July saw another exciting Tour de France with an overall win in the men’s race by Jonas Vingegaard, and Demi Vollering claiming the yellow jersey in the women’s.  As we write, we sadly note the passing at the age of 95 of ‘the Eagle of Toledo’, Federico Bahamontes, the first Spanish rider ever to win the event.

An enthralling Ashes saw a controversial dismissal to see Australia beat England at Lord’s in the second test, with English somewhat humour restored by a 2-2 result for the series.

The Women’s World Cup is providing its own moments of tension and excitement, with England through to the quarter finals and every chance of winning the Cup for the first time on 20th August. 

Here is a summary of some of the research and articles you may have missed last month. If we may, in this edition we’d like to draw your attention to an important interview between Dele and Gary Neville, where the former talks about his experience of mental health and trauma👉The Overlap podcast Dele: “Now is the Time to Talk” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyDL9EUIdy0

If you have any suggestions for resources, studies or events for inclusion in future bulletins, please do let us know.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Atrial Fibrillation – Elite female endurance athletes are at increased risk compared to the general population: a matched cohort study https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/07/10/bjsports-2022-106035

Palpitations – Rapid assessment and management during sports: proposal for a step-by-step, device-inclusive guide https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/07/24/rapid-assessment-and-management-of-palpitations-during-sports-proposal-for-a-step-by-step-device-inclusive-guide/

CHF – ESC 365 – Episode 21: Among the topics: Edge-to-edge mitral valve repair – The future treatment of chronic heart failure https://esc365.escardio.org/event/1122?t=681

Defibrillation Outcomes – One-year quality-of-life outcomes of cardiac arrest survivors by initial defibrillation provider https://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2023/03/16/heartjnl-2021-320559


Cardiac MRI – Diagnosis of primary cardiac B-cell lymphoma with cardiac MRI https://humankinetics.me/2023/06/30/breathing-exercises-to-increase-and-sustain-energy-for-workouts/

Ankle Arthrodesis – Radiographic measurements of the foot and ankle https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/24730114231187888


Early Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis – Hip rotation muscle strength is implicated in progression: A longitudinal evaluation following ACL reconstruction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466853X23000767?via%3Dihub

Osteoarthritic Knee – Efficacy of subchondroplasty in the treatment of pain associated with bone marrow lesions https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231163528

Anatomical Medial Meniscus – The first-generation prosthesis led to unsatisfactory results: a first-in-human study https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-022-07205-x

Revision ACL Reconstruction – Comparison of Onlay anchor fixation versus transosseous fixation for lateral extra-articular tenodesis https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231166380

ACL Reconstruction – Risk of revision and re-operation: comparison of quadriceps tendon, BPTB, and hamstring autografts in a US-based cohort study https://sites.libsyn.com/410582/risk-of-revision-and-re-operation-after-acl-reconstruction-comparison-of-quadriceps-tendon-bptb-and-hamstring-autografts-in-a-us-based-cohort-study-of-19960-patients-with-dr-gregory-maletis-head-of-the-kaiser-permanente-acl-registry

Noncontact ACL Injury – Key thresholds and relative contributions of knee geometry, anteroposterior laxity, and body weight as risk factors https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231163627

Lateral Meniscectomy – Autologous semitendinosus meniscus graft significantly improves knee joint kinematics and the tibiofemoral contact https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-022-07300-z

Trochlear Groove – Trochlear shape and patient-reported outcomes after arthroscopic deepening trochleoplasty and medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: a retrospective cohort study including MRI assessments https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231171378

Rotator Cuff – Massive and irreparable rotator cuff tears: a review of current definitions and concepts https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231154452#fig1-23259671231154452

Rotator Cuff Tears – Superior capsular reconstruction versus latissimus dorsi tendon transfer: minimum 5-year outcomes https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231166703

Rotator Cuff Disorders – Effectiveness of glenohumeral joint mobilisation on range of motion and pain in patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37422746/

Acute Anterior Glenoid Fracture – Arthroscopic double-row bridge fixation provided satisfactory shoulder functional restoration with high union rate https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-023-07389-w

Anterior Shoulder Instability – Contribution of the bony Bankart in calculating glenoid bone loss https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231168879

