopy: can we predict successful and unsuccessful outcomes? https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/03/30/bjsports-2022-105534

RTP– Karate After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/01/09/karate-after-arthroscopic-hip-surgery/

RTP – Criteria used to determine unrestricted return to activity after ACL reconstruction in paediatric and adolescent patients: a systematic review https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231154540

Low Back Pain – The McKenzie method for (sub)acute non‐specific low back pain management https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009711.pub2/full

Pain Diagnostics – Low back pain of disc, sacroiliac joint, or facet joint origin: a diagnostic accuracy systematic review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589537023001372

Women and ACL Injuries – Female football players are at much higher risk of career-ending ACL injuries – the science on why https://theconversation.com/female-football-players-are-at-much-higher-risk-of-career-ending-acl-injuries-the-science-on-why-198121#Echobox=1682337292

Running and ACL Injuries – Effects of running on the development of knee osteoarthritis: an updated systematic review at short-term follow-up https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231152900

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair – Determining the time required to achieve clinically significant outcomes on the PROMIS Upper Extremity Questionnaire https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231157038

Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy – Efficacy of intra-articular versus extra-articular bupivacaine injection: a prospective, randomised, double-blind clinical trial https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221147514


Can you help? Help Professor Margo Mountjoy and their team learn what you can do as a sports doctor to detect and respond to harassment and abuse in sport https://thomasmore.questionpro.eu/WWYD

Artificial Intelligence – Advisory or Adversary? https://www.icrjournal.com/articles/artificial-intelligence-advisory-or-adversary

ChatGPT – A Preliminary Investigation of Fake Peer-Reviewed Citations and References Generated by ChatGPT https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00330124.2023.2190373

Women’s Football – Injury incidence rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective injury surveillance studies https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/8/471

Health Literacy – Injury acknowledgement by reduction of sports load in world-leading athletics (track and field) athletes varies with their musculoskeletal health literacy and the socioeconomic environment https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/03/30/bjsports-2022-106007

Psychological Trauma – The psychological impact of traumatic events in sports https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/04/10/the-psychological-impact-of-traumatic-events-in-sports/

Head Injury Assessments – Introducing in-match HIAs in elite women’s rugby in England https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2022/10/14/introducing-in-match-head-injury-assessments-hias-in-elite-womens-rugby-in-england/

Sport-related Concussion – Randomised controlled trial of early aerobic exercise following post injury: Progressive percentage of age-predicted maximal heart rate versus usual care https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9778585/

Concussion Recovery – Only Half of patients achieve full recovery after 6 months, study suggests https://www.medscape.co.uk/viewarticle/only-half-concussion-patients-achieve-full-recovery-after-6-2023a10008i9?ecd=soc_tw_230502_mscpmrk_news__&faf=1

Acute Respiratory Illness – Diagnostic approach to lower airway dysfunction in athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/04/21/diagnostic-approach-to-lower-airway-dysfunction-in-athletes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-by-a-subgroup-of-the-ioc-consensus-on-acute-respiratory-illness-in-the-athlete/

‘Body On The Line’: Experiences of tackle injury in women’s rugby union – a grounded theory study https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/04/25/bjsports-2022-106243

A Football Fairy Tale – How Wrexham’s football fairy tale is fuelled by Disney and Hollywood glamour https://theconversation.com/how-wrexhams-football-fairy-tale-is-fuelled-by-disney-and-hollywood-glamour-204485#Echobox=1682706804


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

OJSM Podcast – Foot & Ankle Specialist Dr. Adam Schiff discusses a recent study “Comparison of Suture Button and Syndesmotic Screw for Ankle Syndesmotic Injuries: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” https://sites.libsyn.com/410582/suture-button-versus-screw-fixation-for-syndesmotic-ankle-injuries-with-foot-ankle-specialist-dr-adam-schiff-md

BJSM Podcast – Real world injury prevention in amateur soccer with Hanna Lindblom. EP#527 https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/bjsm-real-world-injury-prevention-in-amateur-soccer-with-hanna-lindblom-ep527?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1

FAI April 2023 Podcast: Outcomes of salvage procedures for failed total ankle arthroplasty https://footandankle.libsyn.com/fai-april-2023-podcast-outcomes-of-salvage-procedures-for-failed-total-ankle-arthroplasty

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


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 20th – 23rd May, Prague and online https://esc365.escardio.org/Heart-Failure

The Annual Isokinetic Conference: Football Medicine – the pursuit of excellence, 27th – 29th May 2023London 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 June 2023 – Leicester City Football Club https://www.fmpa.co.uk/conferences/fmpa-conference-2023/

BASEM Foundation Skills Course: Explore a career in Sport and Exercise Medicine, 11th – 14th June 2023, Lilleshall National Sports Centre https://basem.co.uk/event/basem-foundation-skills-course-2023/

The Female Athlete, June 14th – 16th, 2023 Boston and online https://www.femaleathleteconference.com/

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

Radiopaedia 2023 Virtual Conference, July 24th – 28th https://bit.ly/radiopaedia2023

European Society of Cardiology Congress, 25th -28th 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

BASEM 2023 Annual Conference, 5th – 6th October, Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester https://basem.co.uk/event/basem-2023-annual-conference/

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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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