October was an exciting time for sport, starting with the European men’s team following on from the previous Solheim Cup success of the women to take back the Ryder Cup.

Then, after keeping Rugby fans on the edge of their seats in a nail-biting semi-final against England, South Africa repeated the tension to beat New Zealand by a point in the World Cup.

At the Qatar Grand Prix, Max Verstappen became only the 5th driver to win three consecutive World Championships, joining Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in this Formula 1 Hall of Fame.

The month was not short of interesting research and articles either – here is a summary, in case you missed them.

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

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Valvular Heart Disease – Technical considerations for percutaneous tricuspid paravalvular leak closure https://www.japscjournal.com/articles/technical-considerations-percutaneous-tricuspid-paravalvular-leak-closure

Aortic Disease – Sex and gender differences https://www.uscjournal.com/articles/sex-and-gender-differences-aortic-disease

Heart Podcast – The implications of the Ironman study for future management of heart failure patients. https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/the-ironman-study-with-professor-paul-kalra?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/heart-podcast

Cardiometabolic Disease – Evidence for clinical interventions targeting the gut microbiome https://www.bmj.com/content/383/bmj-2023-075180

Acute Coronary Syndrome – Evidence base for women and non-ST elevation ACS https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/women-and-non-st-elevation-acs-whats-the-evidence-base?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/heart-podcast

Acute Atherothrombotic MI – New Classification https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/podcasts/parallax-podcast/ep-103-ccs-ami-new-classification-acute-myocardial-infarction-dr-kumar


Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Imaging – enhancing image analysis and risk stratification https://www.birpublications.org/doi/10.1259/bjro.20220021

AI and Chest X-ray – Radiologists Outperform AI in Detecting Lung Diseases https://appliedradiology.com/Articles/radiologists-outperform-ai-in-detecting-lung-diseases-with-chest-x-ray


Biceps Tenodesis Variations – Outcomes with concomitant rotator cuff repair: a multicenter database analysis https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231180173

Shoulder Pain – A systematic review of the global prevalence and incidence https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36476476/

Shoulder Instability – Diagnosis of Posterior and Combined-Type https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231168878

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries – Dual bracing restores native valgus laxity and native medial joint gapping of the elbow https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231179179

Tennis Elbow – Is it time to reconsider the indications for surgery in patients? https://boneandjoint.org.uk/Article/10.1302/0301-620X.105B2.BJJ-2022-0883.R1

Groin Pain – Into the Bermuda Triangle Part 2 – BJSM blog https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/10/13/groin-pain-into-the-bermuda-triangle-part-2/

Hamstring – Surgical treatment of high-grade acute intramuscular tendon injuries in athletes leads to predictable return to sports and no re-injuries https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-023-07477-x

Shoulder Conditions – Hyaluronic acid injection: a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs https://twitter.com/OrthoEvidence/status/1713968637608890431

Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Bone morphological characteristics as risk factors for injury: comparison between contact and noncontact injury https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231179757

ACL Tears – Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Treatment https://twitter.com/OrthoEvidence/status/1711794035730301062

ACL Cross Bracing Protocol – Healing of acute anterior cruciate ligament rupture on MRI and outcomes following non-surgical management https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/06/13/bjsports-2023-106931

Meniscal Tears – Two-year MRI-defined structural damage and patient-reported outcomes following surgery or exercise in young adults https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/10/25/bjsports-2023-107352

Meniscal Tears – Treatment Options https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/05/29/treatment-options-for-meniscal-tears/

ACL Repair In Children and Adolescents – Leg-length and alignment changes after transphyseal anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with soft tissue graft https://sites.libsyn.com/410582/leg-length-and-alignment-changes-in-children-and-adolescents-after-transphyseal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-soft-tissue-graft-with-authors-drs-alexander-seeto-md-and-ivan-astori-mbbs

Total Knee Arthroplasty – Risk factors for blood transfusion and postoperative anaemia https://www.buzzsprout.com/225112/13785774

Lateral Meniscus Root Tears – Evaluation of the All-Inside technique for repair 1 year after ACL reconstruction https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671221149716

Tibial Spine Avulsion – Long-term outcomes of fractures after open reduction with osteosuturing versus arthroscopic screw fixation https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231176991