Shoulder Dislocation – Effectiveness of combined surgical and exercise-based interventions following primary traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/07/13/bjsports-2022-106422

SLAP and Acromioclavicular Lesions – Use of the O’Brien’s active compression test to evaluate in athletes https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/07/17/use-of-the-obriens-active-compression-test-to-evaluate-slap-lesions-and-acromioclavicular-lesions-in-athletes/

Plantar Fasciopathy – Impact of corticosteroid injection plus exercise versus exercise alone on effect of patient advice and a heel cup for patients. A randomised clinical trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/07/06/bjsports-2023-106948

Hip Hemiarthroplasty – High-dose dual-antibiotic loaded cement: a randomised controlled trial https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(23)00962-5/fulltext


Tour De France Champions: Born Or Made – Where do we take the genetics of performance? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2016.1215494

Female Athlete Health Domains – A supplement to the International Olympic Committee consensus statement on methods for recording and reporting epidemiological data on injury and illness in sport https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/06/22/bjsports-2022-106620

Psychology – Differences in psychological readiness for return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament injury is evident in thigh musculature motor unit characteristics https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/3/e001609?rss=1

Metrics – Comparison of the PROMIS and iHOT-12 in determining satisfaction levels after hip arthroscopy for FAIS https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231168887

Women’s Rugby Union – Body on the line: experiences of tackle injury in women’s rugby union – a grounded theory study https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/07/10/body-on-the-line-experiences-of-tackle-injury-in-womens-rugby-union-a-grounded-theory-study/

Sport Mental Health Assessment Tool 1 (SMHAT-1) – Analysis in Team USA athletes https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/07/20/bjsports-2022-106495

Mental Health Problems In Elite Sport -The difference in the distribution of mental distress and mental disorders among a sample of Norwegian elite athletes https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/3/e001538

Unilateral Vs. Bilateral Hamstring Strength Assessments – Comparing reliability and inter-limb asymmetries in female soccer players https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2021.1880180

Non-Specific Low Back Pain – Characteristics and health outcomes associated with activation for self-management in patients: A cross-sectional study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468781223001157?dgcid=raven_sd_aip_email

Patellofemoral Pain In Females – Lower extremity muscle volume and its relationships to hip and knee torque: A cross-sectional study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1466853X23000949?via%3Dihub

Sports Integrity Considerations – Vision enhancement technologies and augmented reality https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/3/e001651

Chronic Ankle Instability – Comparison of effects of Mulligan taping and Kinesio taping on ankle neuromuscular control in response to a sudden inversion perturbation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1466853X23000950?via%3Dihub

Combined Hormonal Contraceptives – Do not protect against musculoskeletal injuries or conditions https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/07/28/combined-hormonal-contraceptives-do-not-protect-against-musculoskeletal-injuries-or-conditions/Concussion – Risk of upper extremity musculoskeletal injury within the first year https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231163570


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Athletes with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – With Dr. Dusty Narducci. EP#536 BJSM Podcast https://bjsmbmj.podbean.com/e/athletes-with-attention-deficithyperactivity-disorder-with-dr-dusty-narducci-ep536/

Breathing Exercises to Increase and Sustain Energy for Workouts https://humankinetics.me/2023/06/30/breathing-exercises-to-increase-and-sustain-energy-for-workouts/

Mental Health and Trauma – The Overlap podcast Dele: “Now is the Time to Talk” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyDL9EUIdy0

Getting To The Bottom Of Saddle Sores – Infographic https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/07/10/bjsports-2023-106911

Later-in-life health risks associated with sport-related concussion and repetitive head impacts – Prof Grant Iverson and Prof Bob Cantu. EP#535 | BJSM Podcast https://bjsmbmj.podbean.com/e/later-in-life-health-risks-associated-with-sport-related-concussion-and-repetitive-head-impacts-prof-grant-iverson-and-prof-bob-cantu-ep535/

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

EP 95: Conversations about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/podcasts/parallax-podcast/ep-95-conversations-about-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-symptoms-diagnosis-and-management


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/

A Radiographer’s Journey BIR virtual event Thursday 16 November 2023 https://www.mybir.org.uk/l/s/community-event?id=a173Y00000GQSGkQAP

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