We are devastated by the passing in August of our much-loved, respected and admired Managing Director Neil Redman.

Many of you knew him personally and will also be feeling the loss. The entire team have been deeply touched by the many heartfelt tributes that flooded in, including those of you who found us at the recent BASEM conference in Manchester, and we are incredibly grateful for your support.

Our monthly round-up has received many positive comments over the years, and Neil was delighted that it was so well received. It was always important to him that SEMPRIS delivered added value to you, our members, and we will of course continue this legacy. This edition combines some of the articles and content that came to our attention in August and September.

In memory of Neil Redman.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Eyes and the Heart – What a clinician should know https://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2023/07/28/heartjnl-2022-322081?rss=1

Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death – 2022 ESC recommendations https://www.medscape.co.uk/viewarticle/guideline-essentials-2022-esc-recommendations-ventricular-2023a10005g6?ecd=soc_tw_230919_mscpmrk_news__

Aortic Valve Disease – When is CT imaging helpful? https://heartbmj.podbean.com/e/ct-imaging-in-aortic-valve-disease-when-is-it-helpful/

Cardiovascular Disease and COVID-19 Vaccines – A systematic review and analysis of published cases https://www.ecrjournal.com/articles/cardiovascular-disease-and-covid-19-vaccines-systematic-review-and-analysis-published

Gender and Atrial Fibrillation – Elite female endurance athletes are at increased risk compared to the general population: a matched cohort study

Ventricular Arrhythmias – sex and gender differences


Patellar Instability – Association of trochlear length on sagittal MRI to trochlear dysplasia in https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231169730

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears – MRI findings in national football league athletes https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231169190

Posterior Oblique Ligament – Quantitative anatomy, radiographic markers, and biomechanical properties https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231174857

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – Study identifies CTE in young amateur athletes https://appliedradiology.com/Articles/study-identifies-cte-in-young-amateur-athletes

MSK and Gender – Gender similarities and differences in skeletal muscle and body composition: an MRI study of recreational cyclists https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/3/e001672

Stable Angina – CT-FFR simulates blood flow to identify patients https://appliedradiology.com/Articles/ct-ffr-simulates-blood-flow-to-identify-patients-with-stable-angina?oly_enc_id=


Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation – Effectiveness of combined surgical and exercise-based interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/09/01/effectiveness-of-combined-surgical-and-exercise-based-interventions-following-primary-traumatic-anterior-shoulder-dislocation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis/
Revision Rotator Cuff Repair – Comparison of outcomes with versus without arthroscopically inserted onlay bioinductive implant https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231175883

Rotator Cuff Tears and Tendinopathy – The MSK playbook https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/09/25/the-msk-playbook-rotator-cuff-tears-and-tendinopathy/

Rotator Cuff – Association of coracoacromial ligament degeneration with tear patterns and retear rate https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231175873

Frozen Shoulder – Exploration of the clinical course and longitudinal correlations: A longitudinal multicentre prospective observational study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S246878122300142X

Finger Pain – When to be concerned in an adolescent climber https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/09/08/when-to-be-concerned-about-finger-pain-in-an-adolescent-climber/

Hip Microinstability – Range of movement and predictions: A Comparative Study https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231169978

Groin Pain – Into the Bermuda Triangle Part 1 https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/09/15/groin-pain-into-the-bermuda-triangle-part-1/

Concussion and Injury – Impact on lateral ankle sprain and anterior cruciate ligament injury risks: A systematic review and meta-analysis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/08/30/bjsports-2023-106980

Hamstring Tendon ACL Reconstruction – Osteoconductive scaffold placed at the femoral tunnel aperture: A randomized controlled trial https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231174478

Hamstring Strain Injuries – Exploring the role of sprint biomechanics: A current opinion on existing concepts and evidence https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40279-023-01925-x

Medical Ozone – Outcome on hamstring injury in a professional athlete assessed by thermography: a clinical case report https://www.birpublications.org/doi/10.1259/bjrcr.20220078

Patellofemoral Pain – Neuromechanical properties of the vastus medialis and vastus lateralis in adolescents https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231155894

Joint Hypermobility – Impact on secondary ACL injury risk https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/08/02/does-generalised-joint-hypermobility-impact-second-acl-injury-risk/

ACL Reconstruction – Trends in patient-reported outcomes: a systematic review https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231174472

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Graft – Drilling angles compared https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-023-07428-6

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

Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Biomechanics and situational patterns associated with injuries in the National Basketball Association (NBA) https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/08/30/bjsports-2023-107075

Total Knee Arthroplasty – Psychological health and recovery: a health services perspective (PhD Academy Award) https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/08/07/bjsports-2023-107210

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy – Systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials comparing exercise loading protocols with passive treatment modalities or other loading protocols for management  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231171178

Plantar Fasciitis – Efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies on pain intensity and disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/08/23/bjsports-2022-106403

Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability – Effect of arthroscopically confirmed syndesmotic widening on outcome following isolated Broström operation https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10711007231153388

Chondrocalcinosis Pathway – The MSK Playbook https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/09/11/the-msk-playbook-chondrocalcinosis-pathway/


Physical Activity Paradox – Could inflammation be a key factor? https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/56/21/1224

Sport-related Concussion – Early rest and exercise post injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/07/07/rest-and-exercise-early-after-sport-related-concussion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-2/

Female Athlete Health Domains – 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

Mechanistics of Jump Landings – Relationship between lateral tibial posterior slope and tibiofemoral kinematics https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231160213

Match Collisions in Female Rugby Union – The relationship between physical characteristics and match collision performance among elite international players https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17461391.2022.2144765

Women’s Rugby Union – Body on the line: experiences of tackle injury: 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/

Female Soccer – Health problems occurring in national-level players are different between leagues and throughout the season: a 6-month prospective cohort study https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/3/e001595?rss=1

Anti-Doping In Rugby Union – Concussion and “compelling justification” https://www.morgansl.com/en/latest/anti-doping-rugby-union-concussion-and-compelling-justification

Karate Injuries – Incidence rate and sites in European and Swiss competitions: a prospective epidemiological study of 2404 fights https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/3/e001719?rss=1

Hip Muscle Strengthening Exercises – Effect on pain and disability in patients with non-specific low back pain https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4663/11/9/167


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

The OJSM Hot Corner – “Reduced Incidence of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Internal Brace Augmentation” https://sites.libsyn.com/410582/reduced-incidence-of-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-internal-brace-augmentation-with-authors-drs-adam-daniel-md-patrick-smith-md

Heart Podcast – https://heartbmj.podbean.com/

Patellar Tracking – An old problem with new insights https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/abs/10.1148/rg.220177?journalCode=radiographics

The Radiologist – https://www.youtube.com/@theradiologistpage


ESC Heart & Stroke Seminar – 2nd – 3rd December 2023; Oxford Mathematical Institute  https://esc365.escardio.org/event/1059

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

Aspetar International ConferenceThe Complete Guide to the Athletic ACL – 18th-19th November 2023 https://www.aspetar.com/en/professionals/our-events/acl-conference

Football Medicine: Bridging Science and Practice – 25th – 27th May 2024; Civitas Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid https://isokineticconference.com/isok24-scientific-programme/

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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