Tibiofemoral Knee Dislocations – Examining the Schenck KD I classification in patients https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231168892

Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Neural drive and motor unit characteristics after reconstruction: implications for quadriceps weakness https://peerj.com/articles/16261/

Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Potential role of cross-education in early-stage rehabilitation after reconstruction https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/10/11/bjsports-2023-107456

Osteoarthritis – Osteotomies around the knee are not just space oddities https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-023-07436-6

Patellofemoral Pain – Quadriceps or hip exercises: A randomised controlled equivalence trial https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/20/1287

ACL – Association of tibial tubercle–trochlear groove distance with risk of graft failure https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231180860

Reconstructed Posterior Cruciate Ligament – Association between tunnel position, tunnel angle, graft signal intensity, and graft thickness https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231168893

Treatment of Plantar Fasciopathyhttps://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/10/20/treatment-of-plantar-fasciopathy/


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

Mental Ill Health – Depression and anxiety-related disorders and suicide among Swedish male elite football players: a nationwide cohort study https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2023/10/18/bjsports-2023-107286

Elite Rugby League – Mental fatigue and technical performance https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2023.2228138

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs) – 2023 International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) consensus statement https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/57/17/1073

REDs – Body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and exercise behaviours: associations with symptoms in male and female athletes https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/4/e001731?rss=1

Anxiety And Depression – From alternative to mainstay: the overwhelming evidence supporting physical activity as a treatment https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/06/05/from-alternative-to-mainstay-the-overwhelming-evidence-supporting-physical-activity-as-a-treatment-for-anxiety-and-depression/

Chronic Low Back Pain – Additional effect of pain neuroscience education to spinal manipulative therapy on pain and disability for patients  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S141335552300076X

Back Pain – Patients’ adherence to sustainable physiotherapy – where are the opportunities? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/374371581_back_pain_patients’_adherence_to_sustainable_physiotherapy_-_where_are_the_opportunities

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics – Epidemiology of injuries: a retrospective analysis of six seasons https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/9/4/e001721?rss=1

Joint Hypermobility – Injury risk in collegiate football players a prospective cohort study https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23259671231167117

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

Recreational Runners – Achilles tendon dimensions, ankle stiffness and footfall patterns https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2023.2240631

Osteoporosis – UK consensus statement on physical activity and exercise https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2023/10/30/steady-and-straight-uk-consensus-statement-on-physical-activity-and-exercise-for-osteoporosis/

Foam-Rolling – Are acute effects of attributed to dynamic warm-up effects? https://www.jssm.org/jssm-22-180.xml%3EFulltext


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

To Measure or Not to Measure – the body composition question for athletic individuals. EP#540 https://bjsmbmj.podbean.com/e/to-measure-or-not-to-measure-%E2%80%93-the-body-composition-question-for-athletic-individuals-ep540/

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review – Volume 12  https://www.aerjournal.com/current-volume

The New REDs Clinical Assessment Tool – IOC REDs CAT2 – with Professor Margo Mountjoy and Dr Trent Stellingwerff. EP#541 https://bjsmbmj.podbean.com/e/the-new-reds-clinical-assessment-tool-%E2%80%93-ioc-reds-cat2-%E2%80%93-with-professor-margo-mountjoy-and-dr-trent-stellingwerff-ep541/

American Society for Surgery of the Hand https://www.orthomedia.org.uk/Playlist/6bba65a7-582e-4e25-8310-01b807f69691

Discussing Mental Health in Athletes with 3 Experts. https://bjsmbmj.podbean.com/e/discussing-mental-health-in-athletes-with-3-experts-ep543/


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

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

BJSM Live Sports Physiotherapy Webinar – 28th November 2023, 10:00 – 14:00 (GMT) https://bjsmlive.bmj.com/physiotherapy-webinar-progamme/

Rhythm Interventions Online – 29th November – 1st December 2023

3pm–9pm CET | 9am–3pm ET https://register.riocongress.radcliffecardiology.com/rio2023

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

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

The 7th IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport –  29th  February to 2 March 2024; Monaco https://olympics.com/ioc/medical-research/7-th-ioc-world-conference-on-prevention-of-injury-and-illness-in-sport

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